Etihad Airways divulge Livery of Airline’s First 787-9 Dreamliner
AbuDhabi, September 29, 2014 (STAT):- Etihad Airways will take delivery of Boeing’s paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner . The airplane is painted in the airline's new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery with colors reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United Arab Emirates. "Etihad Airways is one of the most forward-thinking airlines of the world and we're proud to have their trust and confidence in the Dreamliner," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner. "The airline's new livery is a unique design that reflects the UAE's rich heritage of innovation and great hospitality." The latest 787 will be a key part of Etihad Airways' fleet and network expansion plans. The airline has announced that the 787-9 will be introduced on six of the airline's routes: Dusseldorf, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Washington, D.C.; Mumbai; Brisbane, Australia andMoscow. It also complements and extends the super-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 can fly more passengers and more cargo farther with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.