Dubai Airshow 2017: Boeing announces further orders

Lester Mason
November 15, 2017

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates, commented, "Emirates' orders today will be delivered from 2022, taking the airline well into the 2030s".

The deal includes a new order for two aircraft, along with two others the airline announced as a commitment in June and which have now been converted into firm orders. The deal, including aircraft and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.

Speaking at the Dubai Airshow Tuesday, the Chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, said the deal underlined the vitality of air traffic in North Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines now operates one of the youngest fleets in Africa, with a fleet of 94 aircraft including modern fuel efficient Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s. The latest announcement, will increase the fleet size to 204 Boeing wide-body aircraft.

Singapore, 14 November 2017 - Emirates, announced at the weekend it has made a USD15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion) commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners.

McAllister went on to say that the 777 Freighter has no competitor in its class, offering low operating costs, long range and capacity to carry cargo.

Ethiopian Cargo - the largest network cargo operator in Africa - opened a state-of-the-art cargo terminal in June 2017 that gives the carrier an annual capacity of one million tons.

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