Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787-10s

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787-10s

Emirates has placed an order for 40 Boeing 787-10s. The order was announced on the first day of the 2017 Dubai Air Show, and has a list price of $15.1 billion.

The Dubai-based airline had been evaluating the Airbus A350 as well as the Boeing 787.

Although Emirates has ordered the 787-10 variant, it retains the right to convert some aircraft on order to the smaller 787-9 variant.

“Emirates’ orders today will be delivered from 2022, taking the airline well into the 2030s,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of Emirates. “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 already the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, with a total of 165 aircraft currently in service. In 2013, it placed an order for up to 150 Boeing 777X aircraft.

“We are excited that Emirates has selected the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to power its fleet expansion and future growth.” said Kevin McAllister, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This is an airplane that will set a new benchmark for operating economics in the commercial aviation industry when it enters service next year. Emirates’ endorsement of the 787 Dreamliner extends our long-standing partnership and will sustain many jobs in the United States.”

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies November 13, 2017 11:21