Emirates, announced a US$ 15.1 billion commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on the opening day of the 2017 Airshow. The 5-day Airshow began in Dubai today.
Sheikh Ahmed said
: “Emirates’ orders today will be delivered from 2022,
taking the airline well into the 2030s. Some of these will be
replacements so that we maintain a young and efficient fleet, and others
will power our future network growth. We see the 787 as a great
complement to our 777 and A380 fleet, providing us with more flexibility
to serve a range of destinations as we develop our global route
Emirates is evaluating engine options for its Dreamliner order.
Emirates’ Dreamliners will be delivered in a mix of two and three-cabin
class configurations, potentially seating between 240 and 330
passengers. These aircraft will be delivered in phases from 2022
The order comes on top of Emirates’ historic purchase of 150 Boeing 777X
aircraft equipped with GE9X engines at the 2013 Air Show, to be
delivered from 2020 onwards.
Emirates is by far the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world with 165
777s in service today. With today’s announcement, Emirates will have
committed to future delivery of 204 Boeing wide-body aircraft.