Only twice in the first decade since the Airbus A380 entered service has the double-deck aircraft ended a year with its order backlog higher than that of the previous one. On both occasions Middle Eastern carrier Emirates alone had spared the programme from recording a duck for the year. Emirates ordered 32 A380s in mid-2010 and – just eight days before the end of 2013 – signed for another 50 of the type.
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