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Long-haul carrier Emirates signals it will hold off on major Airbus purchase over engine worries


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Long-haul carrier Emirates has signaled it will hold off on a major purchase of Airbus A350 aircraft.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Ethiopian Airlines announced it’s buying 31 aircraft from Boeing and signed options to potentially purchase another 36 aircraft as well.

VERBATIM: The pause is over concerns about the aircrafts’ Rolls Royce engines. It marks a major blow for the European manufacturer as it hopes to close the sale during the Dubai Air Show. Emirates President Tim Clark’s comments at the show came the day after his airline announced a $52 billion purchase with Airbus’ rival Boeing, while its sister airline FlyDubai bought another $11 billion of aircraft from Boeing.

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