Etihad has revealed the new livery of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet in Seattle.
This rendering of a skyborne 787 provides a better glimpse of the asymmetrical livery from tip to tail, including some of the darker sections at the rear underbelly.
Watch a concept video of the Gulf carrier's new-look Dreamliner in flight:
Etihad has signed up for 41 of the Boeing 787-9 and 30 of the stretched 787-10.
It's the same modern design which appeared last week on the airline's first A380 aircraft at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany.
The elegant yet eye-catching livery will be applied across all of Etihad's fleet over the next three years.
Dubbed 'Facets of Abu Dhabi', it combines a colour palette representing the desert landscapes of the UAE with geometric patterns and shapes which take their inspiration from Abu Dhabi's modern architecture.
Just like Etihad's new cabins and interiors, it's a contemporary design which you'd expect more from a chic boutique hotel than an airline.
Etihad CEO James Hogan describes the new look as "a real divergence from the norms of traditional airline livery design".
Here's a short video on the new Etihad livery.
This modern make-over also picks up key colours – including copper, caramel, slate, sand and cream – featured in the UAE emblem of Etihad's current livery, as seen below in this early A380 promotional photo.
(In the new livery, the UAE national emblem has been relocated from the tail onto the fuselage next to the Etihad brand.)
Of course, those colour cues 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.
Australian travellers can catch Etihad's Airbus A380 from June 1 2015, when it graces Sydney's skies direct from Abu Dhabi.
Chris Chamberlin travelled to Hamburg as a guest of Etihad.
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