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Etihad A340 conducts special fly-past

Abu Dhabi, May 21, 2012

Residents and holiday makers at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, were on Monday treated to a spectacular ultra low fly-past by national carrier Etihad Airways'  Airbus A340-600 which was taking part in promotional filming and photography, flying at 300 feet.

Dozens of on-lookers were thrilled at the rare sight of the wide-body aircraft flying across the pristine coast line of Saadiyat Island, said a statement from Etihad.

Etihad Airways worked closely with its colleagues at the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and other departments to ensure the smooth running of the promotion, it added.

Giorgio Evangelisti, the Etihad Airways’ chief A330 and A340 pilot who captained the flight, said it was a real privilege to take command for this unprecedented flight.

“I have operated aircraft fly-pasts before, at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but this occasion we flew much lower and I will treasure the memories forever,” he remarked.-TradeArabia News Service

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