In an October earnings update, Airbus said it was working to resolve "certain commercial challenges" on the supply of an aircraft to a customer
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.