Airbus and Emirates Airline have finalised a purchase order settlement for 50 A350-900s – the producer’s latest era widebody plane.
The order – valued at US$16 billion at listing costs – was signed on the Dubai Air Present by Emirates chairman sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief govt.
Ahmed mentioned: “At present, we’re happy to signal a agency order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
“This follows a radical assessment of varied plane choices and of our personal fleet plans.
“It’s Emirates’ long-standing technique to put money into trendy and environment friendly plane, and we’re assured within the efficiency of the A350 XWB.”
He added: “Complementing our A380s and Boeing 777s, the A350s will give us added operational flexibility by way of capability, vary and deployment.
“In impact, we’re strengthening our enterprise mannequin to supply environment friendly and comfy air transport providers to, and thru, our Dubai hub.”
The A350 XWB presents by design unrivalled operational flexibility and effectivity for all market segments – as much as ultra-long haul (17,900 kilometres).
The plane options the most recent aerodynamic design, a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
“We’re honoured by Emirates’ sturdy vote of confidence in our latest widebody plane, taking our partnership to the following stage.
“The A350 will convey unbeatable economics and environmental advantages to their fleet,” mentioned Faury.
“We look ahead to seeing the A350 flying in Emirates colors!”