US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways said they have closed an order for 56 widebody airplanes with options and purchase rights for 26 additional airplanes at the start of the 2013 Dubai Airshow.
The order is valued at a total of USD 25.2bn at list prices, Boeing said.
Etihad Airways´ order includes 25 777X airplanes, comprising 17 777-9Xs and eight 777-8Xs, subject to program launch. Etihad Airways is the first airline to order the 777-8X and will be a launch customer of the airplane, which is expected to enter service around the end of the decade.
The order includes options and purchase rights for 12 additional 777X airplanes.
In addition, the airline has ordered 30 787-10s, the newest and largest member of the 787 Dreamliner family. When TODAY´s order is combined with the carrier´s previous order for 41 787-9s, Etihad Airways becomes the world´s largest airline customer for the Dreamliner family with a total of 71 787s on order. The order includes options and purchase rights for an additional 12 787-10s.
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