"An airline company the size of Air India would conceivably be looking at 10-12 aircraft," a company spokesman said, adding that Airbus is in talks with the Indian carrier.
Chief operating officer John Leahy said earlier this month that Airbus was in discussions over the A380 with with Air India, All Nippon Airways and Cathay Pacific, and that it was hopeful of securing orders for 30 of the planes during 2007.
Airbus CEO Thomas Enders confirmed earlier today that the company is "negotiating on several fronts" with Indian airlines.
Enders is part of a business delegation accompanying German chancellor Angela Merkel on an official visit to India.
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