Etihad's ecoDemonstrator aircraft set to begin commercial flights

Flying testbed to accelerate technological developments will start commercial operations as part of Dreamliner fleet

The aircraft is the latest arrival to Etihad’s 39-strong fleet of 787 Dreamliners

Etihad Airways on Tuesday officially inaugurated the latest aircraft in its journey towards sustainability, with the 2020 ecoDemonstrator entering commercial service following a series of test flights across the United States.

The aircraft, a Boeing 787-10 registered A6-BMI, is the latest arrival to Etihad’s 39-strong fleet of 787 Dreamliners, making the UAE national airline one of the world’s largest operators.

As the 2020 ecoDemonstrator, in partnership with Boeing, NASA and Safran Landing Systems, Etihad’s 787 Dreamliner was used as a flying testbed to accelerate technological developments with the goal of making commercial aviation safer and more sustainable.

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