Emirates Airline continues to push Airbus to launch the stretch version of the A380, the proposed dash 900, President Tim Clark told ATWOnline in Dubai. Asked whether he expects Emirates' first A380 to arrive on schedule in October 2006, Clark responded, "I don't know of any aircraft that has been delivered on time to the customer." The most important thing, he said, is that the jet meets Emirates' demanding specifications: "The A380 has to deliver to us 18% lower seat-mile costs compared ...

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