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By Sohail Sawlani

Etihad Airways Signs Letter of Intent for A350 Freighter

SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2022 (DAY 2) | Etihad Airways signed a Letter of Intent for 7 A350 Freighters at the Singapore Airshow today.

This makes them the 2nd airline to order the type, after Singapore Airlines.

More than 70% of the airframe of the A350F is made of advanced materials, resulting in a 30 tonne lighter take-off weight and generating at least 20% lower fuel consumption and emissions over its current closest competitor. The A350F fully meets ICAO's enhanced CO₂ emissions standards coming into effect in 2027. To date the A350F has won firm orders and commitments for 29 aircraft from 5 customers.

The A350F meets the imminent wave of large freighter replacements and the evolving environmental requirements, shaping the future of air freight. The A350F will be powered by the latest technology, fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group said:

Etihad is delighted to extend our relationship with Airbus to include this remarkable aircraft as part of our freighter fleet for the future. As our cargo operations continue to overperform and we work towards a more sustainable future built upon the world's youngest and most fuel-efficient fleet, the addition of the A350F will play a key role in driving our long-term cargo strategy and achieving our 2035 target to reduce CO₂ emissions by 50%

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