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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates to decide on Boeing or Airbus multibillion dollar order - The National

Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates to decide on Boeing or Airbus multibillion dollar order - The National:

"Emirates, the largest operator of wide-body aircraft globally, will decide by year end on a multibillion dollar order in which the airline will pick between Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 model or Airbus’ competing A350, the carrier’s chairman said.

“Until now we have not taken a decision on which plane model,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in an interview with The National. “It’s still under study. After we’ve done our review we’ll make an announcement by end of the year.”

The decision between the two aircraft models reignites a fierce battle that played out in the run-up to the Dubai Air Show in 2007 when Emirates placed a US$31 billion order that included 70 A350s rather than the 787. Since then it has rolled back on its commitment to the A350 following a review of its fleet requirements."



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