Etihad B787-9 A6-BLG EY485 Colombo Diversion.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 432, Etihad A6-BLG, operating EY485 Brisbane – Abu Dhabi (depart Brisbane 12th May) diverted via Colombo early this morning. The diversion appears to have been medical.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLT Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 692, Etihad A6-BLT, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9011. The aircraft is the 20th Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLM Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 561, Etihad A6-BLM, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since returning with a technical issue on 17th April, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating EY51 Abu Dhabi – Geneva.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLF Seoul Incheon Delay.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 416, Etihad A6-BLF, operated this morning’s EY873 Seoul Incheon – Abu Dhabi with a sixteen hour delay this evening as EY873A. It is not clear whether the delay was due to a technical or a crew issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLM EY303 Abu Dhabi Return.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 561, Etihad A6-BLM, operating EY303 Abu Dhabi – Kuwait stopped the climb at 25,000 ft this morning, declared a general emergency and then returned to Abu Dhabi for a safe landing. The aircraft subsequently entered the Abu Dhabi maintenance facility.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLR Returns from Shanghai Pudong.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Boeing 787-9 l/n 620, Etihad A6-BLR, departed Shanghai Pudong late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed EY867 Shanghai Pudong – Abu Dhabi as EY867A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ Shanghai Pudong Technical Issue.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 620, Etihad A6-BLJ, arrived into Shanghai Pudong this morning as EY862 from Abu Dhabi (depart Abu Dhabi 24th January), however tonight’s return EY867 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLS EY485 Al Ain Diversion.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 643, Etihad A6-BLS, operating EY485 Brisbane – Abu Dhabi (depart Brisbane 21st December) diverted via Al Ain this morning due to long weather based hold times at Abu Dhabi.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLS Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 643, Etihad A6-BLS, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9011. The aircraft is the nineteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ Returns from Shanghai as EY2467.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 486, Etihad A6-BLJ, operated EY867 Shanghai Pudong – Abu Dhabi as EY2467 in the early hours of this morning in order to prevent two EY867 services operating today following a slight schedule change being implemented from today.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLR Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 620, Etihad A6-BLR, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9011. The aircraft is the eighteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLQ Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 606, Etihad A6-BLQ, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9011. The aircraft is the seventeenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ Returns from Perth.

Following its technical return to Perth on 7th September, Boeing 787-9 l/n 486, Etihad A6-BLJ, departed Perth in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed EY487 Perth – Abu Dhabi of 7th September as EY487A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ EY487 Perth Technical Issue.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 486, Etihad A7-BLJ operating EY487 Perth – Abu Dhabi was climbing through 20,000ft off the coast of Geraldton this evening when it turned back to Perth for a safe landing following a technical issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLN EY484 Mumbai Medical Diversion.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 569, Etihad A6-BLN, operating EY484 Abu Dhabi – Brisbane (depart Abu Dhabi 6th September) diverted via Mumbai in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLN Returns from Beirut.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLN departed Beirut early this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EY538 Beirut – Abu Dhabi as EY538A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLN Beirut Technical Issue.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 569, Etihad A6-BLN, operated EY535 Abu Dhabi – Beirut this morning, however the return EY538 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLC Returns from Singapore.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLC departed Singapore late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed EY473 Singapore – Abu Dhabi as EY473A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLP Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLP was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9011. The aircraft is the sixteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLC Singapore Technical Issue.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLC arrived into Singapore this morning as EY470 from Abu Dhabi (depart Abu Dhabi 19th July), however the return EY473 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLO Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 578, Etihad A6-BLO, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9011. The aircraft is the fifteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLD Returns from Zurich.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 18th June, Boeing 787-9 l/n 302, Etihad A6-BLD positioned Zurich – Abu Dhabi late tonight as EY15GD.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLD Zurich Technical Issue.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 302, Etihad A6-BLD, operated EY73 Abu Dhabi – Zurich in the early hours of this morning, however the return EY74 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLN Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 569, Etihad A6-BLN, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9011. The aircraft is the fourteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLM Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 561, Etihad A6-BLM, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9011. The aircraft is the thirteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLM Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLM was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9011. The aircraft is the thirteenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLE Returns from Singapore.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Boeing 787-9 l/n 305, Etihad A6-BLE, departed Singapore this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EY473 Singapore – Abu Dhabi as EY473A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Operates Manchester Extra.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLB operated an additional Abu Dhabi – Manchester sector as EY8017 early this afternoon carrying Manchester City Football Club. The aircraft then positioned back to Abu Dhabi as EY8018.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLL Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 530, Etihad A6-BLL was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9011. The aircraft is the twelfth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 229, Etihad A6-BLA, positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of  training circuits from Al Ain as EY9104 – EY9112 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLK Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLK was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9010. The aircraft is the eleventh Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLE Returns from Singapore.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 8th December, Boeing 787-9 l/n 305, Etihad A6-BLE positioned Singapore – Abu Dhabi in the early hours of this morning as EY473A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLJ Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLJ was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9010. The aircraft is the tenth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLI Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLI was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9008. The aircraft is the ninth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Bangor, Maine Technical Diversion.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 253, Etihad A6-BLB, operating EY131 Abu Dhabi – Washington made several circuits near the coast of Norway this afternoon due to a technical issue then continued its trans-Atlantic crossing but diverted to Bangor, Maine for attention. The aircraft then continued Bangor – Washington.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLH Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLH was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9007. The aircraft is the eighth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLG Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLG was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9006. The aircraft is the seventh Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLF Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 416, Etihad A6-BLF, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this morning as EY9003. The aircraft is the sixth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 28J/271Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLC EY485 Darwin Medical Diversion.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 286, Etihad A6-BLC, operating EY485 Brisbane – Abu Dhabi (depart Brisbane 31st December 2015) was close to Broome in the early hours of this morning when it diverted via Darwin due to a medical emergency on board.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLC Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLC was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this afternoon as EY9008. The aircraft is the fifth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Al Ain Training Mission.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLB positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain late tonight as EY9100 to operate training circuits overnight as EY9101 – EY9108. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabu as EY9109.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLE Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 305, Etihad A6-BLE, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this evening as EY9007. The aircraft is the fourth Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLD Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 302, Etihad A6-BLD, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this evening as EY9006. The aircraft is the third Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Operates Direct Brisbane Inaugural.

