Boeing, Emirates commit to 40 787-10 Dreamliners

Emirates's private suite.
Economy Class cabin on Boeing 777 300ER.
Business Class cabin on Boeing 777 300ER

Emirates's private suite. Economy Class cabin on Boeing 777 300ER. Business Class cabin on Boeing 777 300ER

Officials from Boeing and Emirates have announced a new commitment to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, a deal valued at $15.1 billion.

Emirates Emirates' new Boeing 777 first class suite inspired by Mercedes-Benz. In selecting the 787-10, Emirates complements their 777 fleet with a medium twin-aisle airplane that offers 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the airplanes it replaces.

Emirates' partnership with Boeing spans decades.

Emirates' agreement includes conversion rights to switch the aircraft to 787-9s, offering the airline additional flexibility for its future fleet and global network.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates, commented, "Emirates' orders today will be delivered from 2022, taking the airline well into the 2030s".

Emirates is now evaluating engine options for its Dreamliner order. Since deliveries began in 2011, Boeing has delivered more than 600 of the 787 planes.

The 787-10 Dreamliner is 5.5 meters (18 ft) longer than the 787-9 yet shares more than 95% commonality with its smaller sibling.

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