Boeing nears deal with Emirates for 787-10 jets

Emirates rolled our a new first class suites inspired by Mercedes Benz for its Boeing 777 fleet. Pawan Singh  The National

Boeing (N:) and Emirates declined comment.

The deal for all seven aircraft is worth $1.9 billion, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister said in a signing ceremony at the Dubai Air Show. Delivery will start from 2022 onward, he added.

Emirates is by far the largest buyer of the world's largest passenger jet, the A380, with 142 on order and 100 already delivered. It has firm orders for another 46 jets.

Sheikh Ahmed said the order raises the cost of its purchase of Boeing aircraft to $90 billion. The new aircraft will initially be deployed on the Brussels and Geneva routes, with cities like Chicago or Perth likely to follow.

"Some of these will be replacements so that we maintain a young and efficient fleet, and others will power our future network growth".

"Emirates' endorsement of the 787 Dreamliner extends our long-standing partnership and will sustain many jobs in the United States".

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The airline has also agreed to order two wide-body freighters from the USA planemaker.

Azerbaijan Airlines at present has two 787-8s in its fleet.

Industry sources say at least one of the ex-Singapore jets will be operated by Portugal-based HiFly.

Earlier in the month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Middle East carriers witnessed a 3.7 percent year-on-year rise in passenger demand in September, marking the slowest rate of increase since February 2009 as the Middle East-U.S. market had been hit hard by the now lifted cabin ban on large portable electronic devices.

The rise in earnings was driven by "capacity optimisation and efficiency initiatives across the company, steady business growth, and a more favourable foreign exchange situation compared to the same period previous year", the airline said.

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