Emirates 'confident' on A380 despite pump problem


Dubai-based Emirates airline is confident that the launch of its Airbus A380 flights in August will be successful despite recent reports that Singapore Airlines had to ground a second aircraft on Monday due to a technical concern.

Maiden superjumbo operator Singapore Air decided to ground its second Airbus A380 aircraft bound for Sydney on Monday because of a fuel pump problem. A similar fuel pump problem grounded another of its A380s in February, the BBC has reported. It was reported that the concern has been addressed and that the aircraft is back in service.

In an emailed response to Emirates Business, an Emirates spokesperson said that “the Airbus A380 is a highly sophisticated passenger aircraft, which has undergone some of the most rigorous testing in the history of aircraft manufacturing.

“As the largest A380 customer in the world, Emirates remain confident that the aircraft’s introduction into our fleet later this year will be a resounding success,” the spokesperson said.

The Dubai carrier currently has 58 superjumbo aircraft on order.