14 Nov 2011

More Boeings ordered by Emirates

9:15 am on 14 November 2011

Emirates Airlines has ordered 50 long-range Boeing 777 passenger aircraft in a deal worth about $US18 billion.

Emirates has also placed options for more jets, worth another $US8 billion.

The BBC reports the announcement take its orders of the aircraft to 90.

Last year Emirates placed an order for 30 Boeing 777 planes worth $US9.1 billion in a deal announced at the Farnborough airshow in Britain.

The airline is also the largest single customer of the Airbus superjumbo aircraft, the A380, with a purchase list of 90 units.

Boeing delivered 127 commercial airplanes in the third quarter of 2011.