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Emirates quietly drops 787 from future fleet with Airbus order

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Dubai, UAE - The Boeing 787-10 is no longer included in Emirates' future fleet plans. It was revealed during the presentation of the airline's quarterly results. During the presentation of quarterly figures, the Gulf carrier did not mention the Boeing787-10 while introducing its future fleet structure. In 2017, the Gulf carrier had signed a letter of intent for 40 Boeing 787-10 with the American aircraft manufacturer, but never converted it into a firm order. At the beginning of this… (airlinerwatch.com) Plus d'info...

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KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 2
Boeing is getting hit really hard! dang!
canuck44
canuck44 2
They most likely got a great price for the Airbus order as the Europeans will have capacity they will need to fill with the shutting down of the A-380 program.

Emirates is also facing the new fuel efficient twins with their long range and their more appropriate capacity taking some of their business by airlines flying point to point. It looks like they are positioning themselves to compete in heavily traveled routes.
shenghaohan
Shenghao Han 2
787-10 is just a bit smaller and less capable than the 777-8... maybe that is why.
patpylot
patrick baker 2
this could be no more than a rationalization of the capacity of the airline, not some knee-jerk reaction to the 737max mess. :Unless they order an equivalent number of 350-10's... we shall see.....
nasdisco
Chris B 2
This decision is nothing to do with the 737Max. Emirates doesn't fly any 737 variant and has none on order.
speshulk99
john kilcher -7
Two Max 8's plummeting to earth killing in excess of 340 people??? And then we found out recently that Boeing was aware of the MCAS malfunction in 2017??? Hardly knee jerk.
rdgc
robin cooper 1
doubt if it helps that the US legacy airlines are trying to take Emirates to the World Trade over supposed subsidies.

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