Emirates : More Boeing 777X but no Dreamliner
Dubai - Emirates continues to revise its aircraft orders. After considering to replace the existing Airbus A380 orders with the A350s, Dubai-based carrier is now planning to place an order for more Boeing 777X.
But the order shouldn't be a new victory for the American manufacturer since the Emirates is thinking to place an order for at least 20 Boeing 777X by canceling an existing order for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft submitted on November 2017, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg news agency.
Gulf carrier's order commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10, which is valued at $15.1 billion at list price, has not been finalized so far. The airline has 150 aircraft (15 777-8, 135 777-9) in its order book with Boeing for the manufacturer's new widebody that is currently under certification campaign.
The aircraft already received its newly developed GE9X engines and has been preparing for its maiden flight scheduled for next month.