DUBAI, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways on Wednesday signed a letter of intent to order seven Airbus A350 freighter aircraft, European planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said at the Singapore Airshow.
The value of the potential deal was not disclosed.
The state-owned airline had been considering the Airbus freighter and the competing 777X cargo jet developed by Boeing (BA.N).
Etihad Chief Executive Tony Douglas said the Airbus jets would play a key role in the airline’s cargo strategy.
He has previously said that the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody passenger jets would become the backbone of its fleet.