Emirates’ latest order for A380 aircraft would allow Airbus to maintain a minimum production level

Emirates’ commitment to take six of the double-decker A380s a year for a decade, including previous orders, fills a gap in planned production as Airbus touts business from other airlines.

Airbus Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said on Friday that Emirates’ latest order for up to 36 A380 aircraft worth $16 billion at list price would allow the European planemaker to maintain a minimum production level of the superjumbo.

Emirates’ commitment to take six of the double-decker A380s a year for a decade, including previous orders, fills a gap in planned production as Airbus touts business from other airlines, reports Reuters.

“Orders now are sufficient to maintain the program at a minimum level,” Bregier told reporters.

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