Aerospace industry buoyed by £11.5bn super-jumbo order

An Emirates Airbus A380
The UK’s aerospace sector has received a major boost after airline Emirates announced an £11.5bn order for up to 36 new Airbus A380s. The deal will cause a sigh of relief for an already under pressure supply chain which has had the jitters for some time over fears the super-jumbo programme could be shelved or even scrapped altogether due to a lack of demand from the airlines. However, engine supplier Rolls-Royce has yet to learn if its engines will power the aircraft. Emirates has placed 20 firm orders with 16 options. The... For the full story register now for free or login below...