Emirates orders 36 Airbus A380s

Emirates orders 36 Airbus A380s

firm orders, and 16 options. At list prices the deal is worth $16 billion.

The Dubai-based airline currently operates a fleet of 101 A380s and has a further 41 A380 aircraft on order.
Emirates say it will make its engine selection later. Currently it operates a mixed fleet with GE and Rolls-Royce engines.

If all options are exercised, Emirates will have taken delivery of 178 A380s.

“Emirates truly represents Dubai’s spirit of growth, innovation and resilience. It also epitomises the city’s increasing role in connecting the world in terms of people, capital and information flows.” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. “This deal reflects Emirates’ confidence in shaping the future, and its commitment to advancing Dubai’s vision to grow further as a world-class destination and aviation hub.”

The airline says that some of the A380s will be used as replacements for older A380s in its fleet.

The oldest A380 in Emirates’ fleet is 10-years old, having been delivered in July 2008.

“I would like to thank Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed, Tim Clark and Adel Al-Redha for their continued support of the A380,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “This aircraft has contributed enormously to Emirates’ growth and success since 2008 and we are delighted that it will continue to do so. This new order underscores Airbus’s commitment to produce the A380 at least for another ten years. I’m personally convinced more orders will follow Emirates’ example and that this great aircraft will be built well into the 2030s.”

The new Emirates order is the second largest A380 order ever placed. The largest, an order for 50 aircraft, was placed by Emirates in 2013.

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies February 14, 2018 15:22