Delivery of first Boeing 777X may be delayed to 2022


A top official at Emirates expects a combination of pandemic-related production slowdowns and an likely lengthy certification process will likely push deliveries into 2022.

Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, told Bloomberg in an interview that his airline is considering swapping some of the planes for smaller 787 Dreamliners.

Emirates has 115 777Xs on order, a substantial part of the plane’s 309 order backlog.