Etihad Airways orders 56 widebodied Boeing aircraft worth US$25.2bn

ETIHAD Airways has ordered 56 widebodied aircraft, with options and purchase rights for 26 more in a deal valued at US$25.2 billion.
The Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s order includes 25 B777X passenger aircraft, comprising 17 B777-9Xs and eight B777-8Xs, subject to programme launch.
Etihad’s order includes one additional B777 freighter for its cargo fleet, with options for two more.
Etihad Airways is the first airline to order the -8X variant and will be a launch customer of the model, which is expected to enter service around the end of the decade.
The order includes options and purchase rights for 12 additional B777X airplanes.
In addition, the airline has ordered 30 B787-10s, the newest and largest member of the B787 Dreamliner family.
When the latest order is combined with the carrier’s previous order for 41 B787-9s, Etihad becomes the world’s largest airline customer for the Dreamliner family with a total of 71 on order.
The order includes options and purchase rights for an additional 12 B787-10s.
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