GOOD CUSTOMER: Fast-growing Gulf carrier Etihad Airways becomes the biggest buyer of Boeing's new 787-9 carbon fiber jet.

COMBO DEAL: Etihad is not only buying 10 more version of the jet, but two Boeing 777 cargo planes as well, for a grand total of $2.8 billion.

STOCKING UP: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad now has orders for 41 787s, along with options for 25 more.

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