UPDATE 1-Emirates picks Rolls-Royce engines for 50 A380 aircraft -source

April 16, 2015 3:14 PM

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PARIS/LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates airline has selected British engines maker Rolls-Royce to supply 50 of the 140 A380 aircraft it has on order with Airbus, a source familiar with the matter said.

It is the first time the Gulf carrier has ordered Rolls-Royce engines for its superjumbo fleet, the rest of which is powered by Engine Alliance, a joint venture of General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.

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