A little bonus: Etihad 787-9 "Choose China" | Munich, February 28, 2020

Welcome back!

What? Another topic? Well, yes, but just a very quick today. After my last exam today [Celebration sounds from airport editors waiting for a review] I took another small trip to the airport for a special livery. Once again, weather was kind of a lottery so only a few planes actually landed in proper light, hence a very quick topic to start into the weekend.

The star of the day, as mentioned in the title, was Etihad’s 787-9 Dreamliner wearing the ADNOC “Choose China” livery.

Shortly after, Saudia’s A320 wearing the SkyTeam livery arrived.

And to close the topic, here are two planes you would usually not see me taking pics of in Munich since they aren’t anywhere near rare but due to the nice light conditions the small gaps in the clouds provided I took a few pics of these as well, Helvetic’s E190 and Lufthansa’s A320 in old colors:

My Equipment:

Canon EOS 80D
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM (99% of pics)
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (for the 1% of the cases where I need a wide angle lens)

You can follow me on twitter and Instagram to get more shots on a daily basis. Also, keep your eyes open on Flightradar24 where you might see some of my recent shots.



My spotting topics on the IFC (sorted by years since this is slowly getting endless)


Spring Spotting 1
Spring Spotting 2 with Lorenzo
Spring Spotting 3 (feat. Hekla Aurora)
August spotting with some sunrise shots
September 30 with quite some special liveries and bizjets
Spotting in Zurich on the way to Cosford
Spotting Laura and more in Birmingham
Spotting in fog with a sunny end


Special planes at Munich - Munich Security Conference feat. E-4B
Valentine’s Spotting 2019 - Civil Traffic around the Munich Security Conference
Retro Time - British Airways BEA A319
First weekend in Innsbruck - Charter Flights in the Alps
Second Innsbruck Spotting Weekend
Bringing Israeli soldiers to Munich - El Al 747
Another visit of ElAl’s queen - El Al 747
Spotting in the Morning Sun - South African Special Livery A340-300
A full day of Spotting
London Calling - Spotting at MUC and LCY on the way to London
London Heathrow Evening Spotting Before the Meetup
London Heathrow Meetup Spotting
Last Day at Heathrow: Landor, Negus and more
Government Jets and New Perspectives at Munich Airport
One Day Spotting Trip to Frankfurt Airport
Spotting Trip to Berlin
A lot of Specials at Munich
Quick after work spotting for a private A340
Another Sunny Spotting Day in Fall
Spotting with a Female closer than 5 miles, so definitely click even though she’s in none of the Pics!!!
Day and Night Shots at Munich
Deicing and more
Condor’s new colors and a big chopper
Stunning Condensations and a Royal 747
Azimuth Superjet and more for the last topic in a decade


Birthday Spotting
The Final EXPO A380
Special Cargos in the Evening
Zurich’s Airline Traffic during the WEF week
Air Force One Ramp Tour
Air Force One arriving in Zurich
Heavy Contrasts for Air Malta’s Retro Jet
First two days of SiKo - Kuwait A340, Russia Il96
SiKo Saturday with amazing sunset shots

TL;DR service for @dush19: Actually, I can’t be bothered to continue this any longer but: Planes, Planes, Planes.
@MrMrMan: Look, something new to quote again! You’ll end up in a burnout very soon I fear…
@Marc you’re welcome 😉


Ohh the Helvetic Embrear ! Nice shot it flew over my home several times in the last weeks :)

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Another one???

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Nice 787 pic! I was able to catch the New York livery at IAD.


Should I mention that I still have pics for another topic? 😂 I initially planned to go to Salzburg tomorrow but canceled that spontaneously, that would have meant a whole load of even more pics 😂

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Like always nice pics! Love all the “choose ____” liveries Etihad are making.

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They are really amazing indeed! I think the China livery fits the Etihad livery especially well

Late to the party, but great pictures!
Is it wrong to have the Helvetic and LH ones as a favourite?

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Considering I don’t post them too often I’m going to allow that this time ;)

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@system, is everything okay at home?


I love the Etihad Dreamliner livery! Wonderful photos. You did a great job capturing these airplanes. 10/10.