Industry Boeing earns orders for 90 aircraft on Dubai Air Show 2021

During Dubai Air Show, U.S.-Manufacturer Boeing was able to confirm the order of 90 aircraft from five companies.

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At first, DHL Express placed its largest order for Boeing Converted Freighters with nine 767-300BCFs. As e-commerce demand continues to rise, DHL will respond to this change with additional air freight capacity.

Currently, DHL partner carriers in Latin America and the Middle East are operating with a total of seven 767-300BCFs. "The additional B767 freighters are part of our efforts to modernize DHL's long-haul intercontinental fleet in order to fly eco-friendlier and more cost-efficiently. Our goal is to enhance our well-connected global network whilst reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption to benefit the environment, partners and customers alike," said Geoff Kehr, senior vice president, Global Air Fleet Management, DHL Express.

Then, Emirates Airlines confirmed an order for two additional Boeing 777 Freighters to boost the carrier´s global air cargo capability. The airline´s cargo subsidiary is already operating with 10 of the aircraft and the latest order underlines the airlines satisfaction with the freighter.

Boeing´s wholly owned subsidiary Boeing Capital Corporation and Sky One FZE then confirmed a purchase agreement for three 777-3000 aircraft. Sky One is a leasing company from the UAE and according to CEO Charles Szar, the company plans to operate more commercial and charter flights with the 777s.

First order for passenger jets came from Air Tanzania, which ordered one 787-8 Dreamliner and two 737 MAX jets. Furthermore, the airline will enter the air freight market with a 767-300 freighter. The flag-carrier is already flying with two Dreamliners and four Airbus A220s. Air Tanzania CEO Ladislaus Matindi said: "Adding to our 787 fleet, the introduction of the 737 MAX and 767 Freighter will give Air Tanzania exceptional capability and flexibility to meet passenger and cargo demand within Africa and beyond."

Largest order on Dubai Air Show 2021 came from Indian carrier Akasa Air. The Start-Up brand from SNV Aviation announced a confirmed order for 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to build its fleet. Akasa will operate both the 737-8 and the high-capacity 737-8 200, which allows for efficient low-cost operations.

Akasa Air CEO Vinay Dube said, "We are delighted to partner with Boeing for our first airplane order and thank them for their trust and confidence in Akasa Air's business plan and leadership team. We believe that the new 737 MAX airplane will support our aim of running not just a cost-efficient, reliable and affordable airline, but also an environmentally friendly company with the youngest and greenest fleet in the Indian skies."

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