From the accident photos, I assume that the front section was damaged beyond repair. The middle section is said to have become a cabin trainer. I believe that when the Emirates A345 (A6-ERG) had its accident in MEL, it was flown to TLS where the rear section from the Etihad A346 (F-WWCJ), that was (relatively) undamaged, got installed.
Air New Zealand; first to commercially fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
NWAROOSTER From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1081 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
Quoting trav110 (Reply 6):
Was it ever established who took responsibility for the accident? Wondering if Airbus or the airline's insurance company had to take the hit.
The responsible party would be Airbus as I assuming that aircraft had NOT been delivered to Etihad, so Airbus still owned the aircraft. Airbus had to be giving Eithad some pre delivery instructions or preforming requested tests as requested by Etihad.
Airbus had to be the responsible party.