Etihad to request Ex-Im for 777 financing

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Etihad Airways is requesting US Export-Import Bank support for its upcoming Boeing 777 deliveries, according to the export credit agency.

The carrier has orders for nine 777 aircraft, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database. Two 777-200LRG and six 777-300ER aircraft deliver in 2013. One 777-300ER will be delivered this year.