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Farnborough Airshow: A380's 'best years still to come'

Farnborough Airshow: A380's 'best years still to come'

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The head of Airbus' aircraft operations has mounted a strong defence of the troubled A380 super-jumbo jet, claiming its "best years are ahead of us".Tom Williams insisted the A380's absence from the Farnborough Airshow had nothing to do with falling sales. It's the first time in more than a decade that the flagship aircraft has been absent from the global showcase.Mr Williams, who also warned about a possible trade war, told the BBC Airbus decided to display its latest products.An Emirates Airline order for A380s earlier this year has helped bolster the programme, but speculation about its future won't go away.The European aircraft manufacturer, whose wings are made in the UK, has become dependent on the Dubai-based airline to keep A380 production alive.M...