Etihad’s new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, named Sustainability50, carries a unique livery in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the federation of the UAE and Etihad’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. It will join the airline’s industry-leading sustainability drive as part of a program aimed at decarbonizing aviation. Formed as a partnership between Etihad, Airbus and Rolls Royce in 2021, the Sustainability50 program will see Etihad’s A350s used as flying testbeds of new initiatives, procedures and technologies to reduce carbon emissions, building on the learnings derived from Etihad’s similar Greenliner program for the Boeing 787 aircraft type.
Etihad Airways has begun operation of its Airbus A350-1000, with an inaugural flight from the company’s Abu Dhabi hub to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport at the end of March 2022.
The first aircraft has been named Sustainability50, marking both the 50th anniversary of the federation of the UAE and Etihad’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The aircraft features Etihad’s newest cabin interior, which is inspired by Abu Dhabi and is both more efficient and sustainable in design. The A350 is filled with thoughtful design details providing exceptional comfort and enhanced privacy.
The airline’s new A350-1000s will be deployed on a number of short- to mid-range routes in 2022 Q2, including Mumbai and Delhi, before being introduced on ultra-long-haul operations to Chicago and New York from July.