Etihad has partnered with Boeing to focus on sustainability, innovation and cost  centred around the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Etihad and Boeing also unveiled a ‘Greenliner’ livery for one of the airline’s Dreamliner aircraft to highlight their commitment to sustainable aviation.

The Greenliner will be introduced early next year and will operate scheduled services across the airline’s network.

The carrier operates the largest fleet of Dreamliner aircraft in the Middle East. The fleet currently flies 36 aircraft accounting for a third of its fleet and will reach 50% by 2023.

Tony Douglas, group chief executive of the Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Innovation, productivity and sustainability are core values and objectives of Etihad Airways, and of Abu Dhabi, and the Boeing 787 is a key enabler of all three.

“Etihad and Boeing see great opportunities to share our combined knowledge of this incredible aircraft, and to work with other aviation stakeholders to explore opportunities for more innovation and less environmental impact.”

Mohammad Al Bulooki, chief operating officer of Etihad Airways, said: “These agreements complement our wider partnership and support future collaboration between Etihad and Boeing on supply chain management and both line and predictive maintenance, further reinforcing the airline’s commitment to reliability.

“They also strengthen Abu Dhabi’s credentials as a global innovation hub, a key pillar of the Emirate’s 2030 economic and social vision.”