ILA: Emirates orders 32 more Airbus A380s

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Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has ordered another 32 Airbus A380s, the single biggest deal for the type.

The Dubai-based carrier confirmed the agreement at the ILA Berlin Air Show today.

Airbus says the orders are firm, and take its overall A380 customer total to 234 jets.

Emirates' current A380 fleet is fitted with Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants.

Its decision brings to 90 the number of A380s it has on order, by far the highest commitment by a single customer.

Airbus chief Tom Enders says the agreement was reached "less than 24 hours ago". The deal is worth $11.5 billion at list prices.