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Emirates orders 50 Airbus A350s

Airbus A350-900 Emirates

- 18 November 2019 –
Emirates has signed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft. The contract was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Deliveries to Emirates are expected to begin in May 2023, and will continue until 2028. The aircraft are to be powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

The agreement replaces the provisional agreement signed in February, when Emirates announced its intention to order 30 A350s and 40 A330neos. After a thorough review of various aircraft options, the airline decided to place a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs only. The A350s will complement the current fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s and give Emirates more operational flexibility. The A350 will enable the airline to serve a range of new markets, in the region but also on long-haul missions of up to 15 hours of flying time from Dubai.

Emirates currently operates an all wide-body fleet of 113 Airbus A380 megajets and 155 Boeing 777s from its hub in Dubai. (Image: Airbus)

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