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Emirates announced significant investment for its future operations

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Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Emirates

Emirates concluded a week of significant investment announcements in its future fleet and capabilities, and inking new partnerships that signal confidence in what’s ahead. Emirates announced orders to grow its fleet and power the airline’s future growth plans in line with the Dubai Economic Agenda. Confirming an order for an additional 90 Boeing 777-9s, 777-8s, and 5 787s, worth US$ 52 billion and 15 additional Airbus A350-900s, worth US$ 6 billion, Emirates now has a total order book of 310 wide-body aircraft and will continue to receive delivery of new aircraft through to 2035.

Emirates also announced a US$ 950 million investment to build a new ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central that is purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s. Spread over 1 million square metres, the engineering complex will be the largest and most advanced of its kind to be operated by any airline, adding a boost to Dubai’s world-class aviation infrastructure.

Underscoring the importance of the aviation value chain, Emirates inked significant agreements with long-standing and new partners. The airline awarded a series of contracts to Safran worth US$ 1.2 billion combined to furnish Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and its existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with the latest generation Safran Seats. In addition, the contracts with Safran include exclusive services for cabin equipment, wheels and carbon brakes, landing gear component repairs, retrofit, and MRO support.

To ensure its highly popular A380 fleet remains in tip-top condition, Emirates signed over US$ 1.5 billion worth of agreements to optimize the double-decker jet’s lifespan. Capitalizing on the expertise of partners across the aviation aftermarket and MRO services spectrum, the airline also signed agreements for maintenance, repair and overhaul services, parts provisioning, component repairs and technical support to ensure the A380 fleet continues to meet Emirates’ exacting standards, well into the next decade.

Developing the UAE’s engineering talent pool, Emirates and the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority commercial and training arm, the International Aviation Consulting and Training, signed a MoU to curate bespoke training solutions. Emirates & Boeing signed a MoU to leverage advanced digital technologies, including drone assisted aircraft inspections, the use of virtual and augmented reality to hone precision and effectiveness, and ushering in the next generation of prognostic and predictive maintenance.

Boosting connectivity options for customers, Emirates and Condor activated a reciprocal interline agreement that will offer customers access to 70 routes operated by both airlines across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, with a single ticket fare and hassle-free baggage policy.

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