Day three of Dubai Airshow 2023 soared to new heights at Dubai World Central (DWC), the Dubai Airshow site. The day was marked by the Emirates signing a series of contracts with Safran, worth over $1.2 billion combined.
This includes a $1 billion deal for the latest generation Safran Seats for Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and existing Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
The agreement includes Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats for the Emirates Airbus A350, and Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats for the Boeing 777X-9.
Furthermore, the second day witnessed a multitude of significant agreements and groundbreaking declarations, solidifying the event’s position as a crucial stage for the worldwide aerospace, space, and defense sectors.
New aircraft orders continued during day two, as EGYPTAIR announced an order for 10 new Airbus A350-900s, providing the airline with 25 percent less fuel burn and, in turn, reduced emissions. Meanwhile, Oman Air announced an order and delivery of the operator’s first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), its first dedicated cargo aircraft, SCAT Airlines announced an order for seven Boeing 737-8 airplanes, and Ethiopian Airlines made a commitment to order 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 20 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, with an opportunity for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively, representing the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history.
Following Monday’s order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners, yesterday flydubai also signed a multi-year agreement with engine-maker CFM’s LEAP-1B engines to support its growth plans as it takes delivery of more than 130 aircraft over the next few years. Day two also saw Emirates airline sign deals with Safran worth over $1.2 billion for Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and existing Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
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