Emirates Welcomes 100th A380 To Its Fleet

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony, joined by Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus and President Airbus Commercial Aircraft, H.E. Ali Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany, Adhel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers – Commercial Aircraft. Emirates recently celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg.

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al- Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony.

He was joined at the event 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 said, “this is a tremendous moment for Emirates, for Airbus and for our many partners involved in the A380 programme. There is no doubt that the A380 has had a big positive impact on aerospace manufacturing and the broader aviation industry, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and stimulating innovation and new product development in many related areas such as ground handling, catering, airport facilities and cabin products, to name a few.”

Powered by Rolls-Royce engines, Emirates’ 100th A380 is configured in three cabin classes, with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business and 426 seats in Economy. It also features the airline’s newly revamped on-board lounge.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft, flying this iconic doubledecked jet to 48 cities on six continents on scheduled services.

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