Just before the Boeing 747 celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first flight, Airbus put out a regulatory filing stating that it is in “commercial discussions” with Emirates regarding the A380 order it placed one year ago. The phrase could mean many things but boils down to: Emirates (or Airbus) may decide to scrap the deal. Ultimately, the termination of the program would probably be in the best interest of both the manufacturer and the airline. Airbus will never make a ...

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