Boeing to join Emirates probe in Dubai as technical advisor

A Boeing team has been tasked to assist the UAE´s General Civil Aviation Authority that is leading investigations into the Emirates EK521 crash in Dubai on August 3, 2016, the company said.

Boeing, the manufacturer of the 777 that crashed-landed with 300 people on board, said it will serve as technical advisor to the investigation team put together by the civil aviation authority.

The aircraft that was involved in the crash was delivered to Emirates in 2003. Boeing delivered its 150th 777 to the Emirates and 16 777-300ERs are expected to join the fleet in the course of this year.

Emirates said it planned to retire nine 777s of different models this year. The industry average for retirement of planes is 25 years, but Emirates is retiring them in 15.7 years. Emirates will retire 13 more aircraft in 2017 and another 13 the following year.

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