Emirates defers 12 A380 deliveries

Emirates has deferred delivery of a dozen Airbus A380s, which were due to arrive over the next two years, under a tripartite agreement to cut production a year earlier than previously planned, the company said.

Emirates said it plans to defer delivery of six A380s by a year, from 2017 to 2018, and push back another six from 2018 to 2019.

Airbus says the postponement follows an agreement between Emirates and Rolls-Royce, which manufactures the Trent 900 engine for the type, and a subsequent agreement between the airline and the airframer.

Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai´s Investment Corporation of Dubai. It operates over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents.