Boeing and Etihad have announced an environmental collaboration under which one of the airline’s 787 Dreamliner airplanes will periodically serve as a test bed for assessing environmental sustainability initiatives.

The specially-themed 787 will enter service early next year and operate regular flights in Etihad Airways’ network, “The 787 Dreamliner and its track record of environmental performance makes it the perfect platform to advance our industry’s commitment to sustainable growth,” said Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Etihad Airways to identify more opportunities to improve efficiency across commercial aviation.”

“Innovation, productivity and sustainability are core values and objectives of Etihad Airways and of Abu Dhabi said Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive of Etihad Aviation Group, at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a key enabler of all three.”

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