Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has selected Airbus’ wide-body long-range aircraft and the new generation double-deck Airbus A380 for its future growth.
The airline will purchase 24 Airbus aircraft, including four double-decked A380s, four ultra-long range A340-500s, four A340-600s and 12 A330-200s.
In addition, the airline has also taken options to purchase 12 more aircraft. Deliveries are to begin in 2006 for the A330-200s and A340-500s, and in 2007 for the A340-600s and A380s. The A340-500s and -600s will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 500s – the A330 and A380 engines have yet to be announced.
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