Emirates reportedly takes delivery of previously refused A380

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 reportedly takes delivery of previously refused A380
By Bloomberg
Thu 29 Nov 2018 08:34 AM

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.

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