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Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Easing an eight-month crisis over the grounding of its smaller 737 MAX, Boeing had already won tentative or firm orders for 60 of the grounded MAX jets at this week’s Dubai show.
By SIN Bureau
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Emirates unveiled an $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners after intense last-minute talks at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday, paving the way for a reduction in orders for the delayed 777X airliner.

Boeing 777X (Source: Boeing Website)

The order shake-up completes a fleet review by the world’s largest buyer of wide-body long-haul jets at its home airshow, the Middle East’s biggest, where Emirates also revised deals with Boeing’s European rival Airbus.

Emirates tentatively ordered 40 Dreamliners in 2017, but “tough” talks to finalise the order this week had hinged on negotiations over the fate of a massive separate order for 150 777X jets after the latter ran into a year of delays.

The airline has been looking at reducing part of its 777X order, which president Tim Clark on Tuesday said could be influenced by the delays and determine the shape of a final 787 deal.

Emirates says it no longer knows when it will receive its first 777X, which was supposed to be delivered next year. Boeing has said the 777X will be delivered in 2021.

The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai, is a close ally of the United States, which has poured support into the region amid tensions between Iran and Gulf Arab states that provided a tense backdrop to the Middle East industry event.

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