Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices which was first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow.
The order – a combination of 115 B777-9Xs and 35 B777-8Xs – also includes purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft that, if exercised, could increase value to approximately $75 billion at list prices.
“With the order for 150 B777Xs, Emirates now has 208 Boeing B777s pending delivery, creating and securing jobs across the supply chain,” said Emirates president Sir Tim Clark. “Today Emirates operates more than one in every 10 B777s aircraft built. We fly 138 of these efficient planes across the globe spanning the USA and Latin America in the west, to New Zealand and Japan in the East. The B777X will offer us operational flexibility in terms of range, more passenger capacity and fuel efficiency, and we look forward to inducting them into our fleet from 2020.”
The B777-9X will be 12 per cent more fuel efficient than any competing airplane, necessary in today’s competitive environment. The B777-8X is 5 per cent more efficient than its competitor at all ranges while providing for new network opportunities.