DUBAI, U.A.E., 21 Nov. 2013. Boeing [NYSE:BA] launched its 777X twin-engine jetliner at the 2013 Dubai Airshow with 259 orders and commitments from Emirates (150), Qatar Airways (50), Etihad Airways (25), and Lufthansa (34)—at a combined value of more than $95 billion at list prices.
Key innovations will make the 777X 12 percent more fuel efficient than its competition, Boeing officials say. Contributing to the 777X’s fuel efficiency are: an all-new composite wing based on the wing for the 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.
Boeing 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 (BBJ) this week as well.
Boeing platforms in service with the UAE 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.
“Dubai 2013 has been a truly historic and record-breaking air show for The Boeing Company,” says Charlie Miller, vice president, international corporate communications.