Etihad Airbus order includes freighter

ETIHAD Airways has announced a firm order for 87 Airbus aircraft, plus purchase rights for a further 30, to support the global expansion of its operations.
The order represents an investment of up to US$26.9 billion at list prices, including related engines.
The firm order, unveiled at the Dubai Air Show, includes 50 A350 XWBs and 36 A320neo family aircraft, together with one A330-200F freighter.
Chief executive James Hogan says: “Ten years ago this month, we celebrated our inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi using an A330.
“A decade later, we have grown into one of the world’s leading airlines and the importance of Airbus to our fast-growing operations has never been stronger. We have more than 60 Airbus aircraft in our fleet today, and this latest order is testament to the continued strength of our partnership.
“As one of the first airlines set to receive the much-awaited Airbus A350-1000, we look forward to benefiting from its operational efficiencies and cost savings,” he adds.
The A330-200F is the cargo version of the best-selling A330. It is the world’s most modern mid-size freighter and can carry 70 tonnes of payload with a range of up to 4,000 nm.
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