Etihad Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787 ‘Greenliner’, a Dreamliner jet that will be used to test various sustainable initiatives.
The jet, which has special livery with green colours, flew out from Boeing’s manufacturing facilities in the city of Charleston in South Carolina, USA, and landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad is taking delivery of its Boeing 787 ‘Greenliner’ as a test platform for a set of aviation sustainability initiatives
The so-called ‘Greenliner’ is part of a sustainability programme by Etihad Airways in which research will be conducted during flights to find ways to reduce the carbon footprint of every journey. This will include everything from ways to reduce flight times to cut fuel consumption to ways to make an aircraft lighter through the use of better materials on-board.