The largest international airline in the world, Emirates, made public today their over 15 billion dollars commitment for 40 Dreamliners of Boeing 787-10.
Signing this agreement, the Chairman and Chief Executive of the world-renowned airline, S. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, did so in the presence of the current Vice President and UAE Prime Minister and also the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The agreement was signed with Kevin McAllister, the CEO and President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“Orders made by Emirates will be brought in starting from 2022, and the products are sure to last the company for more than a decade. Of the delivery to be made will be replacements that will be employed in the maintenance of the fleet, making it relatively new and high in efficiency, others from the delivery will be employed in powering the growth that will define the future of the company. The 787 that will be coming in is viewed as a much-needed support of the 777 that is already in our hangers, it is also a complement to the A380 line of planes we already have, more flexibility is availed us by this new batch giving us more capacity for service as we press on in the development of route network around the world.”
“For long, the strategy of the Emirates has been to make investments everywhere in the world, possessing the most efficient and advanced fleet of aircrafts, our orders today has gone to buttress just that fact. The announcement that we make today also in its own way goes to tell of the confidence we have in the future of the aviation industry not only in the UAE but also in its surrounding region.”
Engines options for Dreamliner being evaluated by Emirates
The agreement signed by the aviation company includes the rights to turn up the 787-9s of the aircraft, providing the airline increased flexibility for the global network and future fleet it envisages to command in the coming years. It is scheduled that the Dreamliners of the Emirates will be brought in a mix of three and two-cabin configurations of class, with a potential seating of 240 – 330 passengers. They will be delivered starting from 2022 in phases.