Emirates has concluded the 2021 edition of the Dubai Airshow on a positive note, culminating a week of investment announcements, new partnerships forged, and the strengthening of established connections as key aviation players from around the world came together in Dubai to mark a turning point in the industry’s recovery.
To support its long-term cargo capabilities and help boost global supply chain connectivity, Emirates SkyCargo announced that it will introduce two new Boeing 777Fs into its fleet in 2022, and signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the conversion of four Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft into full freighters, starting in early 2023.
Building on Dubai’s global logistics hub status and emergence as a centre for e-commerce, Emirates SkyCargo also signed a milestone agreement with Emirates Post, to develop an e-commerce end-to-end global logistics platform, with a key focus on serving markets in the Middle East, Africa and West Asia.
The first if its kind, this partnership between an airline cargo carrier and a national postal operator combines the global network and capacity strengths of Emirates SkyCargo with the last-mile delivery expertise of Emirates Post.
Supporting its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, Emirates signed an agreement with GE Aviation committing to develop a programme that will see an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER powered by GE90 engines conduct a test flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by the end of 2022.