UPDATE 2-Emirates picks Rolls-Royce engines for 50 A380 aircraft -sources

April 16, 2015 4:16 PM

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

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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