Emirates places largest ever order at Boeing

14th Nov 2011
Emirates places largest ever order at Boeing

Emirates Airline has placed the single largest aircraft order in dollar value in the history of Boeing with a deal for an additional 50 777-300 ER aircraft.

Worth approximately US$18 billion in list prices, Emirates placed the order at the Dubai Air Show.

The deal will also included 20 777-300 ER options valued at US$8 billion, for a total of 70 aircraft valued at US$ 26 billion.

This record breaking long-range aircraft order adds to Emirates existing world’s largest fleet of 95 777s in service, including nine 200 ERs, ten 200 LRs, 12 300s, 61-300 ERs and three freighters.

Emirates already had 40 777-300 ERs on the order books, so, with the new order, the figure now stands at a firm order of 90 777-300 ERs.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony - pictured above - at the Dubai Air Show by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of Emirates Group, and Jim Albaugh, chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The signing was also witnessed by David Joyce, president of GE Aviation, whose GE 90-115B engine will power the 777-300 ER aircraft.

“With 61 777 300-ERs currently in service, this record breaking dollar value order is another milestone for Emirates and affirms our strategy to expand our long haul destinations and continue to excel as a world leading carrier, connecting the world to Dubai and beyond,” said Sheikh Al-Maktoum.

The 777-300ER will be operated in a three-class configuration with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats and offers an additional cargo payload of 20.1 tonnes.


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