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Etihad places big order

Etihad places big orderEtihad Airways has announced a firm order for 56 new Boeing wide-body aircraft, with options and purchase rights for a further 26, to support its continued global expansion. The order represents an investment of up to US$25.2 billion at list prices, including related engines. The deal includes 25 next-generation Boeing 777X aircraft of which 17 are 777-9X and eight are 777-8X aircraft. Etihad is the first airline to order the 777-8X and will be a launch customer for the aircraft which is expected to enter service around the end of the decade. The airline also ordered 30 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. Pictured (l-r): Ray Conner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and David Joyce, GE Aviation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, celebrate the new aircraft and engine deal at the Dubai Air Show with senior management.