📩 14/11/2023 11:10
Emirates today kicked off Dubai Airshow 2023 with an order for 95 additional wide-body aircraft, bringing its total aircraft order to 295.
Emirates, already the world's largest wide-body aircraft operator, has committed to purchasing additional Boeing 52-777, 9-777 and 8 aircraft worth $787 billion to support its growth plans, maintain a modern, efficient fleet and provide the best flight experience to its customers. experience.
In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai , Chairman of Dubai Sports Council; The orders were signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saíd Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airlines and Group; With Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; and Larry Culp, Chairman and CEO of GE and CEO of GE Aerospace.
“Since day one, Emirates' business model has been to operate modern and powerful wide-body aircraft capable of carrying large numbers of long-haul passengers to and through Dubai in comfort and safety. Today's aircraft orders are a reflection of this strategy,” Sheikh Ahmed said.
“These aircraft will enable Emirates to connect even more cities to support Dubai's D400 economic programme, created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to add 33 cities to Dubai's foreign trade map over the next decade. “By early 2030, we expect the Emirates fleet to reach around 350 aircraft, connecting Dubai to other cities around the world.”
Boeing aircraft order from Emirates
Emirates, currently the world's largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, has placed firm orders for an additional 55 777-9 aircraft and 35 777-8 aircraft. Thus, the total number of 777-X orders of this airline reached 205 units.
Emirates also confirmed an order for 777 GE202X engines to power the additional 9X aircraft ordered today, bringing the total number of GE9X engines ordered to 460.
The first 115-777, from a previous order of 9, is expected to enter the Emirates fleet in 2025. Today's additional orders mean Emirates will continue to add new 2035-777s to its fleet through 9.
With this latest order, Emirates will also be one of the first customers of the passenger version of the 777-8, with first deliveries expected in 2030.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and today's order further strengthens this position. We have been closely involved with the 777 program from its inception to the latest generation 777X aircraft. The 777 aircraft are at the heart of Emirates' fleet and network strategy, connecting cities on every continent seamlessly to Dubai. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Boeing and look forward to the first 777-9 joining our fleet as early as 2025.”
“This order demonstrates our confidence in the efficiency and versatility of the 777X family of aircraft to meet Emirates' global long-haul needs,” said Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 777-9 and 777-8 are the ideal aircraft for Emirates' growth plans, improving environmental performance and unmatched payload capacity.”
The 777 aircraft continues to form the backbone of Emirates operations and is capable of flying missions of up to 18 hours, allowing the airline to connect Dubai non-stop to cities on six continents. The new 777-9 and 777-8 aircraft will replace Emirates' aging 777 aircraft and support the airline's future growth plans.
Emirates also updated its previous order of 30 Boeing 787-9s, fulfilling its commitment for a total of 35 Dreamliners: 15 Boeing 787-10s and 20 Boeing 787-8s.