Emirates considers record $30bn Boeing jet order


By Andrew Parker in London  www.ft.com

Emirates Airline, the fast-growing Gulf carrier, is in advanced negotiations with Boeing to buy as many as 100 long-haul passenger jets, in what could be a record-breaking $30bn-plus commercial order for the US aircraft manufacturer.

Dubai-based Emirates is also evaluating whether to buy more long-range aircraft from Airbus, including A380 superjumbos and the largest version of the European aircraft maker’s planned new A350 jet.

Emirates said it could unveil deals with both Boeing and Airbus at next month’s Dubai air show, although the airline stressed no agreements had been finalised. Boeing and Airbus declined to comment. More info