Emirates have grounded its one and only airbus
A380 that is operated on its Dubai to New York flight, with a Boeing 777-300ER temporarily
put on this route.
Emirates have not said much about the
grounding apart from saying that their Engineers are working on an unspecified
Electrical issue, an Arabian Business Newspaper has also reported the following
quote from Emirates,
teams are working hard to minimize any inconvenience caused to our passengers.
Our A380 will be deployed on commercial service again as soon as possible,”
Other sources suggest that Emirates A380 is
expected to be placed back into service by 12 September.
Emirates have a total of 58 A380 aircraft on
order from Airbus, the largest confirmed order of any airline, this grounding comes not long after we reported that Emirates second A380 delivery has been postponed: