VIDEO: Watch an A380 aircraft being assembled, piece by piece...
Etihad unveils a new livery on its first A380... along with two cool timelapse videos of the aircraft's assembly and painting.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today unveiled the new livery design that will be introduced across its fleet.
The new livery was unveiled as Etihad Airways’ first A380 rolled-out of the paint hangar at the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg, Germany.
Just as impressive is the video of the aircraft being assembled:
And another of the A380 being spray-painted:
Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi.
The design pattern is also a key feature of the new cabin interiors being introduced on Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft, and is being rolled out across the airline’s corporate branding – from advertising to brochures to premium lounges.
Etihad Airways’ first Airbus A380 will operate on flights between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow from December 27th, 2014.
The airline flies daily from Dublin to Abu Dhabi.