Emirates buys 40 Dreamliners

Emirates has announced a commitment to buy 40 Boeing 787-10s in a deal worth $15.1 billion at list prices. The Dreamliners will replace Emirates’ current medium twinaisle airliners and contribute to network growth, with the airline receiving its first example in 2022. Emirates President Tim Clark said the 787-10s will replace some of 777-300ERs, telling Bloomberg TV that with the Dreamliners arriving at the same time as 777-9s and 777-8s the 787-10, “becomes a very complementary fit, with the A380 at the upper end and the 787 at the lower end”. Emirates’ decision came nearly four years after it cancelled a previous order for 70 A350s, following which the airline re-evaluated both the A350-900 and the 787 for its medium-haul fleet. The order takes Emirates’ orders backlog for Boeing jets to more than 200 aircraft. Mark Broadbent