Emirates took delivery of an Airbus SE A380 superjumbo that had previously been refused, marking a step forward for the embattled program.
The A380, which had been fully kitted out and ready for delivery last month, was delivered in mid-November, a spokesman for Airbus said in a statement. Airbus said in an October 31 earnings update that it was “actively working to resolve certain commercial challenges” on the supply of the aircraft to a customer.
Emirates and engine-supplier Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc have been locked in negotiations over terms for the supply of turbines for the double-decker. The Gulf carrier in January placed a follow-on order for the plane that had been punted as a life-saving deal that would allow production of the aircraft to continue until 2029.
Spokespeople for Emirates and Rolls-Royce weren’t immediately available to comment when contacted by Bloomberg.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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