Just broke a little while ago here. Emirates is stocking up on 93 new firm aircraft (plus 50 options), this time with a massive combination of A350s, A380s and 777-300ER.
The order breakdown is as follows:
50 A350 (options)
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Airbus Wins $31 Billion Aircraft Order From Emirates
By Massoud A. Derhally and Andrea Rothman
Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial planes, won an order from Emirates for aircraft valued at as much as $31 billion, including 70 A350 airliners and 11 double-decker A380s.
Emirates, the biggest Arab airline, placed a firm order for 70 A350s and took options for 50 more, Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said today at the Dubai Air Show.
Boeing wins $3.2 bln Emirates order for planes
DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) won an Emirates airline order on Sunday for 12 of its 777-300 aircraft in a deal worth $3.2 billion, Lee Monson, senior vice-president for Middle East and Africa sales at Boeing said.
For anyone keeping count, that's a total of 58 (11+47) A380s on order. Emirates will get its first one in August of 2008.