Following hot-on-the-heels of a recent, massive order for 32 Airbus A380 aircraft, Dubai-based Emirates has announced it is ordering over 30 Boeing 777 jets, The Wall Street Journal reported.
According to the Journal, the catalog value of the latest transaction is estimated at more than seven billion dollars, it said, citing a person familiar with the transaction. Apparently the order would be announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Jim Albaugh said his firm would let Emirates make the announcement.
“I can’t tell you the kind of discussions that go on in the UAE relative to airplanes,” he told reporters in London.
Last month’s transaction for the A380s from Boeing rival Airbus, a division of European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co., was valued at $US11.5 billion. The unprecedented order was the first for the European superjumbo jets in about a year.
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