$15 Billion Order for SC-Made Boeing 787-10s

Emirates Airlines announced recently that it will buy 40 new Boeing 787-10 airplanes. Built exclusively at Boeing’s plant in Charleston, SC, the planes are valued at more than $15 billion.

The order, reported at AviationDaily online  and the Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, comes four years after Emirates cancelled an order for 70 Airbus A350s and began a new decision process.

“The Emirates deal brings the total order book for the 787-10 to 217 airplanes,” the Post and Courier reports. “Emirates also is the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator, with 165 in service.”

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