su·​per·​jum·​bo | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌjəm-bō How to pronounce superjumbo (audio) \

Definition of superjumbo

: an extremely large passenger jet airplane : superjet

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Photo: George Downs/The Wall Street Journal (Originally published July 13, 2016) The demise of the A380, the largest commercial liner ever built, has left a superjumbo-sized hole in the aircraft market. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Death of A380 Superjumbo Opens New Battleground," 1 Mar. 2019 Almost two decades ago, Airbus bet big on its own giant, four-engine aircraft—the A380 superjumbo jet. Robert Wall, WSJ, "The Last 747: Airlines Dump the Jumbo Jet, Transforming International Travel," 29 Dec. 2018 On Monday, John Leahy, Airbus’s chief operating officer, said that if the company was unable to agree on a deal with Emirates, the superjumbo’s days might be numbered. Amie Tsang, New York Times, "Emirates Offers A380 a Lifeline, Signing $16 Billion Deal With Airbus," 18 Jan. 2018 But the market for the superjumbo that can seat more than 600 passengers has softened with airlines preferring other models. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Private Equity Makes Leasing Planes a Hot Commodity," 4 July 2018 Wings for Airbus planes, from the A320 to the superjumbo A380, are made in Britain for assembly in France and Germany. Alastair Jamieson /, NBC News, "Airbus warns it will leave Britain if there's no E.U. deal on Brexit," 22 June 2018 The manufacturer won a lifeline for the superjumbo with a January order for 20 new planes from Emirates, the only airline to have made the model a central plank of its fleet. Tom Lavell,, "Two Unwanted A380s Are Moving Closer to the Scrapheap," 5 June 2018 Airbus has struggled with its four-engine superjumbo, too, the double-deck A380, which is larger than the 747. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Last Rites for a Boeing 747," 6 June 2018 The decision Tuesday affirmed a ruling that EU member states have failed to adequately remedy market-distorting aid for the launch of Airbus's A380 superjumbo, infrastructure support and equity investments that unfairly benefited the planemaker., "Boeing found harmed by Airbus aid, exposing EU to U.S. sanctions," 15 May 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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