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Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File PhotoDUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA), industry sources said. The Dubai carrier has scheduled a news conference for 0900 GMT. Both companies declined to comment. Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Louise HeavensOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.