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Emirates Casts Doubt on Aircraft Orders Worth Tens of Billions

An Airbus SE A380-800, left, and a Boeing Co. 777-300 aircraft, operated by Emirates, stand in a parking zone at Dubai International Airport, on May 18.

An Airbus SE A380-800, left, and a Boeing Co. 777-300 aircraft, operated by Emirates, stand in a parking zone at Dubai International Airport, on May 18.

Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg

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Gulf airline Emirates said it’s unable to commit to outstanding aircraft orders in light of the coronavirus crisis, casting doubt over a backlog worth tens of billions of dollars to Boeing Co. and Airbus SE.