Etihad Airways selects Boeing 787 Dreamliner to test was to reduce fuel usage and emissions

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced one of Etihad Airways´ 787 Dreamliner planes has been selected to serve as a flying laboratory for testing procedures and initiatives that could further reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, the company said.

As a part of a growing partnership to advance the sustainable growth of aviation, the specially-themed 787 will enter service early next year and operate regular flights in Etihad Airways´ network, while periodically serving as a test bed for assessing environmental sustainability initiatives.

Beyond the environmental testing on the airplane, the two companies will build on the technical capabilities that Etihad Airways has developed while maintaining its own Dreamliner fleet and that of other operators. As part of the strategic partnership, the companies are discussing several areas where they can work together to improve operational efficiency.