Emirates has lifted the lid on the futuristic, interactive technologies and experiences in store for visitors at its Expo 2020 pavilion.
Emirates said it has been working with academics and its industry partners in aviation and aerospace to create informative and thought-provoking experiences on the future of aviation for all Expo 2020 Dubai visitors.
Emirates begun construction of its pavilion earlier this year. With the foundations completed, the airline is currently finalising the building’s steel structure, it said.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline & Group said: “The Emirates Expo 2020 Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation in 2071, exploring the outer boundaries of science and technology as we look forward to the next 50 years of air travel.
“The concepts we’re showcasing aim to inspire and inform visitors of the many revolutionary and sustainability-driven breakthroughs that the commercial aviation industry has achieved and continues to develop. The interactive experiences will allow visitors to experiment with advanced airframes, propulsion systems, futuristic fuselages, and ultramodern composite materials.
“Much like Expo 2020 Dubai itself, Emirates Pavilion visitors will leave with a sense that the spirit of creativity, innovation and technological progress will help us leap into a better future.”
Here are some of the experiences in store for visitors to the Emirates Pavilion:
A personalised journey
Each visitor beings their personalised journey by collecting a ‘seed’, a tactile sphere to unlock all of the experiences at the Emirates Pavilion. As they move through the site, visitors will interact with various installations covering different aspects of future aviation. These interactions will be captured on the ‘seed’ and stored for playback in the final experience to ensure that each visitor experience is unique.
The science of flight
Animations using holographic models of futuristic aircraft will bring to life aeronautical science and explain how aircraft achieve flight by visualising the physical properties of lift, thrust, gravity and drag. Visitors will be able to interact with the scientific narrative to demonstrate how the combination of low air pressure and wing shape creates lift, which when fused with the other elements enables flight.
By Sam Bridge