Photos Credit: Antony
The final Airbus A380 convoy drove through the streets of Levignac near Toulouse tonight.
The huge sections of the aircraft was on its way to Airbus A380 Final Assembly Line (FAL) in the Jean-Luc Lagardere plant, a purpose-built facility at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France.
Since its first delivery to Singapore Airlines in 2007, 242 S380s have rolled off the assembly line in Toulouse as of 31 December 2019.
More than 100 Jets were flown to Dubai-based Emirates airline, the largest customer of Airbus A380.
Four million parts for this aircraft produced in 1500 companies in 30 countries, in which wings are built in Broughton, Wales, fuselage sections and tail fin come from Hamburg, Germany and Saint-Nazaire, France, and the horizontal tailplane is manufactured in Cadiz, Spain.
Airbus transport A380 sections in three specially designed vessels, that carry six heavy components by sea, while the vertical tail fin flies from Hamburg to Toulouse.
In Feb 2019 Airbus announced it will end the A380 production by 2021, after its main customer, Emirates, agreed to drop an order for 39 of the aircraft, replacing it with 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s.