Emirates makes record $26bn Boeing order


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Emirates airline ordered $26bn-worth of Boeing 777s at the Dubai Airshow yesterday, the largest dollar order in the aircraft maker's history. The airline ordered an additional 50 Boeing 777s and took out options on 20.

"This is the single largest order in dollar value in Boeing's history," said Jim Albaugh, the president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Emirates already has 95 777s as part of its 162-strong wide-bodied aircraft fleet. It will increase the fleet to 239. The Dubai Airshow is run by UK-listed Tarsus Group, which said it expects the five-day show to attract 55,000 people, the highest number of trade visitors in history.