1. Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum walking into room
2. Al Maktoum with CEO and President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal ++CLIENTS PLEASE NOTE JUMP CUT++
3. Various of Al Maktoum signing deal with Deal, exchanging documents
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO and Chairman of Emirates:
"Today I am happy to announce that Emirates will sign a firm order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and this is worth 8.8 billion US dollars in the list price. Under the Emirates agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the 777 X with Boeing 787s. This takes Emirates total order with Boeing to 126 aircrafts together with the Airbus A350 order we signed on Monday, Emirates has announced a firm aircraft order worth 24 billion dollars."
5. Deal offering a model airplane to Al Maktoum UPSOUND (English): "Your Highness may I present to you the Emirates 787 Dreamliner"
6. Applause as Al Maktoum accepts the model plane
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO and Chairman of Emirates:
"Emirates' partnership with Boeing goes back nearly now 30 years and today we are the largest 777 operators on the planet with 155 of these aircrafts flying with Emirates colours and we look forward to receiving our first Dreamliner from the year 2023."
8. Various of Al Maktoum and Deal and others posing for group photo
The Middle East’s biggest carrier, the Dubai-based Emirates, announced on Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.
Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said this order replaces an agreement for 150 777x Boeing to 126 of that aircraft, and adds 30 of the 787-9 Dreamliners.
He spoke to reporters at the Dubai Airshow.
Combined with Emirates’ previous announcement this week for new Airbus aircraft, this brings the airline’s total orders at the airshow to $24 billion.
On Monday, Emirates, announced it would be buying 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350s, bringing its total order for the aircraft to 50 in an agreement worth $16 billion at list price.
The Emirates, which feeds Dubai’s busy international airport, posted significantly lower earnings of $237 million last year due to spikes in fuel costs at the end of 2018, a strengthened U.S. dollar, lower airfreight demand and weakened travel demand.