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Tue 21 Nov 2017 12:01 PM

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Video: Emirates takes centre stage at Dubai Airshow with deals and new launches

Dubai's Emirates airline signed a $15.1 billion commitment to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, Emirates Group chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum announced at the Dubai Airshow.

Randy Tinseth, VP, Marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the deal would support more than 75,000 jobs in the US.

Emirates its new Mercedes-Benz S-Class-inspired interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft, including new 40-square feet first class private suites.

The new first class cabins on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are 84 inches long, with sliding doors that reach up to six feet and nine inches high, with floor to ceiling windows and a 32-inch high-definition screen.

Additionally, private suites in the middle of the cabin come equipped with “virtual windows” which project the view from outside in real-time, offering guests a view that Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said “looks better” than it would looking through the naked eye.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)