Emirates Gives Airbus 29 Billion Reasons To Build A New Superjumbo Jet

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By Benjamin Zhang  http://www.businessinsider.com/

Whoever said that the almighty wallet can conquer everything may have been right.

Of the 139 Airbus A380 superjumbos that have been delivered over the past eight years, 52 are flying with Dubai’s Emirates Airlines — with dozens more on order. That’s why when Emirates demands a redesigned version of the superjumbo with more efficient engines, Airbus listens.

According to Dow Jones Business News, that’s exactly what’s happening right now.

Emirates CEO Tim Clark has stated that the airline could “definitely” buy 60-70 more superjumbos if Airbus is willing to offer a redesigned version of the plane with new Rolls Royce Trent Engines

The new engines would increase fuel efficiency by 10-12%, reports Dow Jones. At a current list price of $414 million, the Emirates order can potentially be worth as much as $28.98 billion. More info

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