No Delay in A380 Deliveries to Emirates

Reuters03.02.2011 UAE
No Delay in A380 Deliveries to Emirates

No Delay in A380 Deliveries to Emirates

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Airbus is on track to deliver 6 to 7 A380 planes this year to Emirates airlines, its biggest customer for the superjumbos, an Airbus Middle East Executive said.


Among the fastest-growing carriers in the world, the Dubai government-owned Emirates plans to increase its fleet to eventually include 120 Airbus A380s.


Fouad Attar, Deputy President and Head of Commercial at Airbus Middle East, said the aircraft maker would deliver 6 to 7 A380 jets to Emirates this year.


Asked whether there were any delays in the deliveries to Emirates, he said: "No, they're all on time. There's no delay."  


Attar also said Airbus expected 50 to 100 orders from the Middle East and North Africa region and the company would focus on Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa.


"There's lot of potential in North Africa," Attar told reporters on the sidelines of a regional aviation event, noting that the political turmoil in Egypt could affect the number of orders.

Source: Reuters

 

 

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