This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates and national carrier Emirates is marking this with some special liveries on its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
The first aircraft has just been painted.
The aircraft will be emblazoned with a bespoke ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ design, denoting the Golden anniversary of Emirates’ home and hub, the UAE. The new 50th themed decals wrap both sides of the aircraft fuselage in Arabic and English.
The first aircraft to wear the special livery is Airbus A380 A6-EVG, which flew to Frankfurt earlier this week to show off the scheme.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, commented on the 50th anniversary liveries: “The Golden Jubilee themed aircraft are inspired by the vision, determination and passion of the UAE’s founding fathers and the incredible 50-year journey since they started to shape a nation that has captured the world’s imagination – from its rapid progress to become one of the most connected countries in the world, to being one of just a few nations to launch a space mission. The next 50 years will continue to be driven by the same ambitious spirit to build a better and sustainable future for humanity, and the UAE will lead the charge as it evolves its national capabilities, champions innovation, and strengthens its position as a progressive world leader across a spectrum of areas.”
Over the course of the next month, more aircraft will be emblazoned with the special 50th livery. On average, it will take 3 days and up to 14 staff to install each decal at the Emirates Engineering Aircraft Appearance Centre.