Reply to post: Re: I still cannot understand why Airbus cancelled the A380 Freighter variant.

First A380 flown in anger to be broken up for parts

Vinyl-Junkie

Re: I still cannot understand why Airbus cancelled the A380 Freighter variant.

According to what I read it was down to weight to volume; you could reach MTOW with average density loading before the cargo space was more than 2/3rds full. So unless you had a market for something carrying lots of low density items it was unlikely to be viable.

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