Emirates Places US$15.1 Billion Order For 40 787-10 Dreamliners

The aviation deal looks set to support more than 75,000 jobs in the United States.

Photo: Emirates.

The 2017 Dubai Airshow was filled with thrills and spills for aviation enthusiasts.

Apart from wowing attendees with its upgraded first-class cabins, Emirates also announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners from Boeing.

The deal, which includes airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.

In selecting the 787-10, Emirates complements their 777 fleet with a medium twin-aisle airplane, which offers 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the airplanes it replaces.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce formula, a deal of this size would support more than 75,000 direct and indirect jobs in the United States.

His Highness Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group 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.”

Not only is the 787-10 the largest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, it is also the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history.

 

Share this Article

Related Posts

Hong Kong Bans Emirates, Korean Air Flights

Cathay Pacific’s services from London Heathrow have also been temporarily suspended.

Emirates to Return to Bali, London Stansted, and Rio

Flight frequencies will also be boosted for Mauritius and Singapore ahead of the summer holidays.

Emirates A380s Will Return to Tokyo Narita Next Month

The decision was driven by surging demand for travel into Japan given its eased entry restrictions.

Emirates is Bringing Back Its A380s to Auckland, Kuala Lumpur

The new services promise reduced transit times in Dubai, as well as faster connections to and from E...

Emirates Flight Catering Debuts the World’s Largest Vertical Farm

The new climate-controlled facility is capable of producing over 1,000 tons of pesticide-free produc...

Emirates Official Store Debuts UAE 50th Anniversary Collection

Commemorative mementos from the airline range from A380 aircraft models to scarves and tumblers.