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Dubai Airshow: Emirates orders 50 A350-900s

Posted 18 November 2019 · Add Comment

Airbus and Emirates Airline have signed a purchase agreement for 50 Rolls-Royce powered A350-900s.



The order was signed at the Dubai Airshow 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.
 
HH Sheikh Ahmed said: “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.
 
“Complementing our A380s and 777s, the A350s will give us added operational flexibility in terms of capacity, range and deployment. In effect, we are strengthening our business model to provide efficient and comfortable air transport services to and through, our Dubai hub.
 
“This US$16 billion deal reflects our confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector, and is a strong affirmation of Dubai’s strategy to be a global nexus connected to cities, communities and economies via a world-class and modern aviation sector.”
 
“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,” said Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.  “We look forward to seeing the A350 flying in Emirates colours.”
 
The A350 XWB features new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, offering up to ultra-long haul (17,900km) capability.



Above: Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace with His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, and delegates from Emirates Airline and Airbus.
Courtesy Rolls-Royce


Chris Cholerton, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very proud that Emirates has chosen to enhance its fleet with the A350-900 powered by our Trent XWB.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us by Emirates, which reflects the confidence they have in the performance of this engine. We look forward to this order further enhancing our partnership for decades to come.”

Rolls-Royce’s relationship with Emirates began in 1996 with selection of Trent power and this Trent XWB will be the fourth member of the Trent family to operate in their fleet.

 


 

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