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Emirates completes 'Year of Zayed' commemorative aircraft

Ten Emirates aircraft now circling the globe with the distinctive HH Sheikh Zayed livery

Emirates completes 'Year of Zayed' commemorative aircraft
Each bespoke decal covers an area of 480m² on the A380 and 312m² on the Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates has completed the application of the specially-designed ‘Year of Zayed’ livery on ten of its aircraft.

The tribute to the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was first unveiled in November 2017 on the fuselage of Emirates’ 100th A380 aircraft, and commemorates the 100th year of HH Sheikh Zayed’s birth.

Five Airbus A380s and five Boeing 777-300ERs with the ‘Year of Zayed’ livery have circled the globe on over 1,500 flights to date, and will continue to carry its message of inspiration from the UAE’s late founding father throughout 2018.

Each bespoke decal covers an area of 480m² on the A380 and 312m² on the Boeing 777-300ER. 

“His Highness Sheikh Zayed was a legendary leader, a true pioneer, and an inspirational figure," said Sheikh Ahmed, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline & Group.

"His legacy for sustainable development lives on in the spirit of the UAE. Emirates is proud to spread his universal message to global audiences in airports and cities around the globe.”

Since November 2017, the ten aircraft have travelled to 90 destinations across six continents including Rome, Sydney, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Accra.

Emirates staff at the Emirates Engineering Aircraft Appearance Centre spent a total of 119 days installing the decals.

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