Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l) has dismissed reports that it has cancelled a tentative order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for forty B787-10s.

Last week, the Dubai-based carrier's FY2018/19 financial results omitted mention of the B787s while focussing entirely on the A330neo/A350 for which it has signed a commitment for forty A330-900s and thirty A350-900s.

"In November 2017, Emirates announced a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of forty Boeing 787s which, at this time, has not been converted into a firm contract," an Emirates spokesperson said in a statement to Khaleej Times. "However, we can confirm that discussions on the 787 are ongoing."

Emirates currently operates 109 A380-800s (with a further fifty-three on order from Airbus), ten B777-200(LR)s, and 136 B777-300(ER)s (with a further six due). It also has orders with Boeing for thirty-five B777-8s and 115 B777-9s.