Fly Emirates a Dubai based airline giant has announced that it has reached a deal in principle with Boeing a US aircraft maker to purchase 30 new 787-9 Dreamliner’s in its continued bid to see the company expand to new destinations around the globe.
This comes as good news to the aircraft maker Boeing which has been struggling with negative publicity following 2 air crashes involving its newest model of the 737 aircraft. These crashes took place late last year and earlier this year when two relatively new 737 max aircrafts belonging to 2 different airline companies crashed shortly after takeoff.
The first crash involved an Indonesian Lion Air aircraft which on 29th October 2018 crashed into the sea only 13 minutes after takeoff from the Jakarta killing all the 187 passengers and crew members on board. A few later on fateful March 10th 2019, another 737 max aircraft owned by Ethiopian airline destined for Jomo Kenya airport in Kenya from Addis Ababa crash-landed only 6 minutes into its flight killing all the 157 people on board.
These crashes were followed by lawsuits against Boeing by various stakeholders after investigations into these crashes revealed that 737 max planes have a sensor called the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System or MCAS was probably the biggest contributor theses crashes as it fed wrong information to the plane which led to a nosedive and pilots losing control of the plane hence ultimately causing the planes to crash.
These crashes also resulted in a total grounding of all the 737- max aircraft around the globe as airline companies couldn’t take risk of flying these planes due to safety concerns. Boeing also experienced a huge cancellation of orders for the same model of planes hence digging a hole in revenue pockets for the aeroplane maker giant.
During the recently concluded Dubai Airshow, Boeing managed to land a lucrative deal with Fly Emirates worth 8.8 billion dollars in which the aircraft making giant will supply Emirates with 30 brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s.
This deal was announced by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, who said “I am pleased to announce firm order for 30 Boeing Dreamliners. This is an important investment and addition to our future fleet and it reflects Emirates’ continued efforts to provide the best quality air transport services to our customers. The 787s will complement our fleet mix by expanding our operational flexibility in terms of capacity, range and deployment.
Sheikh Ahmed added: “Our Boeing fleet is key to our business model to serve international demand for travel to and through our Dubai hub, as we continue to contribute to the UAE’s strategy to become a global destination for business and tourism by providing high-quality air connectivity.”
As part of the agreement, Emirates will update a portion of its large order book by exercising substitution rights and converting 30 777 aeroplanes into 30 787-9s. With this conversion, Emirates remains the world’s biggest 777X customer with 126 aeroplanes on order and the largest 777 operators with 155 aeroplanes today.
“We are excited to finalize this important order from one of the world’s leading airlines. Our agreement solidifies Emirates’ plan to operate the 787 Dreamliner and the 777X, which make up the most efficient and most capable widebody combination in the industry,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Stan Deal. “It is an honor to build on our successful partnership with Emirates and continue to sustain many jobs at Boeing and our supplier partners.”
At 63 meters (206 feet), the 787-9 Dreamliner is a medium-size long haul aircraft that can fly 296 passengers, in a typical two-class configuration, up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kilometers), while reducing fuel costs by more than 20 per cent compared to previous airplanes they replace. Designed with the passenger in mind, the 787 delivers an unparalleled experience with the largest windows of any jet, large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag, comfortable cabin air that is cleaner and more humid, and soothing LED lighting.
The Dreamliner’s superior efficiency and range have allowed airlines to open 257 new non-stop routes around the world. More than 80 customers around the world have ordered more than 1,400 Dreamliners since the program’s introduction, making it the fastest-selling wide-body jet in history.
