DUBAI: Etihad orders 25 777Xs and 30 787s

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Middle East carrier Etihad Airways has placed order for 25 Boeing 777Xs, 30 Boeing 787-10s and one 777 freighter today at the Dubai air show.

The order for 25 777Xs covers 17 -9Xs and eight -8Xs. Etihad is the first carrier to order the 777-8X and will be launch customer of the aircraft, which Boeing says is expected to arrive around the end of the decade. It has also taken options and purchase rights on a 12 more of the type.

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Etihad has also placed options and purchase rights on 12 787-10s, on top of the firm order for 30 of the type. Etihad already has 41 787-9s on order.

The airline has also taken two options on two additional 777 freighters.


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