|20 November, 2019

Emirates orders 30 Boeing 787, reduces 777X order to 126 jets

Emirates unveiled a $9bln order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing 787 Dreamliner performs air display during the second day of Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2019.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner performs air display during the second day of Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 18, 2019.

REUTERS/ Mahmoud Khaled

DUBAI: Emirates unveiled a $9 billion order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Wednesday, paving the way for a 16% reduction in orders for the delayed 777X airliner to 126 aircraft following intense last-minute talks during the Dubai Airshow.

The order shake-up completes a fleet review at the host chairman carrier that also saw Europe's Airbus leave the largest Middle East air show with a mixed result in wide-body orders from the world's largest buyer of wide-body long-haul jets.

Emirates tentatively ordered 40 Dreamliners in 2017 but "tough" talks to finalise the order this week had hinged on negotiations over the fate of a massive separate order for 150 777X after the latter ran into delays.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell, Editing by Tim Hepher) ((tim.hepher@thomsonreuters.com; +33 1 49 49 54 52; Reuters Messaging: tim.hepher.thomsonreuters@reuters.net))

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