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Etihad Airways Places $7Bn Airbus Order
Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways placed one of the largest ever orders for long haul aircraft when it signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 24 airplanes worth $7bn from Airbus at the UKs Farnborough Airshow. Its order includes four Airbus A380 super jumbos, which are set to become the worlds largest commercial airplanes when they are launched in 2006. Etihad, which started flying...