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Dubai pressures Airbus as A380 order hopes fizzle

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By Tim HepherDUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.Speaking to Reuters at the Dubai Airshow, Tim Clark also said the largest Middle East carrier would probably stick with the Boeing 787 for its mid-sized fleet needs after ordering 40 of the jets on Sunday, and could order more in future.Airbus's hopes of a new order from top customer Emirates for the slow-selling A380 were thwarted on ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 21:05 IST