Emirates Airlines has signed an agreement for the purchase of 40 long-haul Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, announced President and CEO, Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, at the opening of Dubai Airshow 2017.

Emirates orders today will begin to be delivered from 2022, accompanying the company well beyond the 2030s, according to the Emirates' CEO and President, Mr. Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

This Dreamliner order is estimated at $ 15.1 billion at the list price of the American aircraft manufacturer. The Dubai based Gulf company is already the biggest customer of the Boeing 777, Boeing's other long-haul aircraft. The company has 165 777 in his fleet and has firmly ordered 164 more waiting to be delivered.

Emirates orders today will begin to be delivered from 2022, accompanying the company well beyond the 2030s. Some of them will be for replacements of older aircraft in order to maintain a young and efficient fleet.

"The Dreamliner is an ideal complement to our B777 and A380 fleet, giving us more flexibility to serve a range of destinations as we develop our global network," said Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

"Emirates has always been committed to investing in the most advanced and efficient aircraft, which is reflected in today's orders, and today's announcement is also a testament to our confidence in the future. of aviation in the United Arab Emirates and the region," he added.

According to several sources, the Dubai company could also order 36 to 38 Airbus A380. But this information is not confirmed for the time being.

In addition, Azerbaijan Airlines, which currently operates 2 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, has ordered an additional 5 on the occasion of the opening of Dubai Airshow.