Etihad Airways and Boeing Enter Strategic Partnership with 787 ‘Greenliner’ Initiative And Services
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Boeing and Etihad Airways announced at the 2019 Dubai Airshow on Monday a new strategic partnership including service agreements and environmental collaboration.
Etihad Airways and Boeing are going ‘green’ with a new strategic partnership focused on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which will serve as a “flying laboratory” to discover new ways of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Starting early next year, Etihad’s specially-themed ‘Greenliner’ will enter regular network service, periodically testing and assessing environmental sustainability initiatives. Announced at the 2019 Dubai Airshow Monday, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Executive, Tony Douglas said, “Innovation, productivity and sustainability are core values and objectives of Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a key enabler of all three." Boeing’s President and CEO – Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal added,
“The 787 Dreamliner and its track record of environmental performance makes it the perfect platform to advance our industry’s commitment to sustainable growth. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Etihad Airways to identify more opportunities to improve efficiency across commercial aviation.
Boeing and Etihad Airways are also expanding their partnership to enhance operational efficiencies, building on the technical capabilities Etihad has acquired by maintaining its own Dreamliner fleet and those of other operators. Also announced Monday, Etihad Airways has entered new services agreements with Boeing providing multiple services for their Dreamliner fleet including the “Component Services Program,” “Landing Gear Exchange.” and “High-Value Component Exchange” programs. Collectively, these programs will help Etihad simplify asset and maintenance management, reduce spare parts costs and improve parts availability. The comprehensive services agreements also include three “Quick Engine Change” kits and a customized material parts package. Regarding the services portion of Monday’s announcement, Boeing Global Services CEO, Ted Colbert said,
Boeing’s global supply chain footprint will allow ready access to parts, support and services, when and where it’s needed. We are proud to partner with Etihad Airways to increase maintenance efficiency and maintain aircraft operability.”