DUBAI - Emirates Airline is discussing new plane orders with Boeing and Airbus which could number in the tens of planes, its chairman said on Monday.

The Arab world's largest airline already has orders worth $55 billion with the two manufacturers.

We are in discussions ... there won't be anything at the air show (but) we are talking to Boeing and Airbus, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai air show. It would be in the tens of planes. It could be A330s, 777s.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Amran Abocar)