Emirates plans to announce an order for B777s at this week’s Farnborough International Air Show (Bloomberg, 16-Jul-2010). Media reports indicate the order could be for as many as 30 aircraft. The carrier announced an order for 32 A380s in May-2010.
Emirates plans large B777 order at Farnborough
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