UAE Etihad Airlines has officially announced the release of its first NFT collection for sale under the name “EY-ZERO1”. On the Etihad website the airline announced that its collection is now on sale.

As per the website announcement, “Aviation enthusiasts now have the chance to own digital 3D aircraft models showcasing our ten special liveries across our Dreamliner fleet. Each NFT comes with immediate Etihad Guest Silver status as well as other benefits.”

The announcement goes on to list all the reasons for purchasing Etihad’s NFT collection. First is that the NFTs are a  unique piece of art in limited numbers, purchases will also have immediate Etihad Guest Silver status benefits as well as additional prizes for first time owners.

The EY-ZERO1 sale has started with a limited number of to 2003 collectibles, each NFT is priced at US$349 (+ local sales tax). The sale will close on 18 August 2022 at 2pm UTC with all remaining unsold NFTs eliminated from the collection.

The number 2003 symbolizes the year Etihad airlines was established. The collection features ten highly detailed 3D aircraft models, each one showcasing a unique Etihad Boeing 787 Dreamliner livery, including the Greenliner and the iconic Manchester City-themed aircraft.

By purchasing EY-ZERO1 collectibles, owners will also be directly helping Etihad in its journey to increase its uptake of sustainable aviation fuel. All profits from this collection will go directly to fund the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel in 2022.

The NFT collection has been designed to be as efficient as possible. EY-ZERO1 is set to be minted on the energy-efficient Polygon blockchain. Etihad also partnered with blockchain firm to track the CO2 emissions of the NFTs, and offsetting the entire carbon footprint of the project through