A380 failure has stark message for Ireland Inc

A380 failure has stark message for Ireland Inc

Airbus’s ambitious A380 – the so-called superjumbo, with in-flight showers and bars and unparalleled trappings of luxury – came into service in October 2007. Only slightly more than a decade later, it has been announced that production will cease in 2021.

It is a metaphor for a troubled industry, and a bellwether for a difficult few years ahead in the airline and broader aviation sector. Many industry figures are similarly concerned that the coming year – and possibly...

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