Updated: Jan 20, 2018
Emirates today announced a US$ 16 billion deal for 36 Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said:
Emirates truly represents Dubai’s spirit of growth, innovation and resilience. It also epitomises the city’s increasing role in connecting the world in terms of people, capital and information flows. This deal reflects Emirates’ confidence in shaping the future, and its commitment to advancing Dubai’s vision to grow further as a world-class destination and aviation hub.
The additional A380s will be delivered from 2020 onwards. Together the airline with 101 current A380s and current order for 41 aircraft brings Emirates commitment to its A380 programme of total 178 aircrafts worth over $60 billion.