Emirates Chairman Tim Clark told the Lisbon Aviation Festival that his company had an aggressive growth plan, including placing large orders with Airbus and Boeing. L’A350-1000 would be expected in particular
In an interview with Bloomberg reporter Guy Johnson, Tim Clark discussed Emirates’ fleet expansion plans with a big new order in the works. He thus envisages ” seriously ” to order Airbus’ largest long-haul model, theA350-1000 and potentially more 777X as it prepares to eventually reduce its massive fleet ofA380. “We have a lot of big plans for the airline in the future”he summarizes.
The Boeing 777X-9 is expected to join the fleet at the end of 2025, Tim Clark predicts, but Emirates will have “probably need more devices in the future” given that a plan to withdraw its A380s, energy-intensive four-engine aircraft, will be gradually retired. Furthermore, he does not wish to acquire the smaller 787 Dreamliner from Boeing ” short term “. The Dubai company nevertheless remains in negotiations with Boeing for this type of aircraft.
The Dubai company still has 119 A380 in service alongside 123 Boeing 777-300ER And 10 Boeing 777-200LR. Its order book includes Boeing (35 777-8, 80 777-9 and 30 787-9 deliverable from 2025) and Airbus (50 A350-900 deliverable from 2024.