Emiratesplaces $18b order on first day

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Emiratesplaces $18b order on first day

On the opening day of the Dubai International Airshow 2011, Emirates announced orders and commitments valued at $26 billion for Boeing Co’s777 planes. The agreement includes firm orders for 50 aircraft valued at $18billion, and the rest as options, Emirates Chairman Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed AlMaktoum said.

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Airshow an extension of UAE’s soaring success: Mohammed

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