Dubai Airshow: $16 billion order from Emirates for 50 A350 XWBs announced

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on Sunday announced a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth $16 billion (Dh58.7 billion) at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019.

Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB is expected in May 2023, and will continue until 2028.

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, signed the deal with Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer from Airbus.

This purchase agreement replaces the heads of agreement signed in February where Emirates announced its intent to purchase 30 A350s and 40 A330Neos.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “Today, we are pleased to sign a firm order for 50 A350 XWBs, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.