We've already had a sneak peak at the dramatic new livery for Etihad Airways' Airbus A380 – now it's the turn of the Gulf carrier's Boeing 787.
This photo snapped by Matt Cawby and shared on his Flickr photostream shows what's believed to be Etihad's first Boeing 787-9 on the assembly line.
The tail features the same modern make-over as Etihad's A380 superjumbo, first seen at the Airbus facility in Toulouse courtesy of Flickr user A380_TLS_A350.
Etihad's social media team has also teased the 'special edition' livery...
... which draws its inspiration from the unique Residence and Apartment first class suites nestled inside the superjumbo.
The eye-catching design combines geometric patterns with key colours – including copper, caramel, slate, sand and cream – featuring in the UAE emblem of Etihad's standard livery, as seen below in this early A380 promotional photo.
Of course, these also pick up the rich interior colour scheme of The Residence and The Apartments, the lush first class suites of the Airbus A380.
Naturally, those same tones are repeated in the Boeing 787's bespoke First Suites.
So what's our take on the new livery?
Just like Etihad's Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 cabins and interiors, it's a contemporary design which you'd expect more from a chic boutique hotel than an airline.
The only question now is, will this livery be restricted to the superjumbos and Dreamliners or will Etihad roll it out across its entire fleet in a bold bit of rebranding?
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