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Deal reinforces strong aviation ties between UAE and France

 

DUBAI – Emirates has signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was announced in January.

The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at $16 billion based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020.

The deal was signed by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Mikail Houari, President of Airbus Africa Middle East.

It was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, and Edouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France.

The new order brings Emirates’ commitment to the A380 programme to 178 aircraft, worth over $60 billion.

Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order. JMYDS/Expat Media

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