Emirates holds out for Airbus assurances on A380′s future

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is holding out for assurances about the future of Airbus SE’s A380 program before committing to an $8 billion order for more of the double-decker aircraft. While Airbus is pushing for a deal at November’s air show in Dubai, where the carrier is based, concern that the value of used A380s will plummet if the slow-selling model is canceled represents a major sticking point, together with the proposed price, Tim Clark, the airline’s president, said in an interview Thursday. Bloomberg

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