On November 12, Emirates announced a commitment to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners at the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The deal, including aircraft and related equipment, is valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices.
Emirates is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator and will be the first to receive the new 777X in 2020. The airline says that in selecting the 787-10, it complements its 777 fleet with a medium twin-aisle airliner that offers 25% better fuel efficiency per seat and emissions than the aircraft it replaces. Emirates’ 787-10s will be delivered from 2022. The airline is also the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 and has recently taken delivery of its 100th example.