Emirates Orders Nearly 100 More Boeing Widebody Airplanes
Updated: Nov 16
Emirates has today placed an order for 90 Boeing 777X airplanes, including 55 Boeing 777-9s and 35 777-8s, increasing their firm order 777X Family backlog to 205 jets.
On Monday (November 13, 2023), from the Dubai Airshow, Boeing announced that Emirates, the world’s largest 777 operator, has placed an order for 90 777X airplanes, including 55 Boeing 777-9s and 35 777-8s. With the incremental order, Emirates’ 777X Family backlog increases to 205 airplanes. The substantial new order was announced during the Dubai Airshow at a signing event attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Stan Deal, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO. Additionally, the carrier updated their 787 Dreamliner orderbook with the purchase of five more jets, increasing their backlog to 35, while converting 30 787-9s to 20 787-8 and 10 787-10 models.
Speaking at today’s signing ceremony, Emirates Airline and Group's Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said,
“Emirates is the biggest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, and today’s order cements that position. We've been closely involved in the 777 program since its start up until this latest generation of 777X aircraft. The 777 has been central to Emirates’ fleet and network strategy of connecting cities on all continents non-stop to Dubai. We are pleased to extend our relationship with Boeing and look forward to the first 777-9 joining our fleet in 2025.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO, Stan Deal, added,
“This order is an incredible vote of confidence in Boeing's highly efficient widebody family and the versatility of our 777X and 787 airplanes to meet Emirates’ needs for global long-haul travel. The 777-9 and 777-8 are the perfect airplanes to support Emirates' growth, improving environmental performance and unmatched payload capability along the way.”
Boeing’s relationship with Emirates dates back to 1992, with the carrier’s first 777 order. Currently, Emirates has nearly 150 Boeing 777s in their fleet, and the 777X Family has been designed to maximize efficiency and environmental performance by 25 percent. The 777-9 will be the largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in the world, delivering the lowest operating cost per seat of any commercial airplane. The airplane seats 426 passengers in a typical two-class configuration and has a range of 7,295 nautical miles (13,510km), while the 777-8 seats 395 passengers and offers a range of up to 8.745 nautical miles (16,190km). Additionally, the 777X Family provides unparalleled passenger comfort with a wider cabin and interiors that provide better humidity levels, a smoother ride and more natural light.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family is the world’s most versatile widebody airplane, and operates across all market segments with superior efficiency, reducing fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent compared to today’s similarly sized jets. The Dreamliner offers the largest windows of any airplane, air that is more humid and pressurized at a lower cabin altitude for enhanced comfort, and technology that senses and counters turbulence, for a smoother, more comfortable ride.