UAE carrier Emirates is to defer the delivery of 12 Airbus A380s, pushing back handovers of six due in 2017 a year to 2018, and a further six superjumbos from 2018 to 2019.

The decision, taken in conjunction with the airframer and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, means that A380 production will now slow to 12 aircraft a year, down from a rate of 26 A380s a year in 2016.

News team
19 January 2017