Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Emirates secures $15bn order for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Emirates secures $15bn order for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Emirates says its 787-10s will operate a mix of two- and three-class configurations, seating "between 240 and 330 passengers", and the airline has the right to switch the order to the smaller 787-9 variant.

When talking to FlightGlobal about the new competition back in 2014, Emirates Airline president Tim Clark described the 787-10 as a "10h-capable" aircraft, and indicated a requirement for a widebody able to serve medium-range sectors from Dubai where the focus was on good economics rather than ultimate payload/range performance.

Emirates is the largest customer for the A380, and took delivery of its 100th aircraft earlier this month.

The announcement of new purchase has come while there are talks between Emirates and Boeing to finalise a deal to buy more A380s.

The fully enclosed private suites. The opulent suites feature some technology firsts for commercial aviation, including video chat to contact a flight attendant and virtual windows that pipe in fiber optic video for the suite in the middle of the jet's cabin.

The new cabins will first launch on Emirates' Boeing 777-300 fleet on routes from Dubai to Brussels and Geneva, before being added to routes like Perth and Brisbane.

From First Class through to the Business and Economy Class cabins, all along the walkways, in the washrooms and galleys, the latest Emirates 777 aircraft boasts a multi-million dollar upgrade that includes newly-designed seats and upgraded inflight entertainment systems in all cabins.

The new Boeing 777 First Class suite with virtual windows and an inspiration kit.

Emirates Airline President, Sir Tim Clark, says the cabins are a "real game-changer in terms of privacy" and were inspired by the luxury of vehicle brand, Mercedes-Benz.

Emirates uses A380s on its services out of New Zealand.

"We are delighted about the partnership with Emirates, which is one of the most well-known airlines in the world".

These items are present in the cabin, along with a dedicated entertainment screen and zero-gravity leather seats, which are derived from those used in NASA space travel.

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