Airbus and Emirates sign firm deal for 50 more A380s

PARIS Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:11am EST

1 of 2. The damaged right-hand wing-tip of Airbus A380, the world's largest jetliner with a wingspan of almost 80 meters, is seen on the tarmac on the eve of the opening of the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, near Paris, June 19, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Niek van der Zande

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus EAD.PA said on Monday it had finalized a deal with Emirates Airline for 50 more A380s aircraft that had been announced at the Dubai airshow last month.

The contract was inked by Emirates President Tim Clark during a visit to the aircraft maker's French headquarters in Toulouse, Airbus said in a statement.

The deal is worth $23 billion at list prices and brings total orders from Emirates alone for the world's largest jetliner to 140 aircraft.

(Reporting by Natalie Huet)

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