Emirates celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft on Friday with a monumental tribute to His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the UAE and Father of the Nation, at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg.
The iconic 100th A 380 has the image of Sheikh Zayed on its bespoke livery in commemoration of the late leader’s 100th birth anniversary in 2018. Speaking to the media at a roundtable discussion at the Airbus delivery centre, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive, said the selection of the image and the special livery have been made by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“2018 is the “Year of Zayed”, marking 100 years since the birth of our country’s founding father and celebrating his legacy. Emirates is proud to pay its tribute to the man who has been instrumental to the UAE’s formation and development, at the milestone delivery of our 100th A380. More info
By Issac John /Dubai khaleejtimes.com