Emirates Airline has taken delivery of two new 777-300ERs and one 777 Freighter simultaneously, bringing its total fleet of 777s to 150 aircraft.

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Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, finalized the contract documents for the 50-aircraft Airbus A380 order during a visit to Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse. Clark’s visit to Toulouse came as Emirates accepted two new A380s (the 43rd and 44th delivered to the airline) on the same day, from Airbus’ A380 completion center at Finkenwerder Airfield in Hamburg.

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Emirates Airline has rewritten all records in civil aviation history with an order for 150 Boeing 777Xs ‒ comprising 35 Boeing 777-8Xs and 115 Boeing 777-9Xs, plus purchase rights on 50 more aircraft ‒ and an additional 50 Airbus A380s. Together, the Boeing and Airbus orders, excluding purchase rights, are valued by Emirates at US$99 billion at list prices.

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The deal takes Emirates’ total firm orderbook for the Airbus A380 to 140 aircraft. To date, Emirates has taken delivery of 39 of the superjumbos, so its November 17 order increases its outstanding orderbook for the A380 to 101 aircraft.

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Boeing 777X orders and commitments include Lufthansa with 34 aircraft; Etihad Airways with 25; Qatar Airways with 50 and Emirates with 150. The combined value of the agreements is more than $95 billion at list prices, according to Boeing.

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The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has marked its opening by being awarded the title of the world’s tallest hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records. Reaching 1,164 feet in height, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is 85.3 feet shorter than New York City’s Empire State Building.

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