BOEING CLOSE TO EMIRATES DEAL FOR MORE 777X JETS, REPORTS SAY
Boeing is reportedly close to securing a deal with Emirates for more 777X jets.
The deal could involve up to 30 additional 777X jets.
Emirates is already the largest customer for the 777X, with 115 orders placed.
The airline has been in talks with Boeing for months about the potential order.
The 777X is Boeing's newest wide-body aircraft, with a range of up to 8,700 nautical miles.
It features new engines and a composite wing design.
The 777X has faced delays due to issues with its engines and certification.
Emirates has been a key customer for Boeing, with a fleet that includes 155 777s and 30 787 Dreamliners.
The airline has been hit hard by the pandemic, with a significant drop in demand for air travel.
However, Emirates has said it expects to return to pre-pandemic levels of operation by 2022.
A deal with Emirates for more 777X jets would be a significant boost for Boeing's struggling commercial aircraft division.