Emirates has placed a significant new order for brand-new Boeing 777X and 787 Dreamliners, estimated to be worth $52 billion at list value.
Emirates announced on Monday, the first day of the Dubai Air Show, that it had reached an agreement with Boeing, the manufacturer of aircraft, for 25 more 777-9 and 35 slightly smaller 777-8 aircraft, both of which are a part of the 777X family that has not yet received certification.
Emirates has also modified its Dreamliner order, replacing the thirty Boeing 787-9s that were ordered in 2019 with a new order for fifteen stretched 787-10s and twenty smaller 787-8 aircraft.
Emirates now has 205 777X aircraft on order and 295 total aircraft, including 55 previously ordered Airbus A350 aircraft, thanks to the additional 777-8 and 777-9 aircraft.
Emirates hopes to begin receiving deliveries of these aircraft in 2025, assuming the troubled 777X program doesn’t encounter any more delays. The aircraft will be delivered gradually, with the planes from today’s order not being delivered until at least 2035.