FARNBOROUGH: Etihad prepares to receive first A330 freighter

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Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Airways will formally take delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 freighter at the show tomorrow.

The aircraft is one of two on order from the Abu Dhabi-based airline.

Etihad Airways is taking the twin-jets for its Crystal Cargo division. Both will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

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 © Yannick Delamare/French Frogs Aviation Pictures

Airbus has 64 A330-200Fs on order. Its latest deal for the type came from Malaysia Airlines, which ordered two at the end of March this year.