KARACHI - Etihad Airways has welcomed Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to Abu Dhabi International Airport. It is the revolutionary composite aircraft’s first visit to the UAE capital. Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787 Project Pilot, Captain John Downey was at the controls throughout the 6,000 kilometre flight from Casablanca, Morocco, says a press release.Last December, Etihad Airways announced it was buying 10 more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, taking its total order to 41, valued at $9.3 billion, and making it the largest operator of the aircraft type in the world.  Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said:  “It’s a tremendous honour to welcome the 787 Dreamliner to Abu Dhabi.  It also marks the official countdown for us, as we prepare to introduce this magnificent aircraft into our fleet from 2014.