Emirates decided for the first time to defer Airbus A380 deliveries, making an already difficult situation for the program much worse. The Dubai-based airline is moving deliveries of six of the aircraft from 2017 to 2018 and a further six aircraft from 2018 to 2019. The company did not say why it made the decision, but stated it came after an agreement with Airbus and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. Emirates is in the process of receiving the first of 50 Rolls-powered A380s this month ...

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