Toward the end of Day 2 of the Dubai Airshow, Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier finally had some hopeful news for Emirates, the hometown airline that has been pushing the manufacturer to move ahead with an advanced, reengined version of its A380 airliner. “We think we’re going to do it,” Bregier said of the A380neo. However, Bregier added a less-encouraging caveat for the A380’s largest operator: “There is no urgency.” No other airlines are pushing for a NEO, ...

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