Emirates for 777 upgrade

Default, IATA — By on October 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Emirates wants Boeing to come up with a better version of the 777 in the next six months and have it ready to enter service by 2018, Emirates president Tim Clark said. The airline is Boeing’s largest 777 customer with around 100 of the aircraft in the fleet, and a further 40 still to come. Retirements are scheduled to start in 2017, so Clark is asking for a replacement that can carry 60 tons (54.4 metric tonnes) of payload from Los Angeles (US) to Dubai (UAE) – about 7,230 nautical miles (13,390 kilometres).

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