BBC News – Dubai Air Show: Boeing leads order books race

Dubai Air Show: Boeing leads order books race

A Boeing executive talks about its 777X aircraft Boeing has got off to strong sales of its 777 mini-jumbo

Airlines in the Gulf have placed a number of high-value plane orders on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, with US giant Boeing a major winner.

Dubai-based Emirates airline placed an order for 150 of Boeing’s new 777 mini-jumbos, in a $76bn (£47bn) deal.

Other orders from Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Lufthansa for some 109 of the new 777, previously codenamed 777X, brought its sales total to $95bn.

Emirates has also ordered 50 Airbus A380s, in a deal worth $23bn.

The airline is already the biggest customer of the A380 and the new deal will bring its total orders for the plane to 140.

And local rival Etihad Airways has also announced a firm order for 87 Airbus aircraft – some 50 A350 XWBs, 36 A320neo aircraft and one A330-200F as part of its fleet modernisation strategy.

The deal – valued at $19bn – includes options for 30 more planes.

via BBC News – Dubai Air Show: Boeing leads order books race.

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