Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce John Rishton (L) and President of Emirates Airlines Tim Clark shake hands after addressing a press conference in central London on April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS
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Rolls-Royce has won a $9.2 billion deal to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, the largest order in its history and giving it a boost after a torrid year of profit warnings.Though a shift in engine supplier is rare, the deal had been flagged by Clark in March, when he said he was considering Rolls-Royce engines for the aircraft.Clark has said he expected any so-called A380neo to be powered by Rolls-Royce engines based on its Trent XWB engine.Rolls-Royce was also awaiting Airbus' decision on the A380 upgrade, he added.
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