Boeing lands surprise 787 deal

Emirates Airlines contract at $15.1B; Airbus shut out


Photographs by Bloomberg News/NATALIE NACCACHE

Officials pass an Emirates Airlines Boeing 787 during the Dubai Air Show on Monday.

The news release was printed, the media invited, the first dignitaries began filing into the room. Such was the scene Sunday, the first day of the Dubai Air Show, when Airbus SE had planned to unveil a keenly awaited lifeline for its A380 super jumbos from the aircraft's biggest fan: Emirates Airlines.

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