Airbus said it will continue to build the A380 for at least another decade following a commitment from Emirates Airline to add at least 20 aircraft to its backlog. After months of difficult negotiations and a clash at November’s Dubai Air Show, the airline Jan. 18 signed an MOU for an additional 36 aircraft. For Airbus, the deal is a breakthrough that secures A380 production at reduced, but sustainable rates. Earlier this week, Airbus sales chief John Leahy ...

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