Emirates says it has lost interest in Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Emirates is not so excited about the 787 Dreamliner, even shortly after it ordered the jet from Boeing.

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In 2017, the Arab company ordered a total of 40 units of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, with an option for some of these orders to be reversed in the smaller model, the 787-9, which has greater range. After a few years, and with delays in receiving both the Dreamliner and the 777X, Emirates today said it doesn’t see as many benefits in Boeing’s smaller jet.

The order for the Boeing 787 was highly anticipated by the market, as Emirates was one of the few major airlines that had not yet chosen between the Dreamliner and the A350XWB, while it was clear that it needed a smaller jet to complement the fleet of future 777Xs. and the current giants A380.

In a statement to journalist Andreas Spaeth during the IATA AGM 2022, Emirates CEO Tim Clark used a critical tone to say that the plane would no longer be needed. He said: “Not receiving the Boeing 787 would be beneficial for both sides, for us the 777-9X is much more important

Although the news sounds very strange, no formal move has been made so far. This could be just another threat from Emirates to put pressure on Boeing, but only the next developments will be able to confirm what Emirates actually meant.

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