Airbus Farnborough Orders – Day 1

Etihad Airways firms 20 A320s, 25 A350 XWBs and 10 Airbus A380s

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of 20 A320s, 25 A350 XWBs and 10 Airbus A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed by James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways and Tom Enders, Airbus President and CEO during a ceremony at the 46th Farnborough International Air Show.

Etihad Airways Airbus A320

Today, Etihad Airways’ fleet of Airbus aircraft comprises 30 passenger aircraft with an additional 17 to be delivered from existing orders. Etihad Airways also has two Airbus Freighter aircraft. In taking the latest order for 55 aircraft into account, Etihad Airways’ total Airbus fleet will grow to 104 aircraft.

Saudi Arabian Airlines orders 8 Airbus A330s

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabia’s national airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for 8 A330-300 wide body aircraft, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.

The contract follows one for 22 Airbus A320s signed at the end of 2007, marking the first agreement between Saudi Arabian Airlines and Airbus for commercial aircraft in 26 years.

Source: Airbus
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