By Scott Hamilton
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline. Credit: ET Travel World News.
Jan. 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Despite vociferously criticizing Boeing over delays, technical difficulties and uncertainties over certification, delivery dates and performance, the president of Emirates Airline said the carrier is committed to the 777X.
Tim Clark said industry talk that Emirates may swap orders for the 777X for additional Boeing 787s isn’t correct.
Clark made his remarks in an interview with LNA on January 11. He also said he plans to retire within the next six months. Clark previously announced a retirement date but agreed to stay on to see Emirates through the pandemic crisis.
- “Boeing made life difficult.”
- Three-year delay has repercussions.
- The future of 777-8 passenger model is uncertain.
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