Emirates invites 100th A380 to its fleet
By Staff|Updated: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Dubai: Emirates today commemorates the turning point shipment of its 100th Airbus A380 airplane at an unique event with Airbus at the producer’s shipment centre in Hamburg.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the event. He was signed up with at the occasion by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer; Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director – Customer and Services; His Excellency Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany and Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
Sheikh Ahmed stated: “This is a remarkable minute for Emirates, for Airbus and for our lots of partners associated with the A380 program.
There is no doubt that the A380 has actually had a huge favorable influence on aerospace production and the more comprehensive air travel market, supporting numerous countless tasks and promoting development and brand-new item advancement in numerous associated locations such as ground handling, catering, airport centers and cabin items, among others.
” Importantly, the A380 likewise brought the flying experience for our consumers to the next level. The airplane itself is a masterpiece of engineering.
It is the world’s biggest industrial guest jet however it is effective and peaceful and at Emirates we’ve used the onboard property to redefine the believing around inflight items and experience. Our flight team love to fly it and our consumers enjoy to fly in it.
” For Emirates, the A380 has actually been a success. We’ve had the ability to use it at slot-constrained airports, along with at local and ‘secondary’ airports where we have actually grown traveler need.
Each time we release an A380 onto a path, it usually promotes additional traffic and need as tourists are drawn in by our flagship A380 experience. We stay dedicated to the program and will work carefully with Airbus and our partners to constantly boost our A380 item as we expect getting our staying 42 airplane on order.”
” We are very happy with our enduring relationship with Emirates– a collaboration that has actually been important to the A380 program,” stated Tom Enders. “It provides tremendous complete satisfaction for everybody at Airbus that such a visionary airline has actually thought in the A380 from the start and picked it as its flagship and the foundation of its operations. And, obviously, it is constantly interesting to hear favorable feedback from our consumers and passengers about the airplane, while associating it with Dubai’s success as the world’s most vibrant air transportation center.”
Dominic Horwood stated: “We wish to praise Emirates on this special celebration. We are really happy to be powering their 100th Airbus A380 and eagerly anticipate structure on our strong relationship in years to come.”
Powered by Rolls-Royce engines, Emirates’ 100th A380 is set up in 3 cabin classes, with 14 personal suites in First class, 76 seats in Business and 426 seats in Economy.
It likewise includes the airline’s freshly revamped Onboard Lounge. It will be on display screen at the upcoming Dubai Air Show and will get in service later on.
Year of Zayed homage
Contributing to the events, Emirates revealed an unique homage to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, establishing father of the United Arab Emirates, with bespoke livery for its 100th A380.
Sheikh Ahmed stated: “2018 is the “Year of Zayed”, marking 100 years because the birth of our nation’s starting father and commemorating his tradition.
Emirates is happy to introduce our homage to the male who has actually contributed to the UAE’s development and advancement, at the turning point shipment of our 100th A380.”
” Just as the A380 has actually broken brand-new ground in many concerns, Sheikh Zayed was a real leader and visionary. Bringing his message of motivation, bold and decision to the world as we fly the A380 around the world, is an apt method to commemorate his incredible tradition.”
Favorable effect aerospace and air travel
The Emirates A380 program produces and supports producing tasks throughout the worldwide airplane production supply chain. Jet approximates that Emirates’ A380 orders alone support 41,000 direct, induced and indirect tasks in Europe, consisting of some 14,500 in Germany alone.
These are high-skilled tasks and effect a high-value supply chain, producing a considerable multiplier result in the nations where Airbus has airplane production centers.
The approximated Europe-wide effect of Emirates’ A380 financial investment totals up to EUR3.4 billion in GDP in 2013/14. In Germany and France the GDP effect is EUR1.2 billion for each nation. *.
In April 2015, Emirates signed a historical EUR8.7 billion handle Rolls-Royce for Trent 900 engines and a long-lasting overall care plan.
The engines will power 50 Airbus A380s which started getting in service in 2016.
The offer, which is the biggest ever for Rolls-Royce and among the biggest ever export orders for a UK-based business, became part of Emirates’ continuous financial investment in the UK and Europe.
Setting brand-new requirements for flying experience.
The intro of Emirates’ very first A380 in 2008 set brand-new requirements for client experience, presenting numerous market firsts consisting of the Onboard Lounge, Shower Spas, totally free wi-fi and advanced inflight home entertainment systems in all classes, along with lots of other functions.
Emirates constantly invests to improve its A380 item, guaranteeing its clients delight in the very best possible experience. To this day over 85 million passengers have actually flown on the Emirates A380.
The airline has actually carried out many enhancements on board its A380 fleet because 2008, varying from subtle updates such as the addition of in-seat USB ports and intro of electrical window blinds, to more significant upgrades such as moving overhead baggage bins to offer a more large cabin, setting up larger and much better inflight home entertainment systems and a freshly revamped Onboard Lounge.
Emirates’ A380 operations.
Emirates is the world’s biggest operator of the A380 airplane, flying this renowned double-decked jet to 48 cities on 6 continents on set up services. Consisting of one-off flights, unique celebratory services, test flights and other functional implementations, over 70 airports to this day have actually invited the Emirates A380.
The airline gets usually 11 A380 shipments annually, beginning with its very first airplane in August 2008. In its 2016/17 fiscal year, Emirates got a record 19 brand-new A380 airplane.
In Dubai, Emirates runs the world’s biggest A380 center with a whole purpose-built concourse devoted to A380 operations.
The US$ 3.3 billion center was a financial investment to use tourists unmatched benefit and convenience with direct boarding to the A380 airplane from the First and Business class lounges and facilities consisting of responsibility complimentary stores, day spas, a variety of dining choices and more.
Emirates has 1,500 flight deck team and over 23,000 cabin team specifically trained to run its A380 fleet.