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Emirates Will Receive 6 A380s In 2010

Emirates Airlines disclosed its expected delivery date for Airbus A380s, shortly after the carriers CEO indicated there would be delays.  Emirates is the biggest customer for Airbus A380s with 58 orders.

Head of the airlines operations for France and Benelux countries said they are scheduled to receive six A380s in 2010, five in 2011, twelve in 2012, and eleven in 2013.  They have so far received five A380s this year and another two will be delivered by the end of the year.  The last seventeen planes will be delivered between 2014 and 2016.  Jean-Luc Grillet said it is not traumatic to push back delivery dates when air traffic growth is slower than expected.  An Airbus spokesman said “It’s up to customers to disclose their delivery schedules.”
 

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