Walkers acts on Final Airbus A380 Delivery

Walkers and Walkers Professional Services ("WPS") are pleased to have acted on the last ever delivery of an Airbus A380 superjumbo. The A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft with capacity to fly over 500 passengers, was launched by Airbus in the early 2000s to connect hubs across the globe.

In 2019, it was announced that production of the A380 would end in 2021, marking the end of a 14-year production run. The final aircraft off of the production line has been leased to Dubai's Emirates, who were also the first airline to place an order for the A380. The final A380 is the 123rd to join Emirates and the 251st delivered by Airbus. The A380, although no longer in production, will continue to operate in the skies for the foreseeable future with Emirates and other carriers, including British Airways and Singapore Airlines.

Walkers' aviation legal team acting on the transaction, was led by Cayman Islands aviation expert Sarah Humpleby with assistance from Dubai senior counsel Terry-Ann Arch and Cayman Islands associate Alexandra Franklin. The WPS team on the matter included Cayman Islands senior vice president Elaine Anderson, Dubai senior vice president Aaron Bennett and Cayman Islands vice president Jacobus Pietersen.

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