Emirates announced (13-Nov-2011) an order with Boeing for 50 B777-300ERs, plus options for an additional 20 aircraft. The order, with a value of USD18 billion at list prices, makes this the single largest commercial airplane order in Boeing's history by dollar value. It also makes 2011 the best-selling year for the B777 programme, surpassing the previous record of 154 orders set in 2005. With the Emirates order, the 2011 order book for the B777 is now 182. The new B777-300ERs will be operated in a three-class configuration with eight first, 42 business and 310 economy seats. The aircraft will be powered by GE90-115B engines. Emirates also signed a 12-year 'OnPoint' engine MRO agreement. The engine order list price and service agreement is valued at approximately USD6 billion over the life of the contract. Emirates is the world's largest B777 operator with a fleet of 94 B777s through direct purchase and lease. In addition to the 50 B777-300ERs announced, Emirates has 73 A380s, 70 A350s, 40 B777-300 ERs and six Boeing freighters on order, for a total of 239 widebody aircraft worth more than USD92 billion. [more - Emirates PR] [more - Boeing PR] [more - GE Aviation PR]
Emirates announces order for 50 B777-300ERs, Boeing's largest ever order
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