In pictures: Emirates receives 100th A380 with HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan livery

The unique livery is the first time Emirates will feature a customised decal of a well-known public figure, marking the airline's first initiative for the 'Year of Zayed', which commences in 2018, coinciding with the centennial of the birth of the UAE's founding father.
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Emirates unveiled a special tribute to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the United Arab Emirates - bespoke livery on its 100th A380. From left to right: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Airline & Group, Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus , Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline , Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus and President Commercial Aircraft , HE Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany , Adel Al Redha, Emirates Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and John Leahy, Chief Commercial Officer – Customers – Commercial Aircraft of Airbus.
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Airbus and Emirates hope to come to terms of a new A380 deal by the time of the Dubai Air Show, which takes place later this month.
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Sheikh Ahmed said: “This is a tremendous moment for Emirates, for Airbus and for our many partners involved in the A380 programme.
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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.
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The airline receives on average 11 A380 deliveries per year, starting from its first aircraft in August 2008. In its 2016/17 financial year, Emirates received a record 19 new A380 aircraft.
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Emirates unveiled a special tribute to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates, with a bespoke livery for its 100th A380 carrying one of his most memorable images.
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Addressing VIP guests and media at the Hamburg event; (left to right)HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Airline & Group and Tom Enders, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus.
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To date over 85 million passengers have flown on the Emirates A380. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the A380 aircraft, flying this iconic double-decked jet to 48 cities on six continents on scheduled services.
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It also features the airline’s newly revamped Onboard Lounge and will be on display at the upcoming Dubai Air Show, entering service afterwards.
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The Emirates Airbus A380 infographic.