The employment sector of USA has received the much needed boost with a slew of orders from Etihad Airways for new Boeing aircraft. These orders in turn support more than 200,000 American jobs, said president and chief executive officer, James Hogan.
Since 2006, the airline has introduced or placed orders for 115 wide-bodied Boeing aircraft, including 71 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the first of which will enter service early next year. The US Department of Commerce estimates that for every US$ one billion invested in the US aerospace industry, 5,747 American jobs are supported.
“We also have options and purchase rights for in excess of 30 more aircraft, which if exercised will further strengthen the economy,” said Hogan.