Ethiopia orders 12 A350 aircraft from Airbus

AP News
Posted: Nov 15, 2009 7:02 AM

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed an order of 12 A350 XWB aircraft from Airbus at Dubai airshow.

The order covers Trent XWB engines for 12 A350 XWB planes that will begin service in 2017. Airbus values the deal at $3 billion at list prices.

This is the first plane order at the Dubai Airshow that began in the Gulf emirate on Sunday.

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