This Pilot Explains Why Jumbo Jets Are Disappearing

It is not just your impression: the number of these giant aircraft has been dwindling down. This video explains why.
Loukia Papadopoulos

Jumbo jets are marvels of engineering that work equally well as commercial jet airliners or cargo aircraft. These wide-bodied airplanes were first introduced in the late 1960s and were proven quite popular for a while.

But in recent years their numbers have started to dwell, some even say disappear. Despite innovations planned for jumbo jets, their demand continues to decline.

In this video, YouTuber Mentour Pilot gives his take on why these "remarkable" models are failing to keep pace with their new competitors, slowly but surely heading into oblivion. The host discusses the key features of both the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 and explains how they fare compared to newer models.

He also provides some key history lessons in how the airline industry has evolved. Mentour Pilot has a unique view of the industry and the craft as he is a pilot of one of these super jets himself.

In the end, it's all down to economics, as most things do. The clip brings such clear answers to the question posed along with confirmation that these giant jets that once ruled over our skies are indeed dying.

So long jumbo jets! You served us well.

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