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Emirates demands on 777X specs precede record order

Published Thu, Nov 7, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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[DUBAI] Emirates president Tim Clark is pushing Boeing to ensure its newest twin-aisle aircraft meets the airline's demands as it readies an order that stands to be the biggest in aviation history.

The carrier is still haggling with Boeing over the specifications for the 777X as well as with engine manufacturer General Electric (GE) on issues including extra thrust to take off in hot climates, Mr Clark said.

The executive said he needed new wide-body aircraft to…

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