Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new-generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow.
This order of the A350F sees the airline expanding its relationship with Airbus, adding to its existing order of A350-1000s, five of which have been delivered.
Etihad has also firmed up a long-term agreement for Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support its entire A350 fleet, marking the first agreement for an Airbus FHS contract for an A350-fleet in the Middle East.
The A350F, with a 109 tonne payload capability, is expected to meet the imminent demand for large freighter replacements and the evolving environmental requirements. The programme has secured 31 orders from six customers to date.