Emirates has placed an order with Boeing for 90 777X airplanes, including 55 777-9 and 35 777-8 jets. This new order, which increases Emirates’ 777X-family backlog to 205 planes, was announced during the Dubai Airshow at a signing event attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Stan Deal, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In addition, Emirates updated its 787 Dreamliner order book to better align future capacity to demand. The airline is buying five more 787 jets – growing its 787 backlog to 35 – while converting 30 787-9s to 20 787-8 and 10 787-10 airplanes.
flydubai has placed an order for its first wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airline and Boeing have signed an agreement for 30 aircraft. flydubai currently operates an all-737 fleet of 79 airplanes. The airline has an order backlog of 137 737s.
Furthermore, Royal Jordanian has decided to grow its long-haul fleet with an order for four 787-9 Dreamliner jets, as the airline expands and modernises its fleet. Jordan’s flag carrier also re-confirmed at the Dubai Airshow a previous order for two 787-9s, bringing its total 787-9 backlog to six aircraft.