Models of success

The 787’s largest airline customer is now sporting one very large display outside of London’s Heathrow Airport. This week, Etihad Airways debuted three huge 787-9 Dreamliner models in the middle of a roundabout outside Terminal 4.

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Painted in Etihad’s livery, the models are 31 feet long and part of a new permanent installation developed by the airline and Boeing. It will greet more than 6 million passengers a year and showcase the 787 at one of the world’s busiest airports.

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Etihad takes delivery of its first 787 later this year. The airline has 41 787-9s and 30 787-10s on order.

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Chris Robshaw, captain of the England national rugby team and of the Etihad-sponsored Harlequins rugby team, took part in the unveiling of the 787 models.

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