Following the recent statements of the CEO of EmiratesTim Clark, expressing that they will not admit any new Airbus and Boeing aircraft until the aircraft and engine manufacturers improve their standards, the airline also reported the start of the Airbus A380 withdrawal and announced the end of the operations of the last of its 777-300 of its fleet.
On September 6, Emirates withdrew its last operation Boeing 777-300 registration, on the last flight to Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Jordan. This aircraft joined the Emirates fleet in June 2003, where it served for 16 years, made 14,961 flights and accumulated 61,375 flight hours in the process.
The retired aircraft was configured with 368 seats, 30 in first class, 84 in executive class and 254 in economy. He flew all over the world with his 6,030 nautical miles in range. The last of the extended range versions of the Boeing 777-300, with this Emirates is actually the largest operator in the world of the 777-300ER equipment.
Originally, they were ordered in 1992 for a sum of more than $ 1 billion, by the Royal Family of Dubai and withdrawing most of their fleet in 2018.
Reducing the size to three different versions of the “triple seven,” Emirates still operates 155 teams of the remaining versions of the Boeing 777-200LR and 777-300ER, and expects six more deliveries. In addition, it has an order for 150 aircraft of the latest triple seven version: the Boeing 777X and that will be the client of the launch of the model.
However, there is a plane for which Emirates is best known: the Airbus A380. A day before the last B777-300 retirement announcement, the airline's CEO, Tim Clark, stated that the superjumbos are already being eliminated as well.
Currently, Emirates has a fleet of 112 A380 and some superjumbos will still join the fleet in the next two years. In February 2019, the airline announced that it cut the A380 superjumbo order on 39 planes, which means that only 11 planes remain undeliverable. In response, Airbus announced the cessation of aircraft production in 2021.
Simultaneously, in February 2019, Emirates also announced an order for 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 aircraft, which will be delivered from 2021 and 2024, respectively. However, it seems that the agreement has not yet been signed, since the last update of the Airbus order book as of August 31, 2019, still lists the original size of the superjumbos order in 162 aircraft in total, without A330 or A350 by written.