CAIRO (Sputnik) – UAE-based global aviation company Emirates said on Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with American firm Boeing to buy 30 of its 787-9 Dreamliners worth $8.8 billion on the sidelines of an international air show, which is running in the Emirati city of Dubai from 17-21 November.
The Emirates’ total order with Boeing during the Dubai air show is at $24.8 billion and includes an Airbus A350 trade order on Monday worth $16 billion.
For his part, Boeing President Stanley Deal also stressed that his firm welcomed the finalisation of the trade deal and would continue to work on strengthening its partnership with Emirates.
Emirates’ has maintained a steady partnership with Boeing for decades. The UAE aviation company is now the largest Boeing 777 operator, with 155 aircraft in operation. In 2013, Emirates ordered 150 Boeing 777x airplanes. However, Emirates’ President Tim Clark said in June of 2019 that the company wanted to cancel or defer its order.