Good news for Seattle: Boeing’s innovative 777X – the world’s largest and most-efficient twin-engine jetliner produces record-breaking sales orders.
Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney reported 259 orders and commitments from Emirates (150), Qatar Airways (50), Etihad Airways (25) and a previously announced order from Lufthansa (34). The combined value of the agreements is more than $95 billion at list prices, placing the 777X as the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history by value.
Boeing's advantage: The 777X is 12 percent more fuel-efficient than its competitor: an all-new composite wing based on the innovative wing developed for the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner, aerodynamic advances such as a hybrid laminar flow control vertical tail and natural laminar flow nacelles, and all-new GE9X engines developed by GE Aviation.
The corporation highlighted its family of efficient commercial airplanes in both the single and twin-aisle market segments. Customers Qatar Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines displayed 787s at the show and flydubai showcased a 737-800 featuring the Boeing Sky Interior. Two customers displayed Boeing Business Jets this week as well.
Manufaturer's platforms in service with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces displayed at the show included a UAE Land Forces AH-64D Apache helicopter and a UAE Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. Also on display were the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor, P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, AH-6i reconnaissance and attack helicopter, F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Super Hornet and an Integrator Unmanned Aerial System.
Also, Boeing announced during the show several key partnerships that reaffirm its strong commitment to support the UAE aerospace industry. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016 in Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.
Furthermore, Boeing also announced a new strategic agreement to increase the development of Mubadala as a Tier 1 supplier to Boeing. Through this agreement, Mubadala has the opportunity to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals to Boeing commercial programs, including the 787 and 777X. Both companies will work together to develop pre-preg and carbon fiber manufacturing capabilities in Abu Dhabi.