Emirates signed a new order for 15 Airbus A350-900 additional assets at the Dubai Air Show, bringing its order book to 65 copies of the European aircraft manufacturer’s long-haul aircraft.
“ The A350-900s will be added to our fleet and we are pleased to announce additional orders for this aircraft type. We plan to deploy our A350s to serve a range of new markets, including long-haul missions of up to 15 flight hours from Dubai. We will work closely with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to ensure our aircraft deliver the best possible operational efficiency and flying experience for our customers “, announced Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO of Emirates Group, at the signing of the contract with Airbus.
At the opening of the Dubai Air Show on Monday, Emirates also placed an order with American aircraft manufacturer Boeing for 90 777X wide-body aircraft, including 55 777-9s and 35 777-8s. On the other hand, the Dubai airline postponed an order from Airbus A350-1000the largest model in the A350 family, due to disagreement with engine manufacturer Rolls Royce on engine maintenance Trent XWB-97 which equip the wide-body aircraft.
“ Emirates’ orders this week are all carefully planned to support our future growth and Dubai’s economic vision (…) The Emirates Experience is often Dubai’s first tourism experience and we want it to be the best “, underlined Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.