Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi) has 10 new Airbus A380-800s on order. The airline is intending to introduce a new special livery (or a new color scheme for the fleet?) with the first delivery. The company has not yet unveiled this special design but we now have a clue. Today in Toulouse this Airbus A380 took to the skies.
Copyright Photo: Eurospot/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A380-861 F-WWAB (msn 170) wears this temporary registration until the first A380 is handed over in December.
The same special livery will be used on their new 787’s as well Bruce
Take a look on kpae.blogspot.com
Thanks Oliver. It is probably a new brand and look for the company.
No problem Bruce, I’m a regular spotter of that blog; as I am of this masterpiece you have here. It could be. Or it could be like what China Southern did with their Dreamliners, or what Malaysia Airlines did wit their A380’s. They’ll become the first airline to introduce a special livery just for the two of them. However I wouldn’t be surprised if this was yet another airline refreshing their look.
Be back tomorrow
Thanks Oliver. Right now it is a mystery.
Looks like modern military camouflage to me.
There is a B787 in the PAE facility with same tail.
The company did say they would introduce a new livery company wide in October, back in March. The tail colour has been public since June when it was shipped to Toulouse. I understand it represent the desert, cultures and colour of the country, along with being less of an obviously state owned look to the whole airline, trying to make it seem less national and widen it’s international appeal.
Thank you for this information and update. All the best.
First A380 for EY is MSN 166, it’s painting in Hamburg right now. New livery is for all A380 and B787 for EY. The frame in your pic, is MSN 170, the second A380 for EY. There are mistakes in your article.
Thank you Juan for the corrections.
All the best.