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United Arab Emirates: Airline to Take Delivery of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Airlines and Aviation

Etihad Airways’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been rolled off the assembly line painted in the airline’s all-new livery. It has 41 of the technologically advanced jetliners on order as well as 30 787-10s.


Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted in the Middle Eastern airline’s new livery. Photo Credit: Etihad Airways.


Etihad Airways first 787-9 Dreamliner has been rolled out of Boeing’s paint hangar at Paine Field in Washington State. It is painted in the airline's new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery with colours reflecting the desert landscape.

"As we celebrate the rollout of our first 787 today, we remain focused on bringing Etihad Airways' world-class hospitality and unparalleled product experience to provide more choice to Americans traveling with us worldwide,” says James Hogan, president and CEO of the airline.

“We are also very proud to support vital U.S. businesses including Boeing as one of the largest airline customers for the Dreamliner, an aircraft that will play a fundamental role in the future of our growing international network."


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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will take delivery of its first 787-9 later this year. The UAE-based airline is one of the world's largest customers for the 787 with a total of 71 Dreamliners on order, including 41 787-9s and 30 787-10s.

The 787 will be deployed on flights to 6 of the airline’s travel destinations:  Dusseldorf, Germany; Doha, Qatar; Washington, D.C.; Mumbai, India; Brisbane, Australia; and Moscow, Russia.