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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Recent Examples on the Web Carriers are also evaluating the future of the even bigger and newer Airbus SE A380, with Air France announcing the retirement of its superjumbo fleet. Siddharth Vikram Philip,, "British Airways Grounds Its Last 747, Ending an Era," 8 Oct. 2020 That's twelve feet longer than an Airbus A380 superjumbo civilian jetliner. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane," 27 Aug. 2020 Yet for all their popularity with travelers, the final version of the 747 and Europe’s superjumbo never caught on commercially as airlines turned to twin-engine aircraft for long-range flights. Julie Johnsson,, "Boeing quietly pulls plug on the 747, closing era of jumbo jets," 3 July 2020 Emirates is the world’s biggest buyer of the A380, Airbus’s superjumbo. Robert Wall, WSJ, "The Last 747: Airlines Dump the Jumbo Jet, Transforming International Travel," 29 Dec. 2018 Earlier this year Airbus scrapped its A380 superjumbo jet. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Boeing ends sales drought, announcing first new airplane orders in three months," 18 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of superjumbo

1991, in the meaning defined above

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22 Oct 2020

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“Superjumbo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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