Emirates expands 777X fleet with orders for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Airplanes

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced that it has finalized a purchase agreement with Emirates for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at USD 8.8 billion according to list prices, the company said.

Emirates had previously signed an initial agreement for the larger 787-10 variant. In officially selecting the 787-9, Emirates adds a medium-sized widebody airplane to complement the airline´s larger 777 aircraft.

As part of the agreement, Emirates will update a portion of its large order book by exercising substitution rights and converting 30 777 airplanes into 30 787-9s.

To support Emirates´ current-generation 777 airplanes in the coming years, the companies announced that Boeing Global Services will leverage its worldwide supply chain to provide timely replacement parts, reducing maintenance times and keeping aircraft in service.

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