Etihad Airways have announced engine orders for the airline’s vast new fleet in an order worth an estimated $6.7bn, the largest order yet at this year’s Paris Air Show.

The airline has selected General Electric’s GEnx for its 35-strong Boeing 787 fleet, the Engine Alliance GP7200 for its ten Airbus A380s and International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500s for ten A320s.

Etihad originally selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines for the A380’s but after the order was changed from four aircraft to ten, the airline decided to redo the engine deal in favour of Engine Alliance.

Etihad announced orders for five A320s, five A380s, ten A350s, 25 787s and purchase rights for 15 A320s, 15 A350s, five A380s, ten 787s and five 777s at 2008’s Farnborough Air Show.