Airbus needs more time to decide on A380 changes: paper

April 12, 2015 7:03 PM

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Airbus needs more time to decide on A380 changes: paper

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) will not abandon its A380 jumbo jet program despite slow sales, its chief executive told Les Echos newspaper, and needs more time to decide whether to redesign its engines as major customer Emirates Airline has requested.

Emirates, the leading buyer of the existing A380 jet with 140 orders, has been pushing Airbus to revamp the plane with newer engines, a move that could lower the number of seats airlines must sell to break even.

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