GE Aviation Targets Emirates 787 Win

Rolls-Royce had been favoured to power the now deceased A380neo and with it take the winnings from Emirates’ 2017 selection between either the A350 (which the airline spectacularly dumped in 2014) or the 787 family.

But with Airbus admitting that the A380neo is dead and buried because it lacks a suitable engine, business case and airline interest, GE Aviation is now in pole position to secure a place under the wings of Emirates’ 787 fleet, thanks in no small part to its expanding presence in Dubai.