Emirates is close to order Rolls-Royce engines to be fitted to 36 additional A380s on order with Airbus, according to airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.
The Dubai-based carrier placed an order for additional 36 jets in February, which are supposed to secure planned delivery from 2020 onwards.
“The deal is just about to be closed, it will be Rolls-Royce”, Sir Tim Clark confirmed in an exclusive interview to Airlineratings.com on the sideline of the APG aviation conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
According to airlineratings.com, “So far Emirates had ordered Rolls-Royce engines for 52 of its A380s and Engine Alliance ones for 90 aircraft.”
The announcement dismiss the media speculated that the carrier might not be ready to take on more A380s at the moment as the airline faces a pilot shortage and reportedly has stored some A380s at Dubai World Central airport.