Dubai Airways announced an increase in its order for 777X aircraft by 90 aircraft, of the 777-9 and 777-8 models. Emirates Airlines changes its order for Dreamliner aircraft from 787-9 to 787-8 and 787-10.
Another 90 Boeing 777Xs: Emirates ordered 55 Boeing 777-9s and 35 Boeing 777-8s at the Dubai Air Show on Monday (13 November). This means there are now a total of 205 Boeing 777Xs for the airline on the US plane manufacturer’s order book.
Emirates also confirmed its order to purchase an additional 202 GE9X engines to power additional 777X aircraft. In total, the airline’s order from manufacturer GE Aviation has increased to 460 GE9X engines.
777-9 deliveries from 2025 to 2035
From an initial order for 115 Boeing 777Xs, Emirates expects the first 777-9 to arrive in 2025. 777-9 deliveries – including new order models – are then expected to continue until 2035. 777-8 schedule Less certain.
“With this latest order, Emirates will also be one of the launch customers of the 777-8 passenger variant, with first deliveries expected in 2030,” the airline said. At the end of October 2023, there were still only eight secure orders for the 777-8 on Boeing’s order book.
Emirates no longer wants the Boeing 787-9
According to Boeing, the 777-9 offers room for 426 passengers in a typical two-class configuration and has a range of 13,510 kilometers (7,295 nautical miles). The 777-8 seats 395 passengers in two classes and can fly a distance of 16,190 kilometers (8,745 nautical miles).
Something is also changing with the Emirates Dreamliner order. On the one hand, Dubai Airways is adding five more Boeing 787 aircraft – from 30 to 35 Dreamliners. On the other hand, the previous order changed from 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to 20 Boeing 787-8 aircraft and 10 Boeing 787-10 aircraft. The five additional aircraft are Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
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