UPDATE 1-AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

From Reuters - November 12, 2017

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By Tim Hepher

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the worlds largest jetliner, the airlines president said on Monday.

Speaking to Reuters at the Dubai Airshow, Tim Clark also said the largest Middle East carrier would probably stick with the Boeing 787 for its mid-sized fleet needs after ordering 40 of the jets on Sunday and could order more of them in future.

Airbus declined comment.

Airbuss hopes of a new order from leading customer Emirates for the slow-selling A380 were thwarted on Sunday when the airline unveiled a surprise order for 40 Boeing 787-10 jets worth $15.1 billion at list prices, but no European contract.

Delegates said negotiations continued overnight and that Airbus may be willing to meet Dubais conditions in order to secure a much-needed order for its flagship product.


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