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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a firm order for 87 Airbus aircraft, plus purchase rights for a further 30, to support the global expansion of its operations.  The order represents an investment of up to US$ 26.9 billion at list prices, including related engines.

The firm order, unveiled at the Dubai Air Show, includes 50 Airbus A350 XWB and 36 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, together with one Airbus A330-200F freighter.