Billion dollar deals cement Emirates’ place as world number one
Emirates has successfully wrapped up the 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow with over 33,000 people visiting and experiencing Emirates’ commercial and training aircraft displays, exhibition stand and chalet, as well as making billions of dollars worth of deals.
For the 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow, Emirates showcased its latest Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER with the ’mobility’ (blue) and ‘opportunity’ (orange) themes of the Expo.
The Cirrus SR 22 and Embraer Phenom 100 jets utilized for training flights by the Emirates Flight Training Academy were also on display to visitors.
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced that it has signed a full purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, worth US$8.8 billion at list prices, at the Dubai Airshow 2019.
Under its agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the B777x with B787s.
This deal includes Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with deliveries commencing in May 2023 and continuing for the next five years.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, signed the agreement with Stanley Deal, President and Chief Executive Officer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Including the US$16 billion Airbus A350 order already made, this latest announcement takes the total value of Emirates’ firm aircraft commitments at the 2019 Dubai Airshow to US$24.8 billion.
Emirates also stated it was honoured to welcome His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to its Emirates A380 static display.
Emirates received over 10,000 people at its modern exhibition stand, which featured the game-changer Boeing 777-300ER First Class suite exhibit.
In addition, Emirates signed several agreements with suppliers and partners for MRO services, training programmes, and other supporting business and operational functions. Emirates signed an MOU with Sanad Aerotech to collaborate on MRO services as well as to enhance training and dedicated repair capabilities.
The Emirates Group and GE Aviation signed an MOU to extend GE’s development and leadership training programmes to UAE National employees at the Emirates Group.
The Emirates Flight Training Centre and CAE also announced the deployment of a new Bombardier Global 7500 full-flight simulator at the airline’s training centre in Dubai, to further expand pilot training capacity on offer.