Emirates finalises order for 150 B777Xs

Emirates Airline has finalised an order for 150 B777Xs, valued at US$56 billion at list prices. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the order by the world’s largest B777 operator was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.


Emirates finalises order for 150 B777Xs


Emirates Airline has finalised an order for 150 B777Xs, valued at US$56 billion at list prices. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the order by the world’s largest B777 operator was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.

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 US$75 billion at list prices.

“With the order for 150 777Xs, Emirates now has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery, creating and securing jobs across the supply chain,” said Emirates president Tim Clark. “Today Emirates operates more than one in every 10 Boeing 777s 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 777X 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 B777X will introduce the latest technologies including the most advanced commercial engine ever – the GE9X by GE Aviation – and an all-new high efficiency composite wing that has a longer span than today’s B777. The B777X family includes the B777-8X and the B777-9X, both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences.