Nov 19, 2019: Emirates Airline has ordered fifty A350-900s - Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft. The purchase agreeement was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2019 by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, chief executive officer, Airbus
Emirates announces US$ 16 billion firm order for 50 @Airbus A350-900 XWBs at @DubaiAirshow. The fleet investment strengthens Emirates' business model & signals confidence in Dubai & UAE’s strategy of international connectivity. #DAS19 #FlyEmiratesFlyBetter https://t.co/5CoB0S0dP3 pic.twitter.com/lkyX9XxFqF— Emirates Airline (@emirates) November 18, 2019
“Today, we are pleased to sign a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This follows a thorough review of various aircraft options and of our own fleet plans. It is Emirates’ long-standing strategy to invest in modern and efficient aircraft, and we are confident in the performance of the A350 XWB,” said Sheikh Ahmed.
The new order will complement Emirates' A380s and 777s. "In effect, we are strengthening our business model to provide efficient and comfortable air transport services to, and through, our Dubai hub," added Sheikh Ahmed.
The A350 XWB features the latest aerodynamic design, a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. These latest technologies result in 25 percent lower operating costs, as well as 25 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared with previous-generation competing aircraft – demonstrating Airbus’ commitment to minimise its environmental impact while remaining at the cutting edge of air travel.
“We are honoured by Emirates’ strong vote of confidence in our newest widebody aircraft, taking our partnership to the next level. The A350 will bring unbeatable economics and environmental benefits to their fleet. “We look forward to seeing the A350 flying in Emirates colours!” said Faury.