Emirates signs purchase agreement with Airbus to buy 50 A350XWB
Renowned Dubai- based air passenger carrier, Emirates Airline recently entered an agreement with Airbus SE, the leading European aerospace corporation, to buy fifty A350-900s, newest generation widebody aircraft of Airbus. The purchase agreement was signed at Dubai Airshow 2019, by Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
For the record, A350 XWB is an aircraft line by Airbus, which is designed to offer unmatched operational flexibility & efficiency of in ultra-long hauls (17,900km). It is the quietest of any twin-aisle aircrafts. The aircraft showcases the latest aerodynamic design, is equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines and a carbon fiber fuselage & wing. The latest technologies employed result in 25% lower operating costs as well as 25% reduction in fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions, as compared to previous-generation competing aircrafts.
HH Sheikh Ahmed was reported to say that the firm is elated to forge an agreement with Airbus to purchase 50 A350 XWBs, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. This follows a detailed evaluation of various aircraft options and fleet plans offered by Emirates. It is Emirates’ strategy to invest in efficient aircraft, and the company is confident about the performance of the A350 XWB.
Ahmed added saying that the new aircraft from Airbus will complement Emirates’ A380s & 777s. The addition of A350s will give added operational flexibility in terms of range, deployment and capacity. The company is looking forward to strengthening its business model to provide efficient & comfortable air transport services.
Guillaume, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus, was reportedly quoted saying that the company is honored to have a strong vote of confidence from Emirates in its latest widebody aircraft. The recent agreement has taken the partnership to next level. Faury added saying that the line A350 aircraft will bring unparalleled environmental and economics and benefits to Emirate’s fleet.