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 network.”
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 onwards.
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.