Etihad Airways received a royal delegation at its aircraft display on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow 2017.
The airline is showcasing three aircraft at this year’s edition of the biannual event, including an Airbus A380, an Airbus A320 ‘flying testbed’ and an Embraer Phenom 100E from the Etihad Flight College (EFC).
Among the delegation was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and vice chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive Council, HH Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
CEO, Etihad Airways, Peter Baumgartner stated: “We were delighted to welcome royal guests who visited our aircraft on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow. We presented our ground-breaking interiors aboard the A380; innovation and technical excellence on our A320 testbed aircraft; and our Emirati cadets from the Etihad Flight College, whose engagement with visitors is a great source of national pride.”
Members of the Etihad Design Consortium gave the distinguished guests an informative tour of the aircraft, providing them with insight into the cabin development process.
Also exhibiting on the display apron is an F1 racing car promoting the forthcoming Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.