The biggest operator of Boeing 777 and Airbus A-380 aircraft in the world, has been phasing out older versions from its fleet.
The retirement of last 777-300 leaves the airline with only two types of “triple seven” – Boeing 777-200-LR and Boeing 777-300-ER. The aircraft 777-300 served the airline for the past 16 years.
Emirates still has six Boeing 777-300-ER on order and will be taking delivery of the brand new Boeing 777-X aircraft – 150 on order. Airline also retired two A-380’s, and said that they already have a well-arranged retirement plan for A-380’s.
This (A-380) aircraft will still be flying in Emirates in 2035. The fleet will stabilize at about 115 aircraft, and then probably go down to about 90-100 by the middle of the next decade.
So, the A-380 will remain a major component of our fleet mix for the next 15 years at least, said Emirates Airline president Tim Clark to Flight Global.
News in Flight / ABC Flash Point News 2019.