Boeing 777X delays could have an effect on Emirates fleet plans – Clark

Boeing 777X delays could have an effect on Emirates fleet plans – Clark

By Laurence Frost

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By Laurence Frost

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters)Supply delays to Boeing’s BA.N 777X jetliner are holding again Emirates’ development and will partially have an effect on the Gulf service’s broader necessities for wide-body plane, airline President Tim Clark mentioned on Thursday.

Dubai-based Emirates has 150 of the 350-400-seat mannequin on order, of which eight have been initially slated for supply subsequent yr, and has but to agency up orders for 40 of Boeing’s mid-size 787 jets.

The world’s largest operator of long-haul plane can be in talks to finish an order for 70 Airbus jets, with each units of negotiations in focus forward of the Dubai Airshow in November.

Boeing suspended load testing on its new 777X in September, when media studies mentioned a cargo door failed a floor take a look at. There have additionally been points with its Normal Electrical GE.N GE9X engine, the biggest ever produced for an airliner.

The airplane was initially as a consequence of attain Emirates, its first…



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