The first day of the 2013 Dubai Airshow kicked off with a bang. Â As we slept, Boeing racked up 225 new orders for their newly-launched 777X program. Â With the existing 34 orders from Lufthansa, the official launch of the plane comes with huge order support from customers. Â “We are proud to partner with each of these esteemed airlines to launch the 777X â€“ the largest and most-efficient twin-engine jetliner in the world,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEOÂ Ray Conner. “Its ground-breaking engine technologies and all-new composite wing will deliver unsurpassed value and growth potential to our customers.”
The 777X program wasn’t the only Day One winner for Boeing, however. Â Etihad also booked orders for 30 787-10s, which brings their total Dreamliner orders up to 71 – making them the largest airline customer for the 787 and pushing the program over 1,000 orders. Â Mideast short-haul carrier flydubai also made an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX8 birds.