His Highness Sheikh Diab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Diwan of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Aviation Sector Development Committee in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, witnessed the arrival of the latest Etihad Airways aircraft, a Boeing 787 Greenliner designed for the “Etihad Greenliner Program” For environmentally friendly aviation research, ”which was launched from Boeing's headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina.
His Highness said that the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is making constructive efforts towards consolidating a diversified and sustainable economic system by creating pioneering and effective environmental solutions that push the wheel of comprehensive and sustainable development experienced by the emirate at all levels.
His Highness added: “The aviation sector is one of the main sectors that support the economic diversification policies pursued by our government, as Etihad Airways has become one of the national companies that enjoys a prominent position and a central link between East and West.” He praised His Highness the national talents that have registered their name in letters of gold. In leading this vital sector.
His Highness appreciated the relentless endeavors of national institutions in the areas of research and development that contribute to improving the environment, stressing that Abu Dhabi has become a global capital for pioneering and sustainable environmental solutions.
In turn, the Chairman of Etihad Aviation Group, Mohamed Mubarak Fadel Al Mazroui, said: “As one of the pioneers in the aviation sector, we have a responsibility to reduce the level of carbon emissions, and we are committed to providing solutions for a more sustainable future in the transportation sector for future generations. ».
It is noteworthy that the fuel used in the plane’s flight consists of 30% of the sustainable fuel, and this percentage is the largest amount used to operate the Boeing 787 in a delivery flight so far. The sustainable fuel used on the trip was refined from agricultural waste, which in previous experiments produced carbon dioxide 50% less than the fuel normally used.
It is noteworthy that he was led by the Vice President of Aviation Operations, Captain Suleiman Yaqoubi, and Captain Idris Moussaoui, who took charge of the first commercial flight for “Etihad Airways” in 2003, in addition to Captain Abdullah Saleh and Assistant First Pilot Muhammad Hosani.
This segment of Emirati pilots and engineers reflects the commitment of the national carrier to investing in the national staff and developing the aviation sector in the country.