Boeing 787-9 A6-BLB l/n 253, Etihad A6-BLB, operated the inaugural direct EY484/EY485 Abu Dhabi – Brisbane rotation today. This service replaces the previous Abu Dhabi – Singapore – Brisbane A330 service.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Returns from Dusseldorf.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Boeing 787-9 l/n 253, Etihad A6-BLB, departed Dusseldorf early this morning operating yesterday’s delayed EY24 Dusseldorf – Abu Dhabi as EY24A.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLB Delivered.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLB was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this evening as EY9787. The aircraft is the second Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Enters Service.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 229, Etihad A6-BLA, entered service this morning operating EY23 Abu Dhabi – Dusseldorf. This was the inaugural Etihad Dreamliner service.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 229, Etihad A6-BLA, positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of  training circuits from Al Ain as EY9104 – EY9112 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9113.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of  training circuits from Al Ain as EY9104 – EY9112 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9113 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9112 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 229, Etihad A6-BLA, positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 this morning in order to operate training circuits as EY9101 – EY9106. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9107 before operating four Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi circuits, all as EY9108.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Flights.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9100 this morning to operate training circuits as EY9103 and EY9105. The aircraft then positioned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9107.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Al Ain Training Day.

Etihad Boeing 787-9 A6-BLA positioned Abu Dhabi – Al Ain as EY9110 this morning in order to operate a series of fourteen training circuits from Al Ain as EY9101 – EY9114 inclusive. The aircraft then posiitoned Al Ain – Abu Dhabi as EY9115.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLA Delivered.

Boeing 787-9 l/n 229, Etihad A6-BLA, was delivered Paine Field – Abu Dhabi this evening as EY9787. The aircraft is the first Boeing 787-9 for the airline. It is in 8F/28J/199Y configuration and wears Facets of Abu Dhabi livery.

Etihad Announce Direct Abu Dhabi – Brisbane Service.

Etihad today announced that it will introduce direct services on the Abu Dhabi – Brisbane route from 1st June 2015, eliminating the current stop in Singapore. On the same date Brisbane services will switch from A330-200 to Boeing 787-9 operation to the following schedule:

EY484 Abu Dhabi 2200 – Brisbane 1815
EY485 Brisbane 2150 – Abu Dhabi 0600+1.

Etihad Reveal B787 and A380 First & Business Class Products.

Etihad today revealed details of the First Class products to be features on their upcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

The Boeing 787 will feature a First Class suite with backward facing seats:

Etihad B787 First Class Suite

The A380 will feature nine First Class apartments:

Etihad A380 First Class Apartment

and one First Class Residence with bed and shower.

A Business Class product on both aircraft will feature backward facing aisle seats in a new configuration.

 

 

 

Etihad Places Major Boeing Order.

Etihad and Boeing today announced an order for 17 Boeing 777-9Xs, 8 Boeing 777-8Xs and purchase rights for a further 12 777Xs with the exact model to be determined later. Additionally the airline has ordered 30 Boeing 787-10s, which in addition to the 41 Boeing 787-9s it has on order will give Etihad the world’s largest Dreamliner fleet. Options and purchase rights were also taken for an additional 12 Boeing 787-10s. A single Boeing 777F was also ordered for Crystal Cargo with options on a further two aircraft.

Etihad Indicate Initial 787 Routes.

Etihad today indicated that the initial routes to be served by it’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from late 2014 will be from Abu Dhabi to Beijing, Delhi, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Nagoya. Initial deliveries will be in the Three Class layout although the airline has not specified whether this will be First, Business, Economy or Business, Premium Economy, Economy.