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Emirates switches its A380 engine provider

Reuters is reporting that Rolls Royce has bagged an order worth $9.2 billion at list prices to supply 50 of its Trent engines for the Airbus A380 airplanes ordered by Emirates. This is in stark departure from the Engine Alliance engines that the existing orders of Emirates A380s are coming with. The airline is the biggest buyer of these planes with almost 140 of them on order and 60 of them already in service. The first A380 plane with the Rolls Royce engines would start only in 2016 but still this news is important. It is rare for an airline to switch engine supplier’s midway of such a big order as typically airlines would stick to one engine supplier to make sure consistency and the…

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