Boeing, Airbus clinch mega orders at Dubai Airshow

Dubai, PTI | Updated : 18 November 2013, 09:31 AM

Dubai Airshow took off on Sunday with huge aircraft orders and commitments worth around $141.5 billion for Boeing and Airbus from Gulf carriers, with the US manufacturer well in the lead.

The biennial show began brightly for Boeing's 777X, a long-range wide-bodied airliner featuring lower fuel consumption and composite wings.

The new 777 is scheduled to be operational in 2020. Etihad Airways began the show with an $18.2-billion order for Boeings including 25 777Xs and one 777-200 freighter, Boeing said.

First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 09:29 AM
Post Comment (+)
News Nation IOS News Nation Android