Emirates Airlines recently signed an agreement with the GE-P&W Engine Alliance for the GP7000 engine family to power the airline's Super Jumbo Airbus A380-800 aircraft at a list price, including options of approximately $1.5 billion.
Emirates is the main launch customer of the A380 double-decker, with 22 on firm order and 10 options. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered by September 2006. Emirates' order is for GP7270 engines, rated at 70,000 pounds of thrust, to power its 20 passenger versions of the A380-800 aircraft and GP7277 engines, rated at 76,500 pounds of thrust, to power the two freighters included in the aircraft order.
Emirates operates a modern fleet of aircraft which boasts an average age of three years and includes Boeing and Airbus aircraft. With the recent addition of new routes to Casablanca and Khartoum, Emirates flies to 58 destinations in 41countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, Asia and Australia. Further new destinations this year include Perth, Mauritius and Osaka. — (menareport.com)
© 2002 Mena Report (www.menareport.com )