Industry Emirates announce commitment to purchase 40 B787-10 Dreamlliners

Boeing and the Gulf Carrier Emirates announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including airplanes and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.

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"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," said His Highness Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group.

"We are excited that Emirates has selected the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to power its fleet expansion and future growth. This is an airplane that will set a new benchmark for operating economics in the commercial aviation industry when it enters service next year," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. 

The 787-10 is the largest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, which offers 330 seats in a two class configuration. The models capacity is similar to the capacity of the Airbus A350-900 and the Boeing 777-200LR. The airline had canceled a purchase contract for 70 Airbus A350 in 2014. The first Boeing 787-10 is scheduled to be delivered to the launch customer Singapore Airlines in May 2018.

Emirates currently operates fleet of over 160 Boeing 777 and 100 Airbus A380 aircraft. Additionally, the Gulf carrier has ordered 115 Boeing 777-9 and 35 Boeing 777-8. Insiders expect a new contract for an unknown number of additional Airbus A380 in the next days during Dubai Airshow.

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