This new addition by fly emirates will grant many potential tourists who would like to visit East Africa for an Africa wildlife safari or Africa gorilla tour a chance to fly in a Dreamliner. Fly emirates flies to all destinations in East Africa which are popular for an Africa safari adventure, for example, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and Rwanda
Kenya is a highly revered Africa safari tour destination given the unique wildlife diversity that exists in Kenya. You can have a thrilling Kenya wildlife safari experience with a visit to Kenya safari destinations such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Aberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park. A Kenya wildlife tour to any of these national parks is a thrilling experience as it allows you an opportunity to see some of the fascinating Africa wildlife savanna mammals such as the Africa big five which lions, cape buffaloes leopards and lions and rhinos and many others such as the Masai giraffes plain zebras, Thomas and Grants Gazelles, Blue and Black Wildebeests
All safaris in Kenya are epic but a safari Kenya to Masai Mara national reserve stands out as its gives a chance to encounter the spectacle of the great wildebeest migration in which millions of animals particularly wildebeests and zebras go on a treacherous journey of over a thousand kilometres crossing from Masai Mara into Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.. What makes this migration so thrilling for you to see is the way these animals plunge themselves one after the other into crocodile-infested Mara river in which these hungry crocodiles gather from and wide to prey on these seemingly mad or frightened animals that have seem as if something has frightened them for them to decide to jump one after another into their own oblivion with no second thought whatsoever.
A similar Africa safaris tours experience like that in Masai Mara can be had when you make a Tanzania wildlife safari to Serengeti National Park which is connected to the Masai Mara national park at its northern boundaries. Other Tanzania safari destinations that are worth considering for an epic Africa wildlife safari adventure include Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Park.
East Africa being country of extensive savanna grassland plains, you still enjoy a similar Africa safaris adventures when you make a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife safari destinations such as Lake Mburo National Park Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park Murchison Falls National Park Uganda, This Uganda safari tour experience gives you an enchanted opportunity to enjoy thrilling encounters with several of the 5 big Africa game which includes lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, African bush elephants and rhinos as well as a variety of other wild mammals.
Since Uganda is one of the highly revered Africa birding safari destinations, a Uganda bird watching safari to any of these parks gives chance to catch glimpses of several of the 1070 bird species that roam the skies of this beautiful pearl of Africa. What makes a safari in Uganda more enticing to many Africa safaris tours makers is the possibility of enjoying an Africa gorilla safari adventure in Uganda since Uganda is home to these remarkable gentle giants.
Many Africa Wildlife Safari goers who visit Uganda usually ensure to make to have a Uganda gorilla safari experience as they visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these puts you in the right place to have a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families are found here. However, Gorilla trekking isn’t only done in Uganda but also in Congo and Rwanda.
A Rwanda gorilla safari takes you to Volcanoes National Park which is home to 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas.
Kenya is a remarkable destination which you should really consider for your next Africa safari adventure. When you do so, feel free to check out our page Kenya safaris tour website this website gives you a wide range of Kenya safari package options basing on the numbers of days of interest and destinations to be visited.
These include short Kenya wildlife safaris and long Kenya safaris. Besides Kenya wildlife safaris, we offer other Africa safari adventures such as gorilla safaris adventures that place in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, you can decide to extend your Kenya wildlife safari to any of these gorilla destinations for a gorilla experience. Uganda gorilla safaris are carried out in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which habituate over 400 gorillas.
During your Uganda gorilla tour expect to encounter one of the 19 gorilla families that are found in this country. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in volcanoes national park, volcanoes is home to over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate Rwanda gorilla tour experience. As of today, Rwanda is positioning itself as a luxury Africa gorilla tour destination of choice as it has done so much in establishing luxury facilities especially lodges to cater for the needs of luxury tourists in a bid to lure more luxury or high profile personalities to visit Rwanda for a luxurious gorilla trekking Rwanda experience.
Congo is another gorilla destination of choice Gorilla trekking in Congo, on the other hand, occurs in Virunga National park or Kahuzi Biega National Park. What is so special about Congo gorilla tours is the possibility of encountering 2 unique gorilla species. If you decide to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo during your Congo gorilla safari, then expect to meet the eastern lowland gorillas while, if you decide to go to Virunga National Park then an encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas is eminent.