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Future of Airbus A380 hinges on Emirates order

Airbus may not feel to proceed with smaller sales without Emirates deal, the people said

The double-decker A380, which entered service in 2008, ranks as the world's biggest passenger plane
The double-decker A380, which entered service in 2008, ranks as the world’s biggest passenger plane

AirbusisworkingonvitalsalescampaignsaimedatextendingthelifeofitsflagshipA380superjumbo,withoutgoingmarketingchiefJohnLeahyseekingtosecureordersbytheDubaiAirShowinNovember. Keytothepushisarequirementfor20jetsworth$8.7billionatleadingA380customerEmirates,withfollow-onordersfromBritishAirwaysownerIAG,Japan’sANAHoldings andThaiAirwaysInternationalalsointhemix,accordingtothepeople,whoaskednottobenamedasthetalksareprivate. Airbusmaynotfeelthatitcanproceedwiththesmallersales, ...