BREAKING: Etihad places massive Boeing, Airbus order

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FARNBOROUGH — Etihad Airways has announced orders for 35 Boeing 787-9 and 10 777-300ER aircraft. In addition, the Abu Dhabi based airline ordered 20 Airbus A320s, 25 A350 XWBs and 10 A380s.

Etihad has also secured options on 20 aircraft – five A320s, 10 A350s and five A380s. It also has purchase rights on a further 15 A320s, 15 A350s and five A380s. The airline has options for an additional 25 787s and 10 777s, as well as purchase rights to 10 787s and five 777s.

The order was previously listed on Boeing’s orderbook as an unidentified customer. For Airbus, the 55 firm aircraft order is new to its books. Airbus Chief Operating Officer, John Leahy, tells Flight that the order was firmed up just 72-hours ago.

One Response to BREAKING: Etihad places massive Boeing, Airbus order

  1. Josh July 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    Please…do a quick check for typos before you post!