Airbus, Rolls-Royce out of Emirates 70 plane order

|About: Airbus Group SE (EADSF)|By:, SA News Editor

Airbus (EADSF) has received a major blow after Dubai's Emirates airline cancelled its entire purchase of 70 Airbus A350 jets. The cancellation also stung engine maker Rolls-Royce (RYCEY), the sole engine maker for the A350.

The deal, which closed in 2007, was worth around $16B ($22B based on the current price catalog). Rolls-Royce commented that the cancellation will result in a £2.6B ($4.4B) loss from its order book.