Emirates receives first Rolls Royce powered Airbus A380

Emirates has taken delivery of its first three Rolls Royce Trent 900 powered Airbus A380-800 aircraft following the arrival of A6-EUM (msn 225), A6-EUN (msn 226), and A6-EUO (msn 227) at Dubai Int’l in late December 2016.

31277103701_866e6aa9c5_kA6-EUN at Hamburg Finkenwerder © Dirk Weinrich

The first of the aircraft was due to be delivered in early December, but was delayed because of technical issues with the Trent 900 powerplant. According to the carrier, it has now reached an agreement with the UK-based engine manufacturer.

“Emirates can confirm that we have come to an agreement with Rolls-Royce on the technical issue relating to engines for our A380s,” a spokesperson told the AFP.

Part of the deal also involves the delivery of six aircraft due in 2017 being delayed to 2018, while six aircraft due in 2018 have now been delayed to 2019.

Aside from this recently delivery, Emirates operates eighty nine A380s powered by Engine Alliance GP 7270 engines.


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