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Emirates Ends A380 Delivery Standoff After Rolls Agrees to Fund Fix

  • Gulf carrier to take first Trent-engined superjumbo next week
  • Rift had concerned cost of unanticipated wear to fan blades

Emirates, the biggest long-haul airline, said it struck a deal to accept deliveries of A380 jets powered by Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc engines after the U.K. manufacturer agreed to fund measures to address performance and maintenance concerns.

Dubai-based Emirates will take the first double-decker with Trent 900 engines from Rolls-Royce on Dec. 16, two weeks later than planned, in light of an agreement involving both technical and commercial elements, Tim Clark, the airline’s president, said Wednesday in London.