Emirates unveils aircraft with new Expo 2020 Dubai livery
Bangalore, 2 November 2017: Emirates has unveiled the first aircraft in its fleet with a new livery dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai. The decal was installed on A6-EPK, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, at the Emirates Engineering hangar.
The uniqueand striking livery is based on the Expo 2020 logo inspired by an ancient goldring excavated in Dubai and it underlines Emirates’ support for the vision ofExpo 2020 Dubai. Emirates is the Official Airline Partner of Expo 2020Dubai.
Emirateswill be installing three different decal designs to reflect the differentthemes of Expo 2020- namely opportunity, mobility and sustainability. The themeof the first decal installed was ‘mobility’ which also relates to Emirates’role as a connector of people, places and opportunities, as the airline linksover 150 destinations in 84 countries to, from, and via its hub in Dubai. Themain theme of Expo 2020 Dubai also revolves around ‘Connecting Minds, Creatingthe Future’.
His HighnessSheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, EmiratesAirline and Group said: “Expo 2020 Dubai will be an important platformfacilitating a global exchange of ideas, collaborations and partnerships acrossa range of industries and domains. Emirates is gearing up for this landmarkoccasion and championing the vision of ‘Connecting Minds and Creating theFuture’ through the new Expo 2020 decals that will be installed on ouraircraft.”
HerExcellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperationand Director General Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau said: “We are delighted to seeEmirates, our first Premier Partner, expressing its support for Expo in thisway. We are planning to host the first World Expo where the majority of ourvisitors will be travelling internationally. By carrying our logo across theworld on its aircraft, Emirates is playing an important role in helping uspromote that goal.”
Emirateswill dedicate a total of 40 aircraft from its fleet, both Airbus A380s andBoeing 777s, to be emblazoned with the dedicated Expo 2020 decals starting in2017 through to the end of Expo 2020 Dubai. In addition, all aircraft inEmirates’ fleet will also carry a new Expo 2020 nose decal.
The Expo2020 decal installed by the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre is one of thelargest decals to be applied on an Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft. It is also thefirst time that the surface area on top of the aircraft has been covered by adecal. The Expo decal applied on the Boeing 777 covers over 40% of the aircraftfuselage surface area. The design spans over 37.8 metres in length and 12metres in width. The decal was designed, printed and installed by Emirates’in-house graphic shop team. It took a team of 6 staff over 84 hours to completethe decal installation.
The EmiratesAircraft Appearance Centre has installed a number of eye-catching decals onEmirates’ aircraft over the years including the majestic ‘United for Wildlife’decals and a number of customised decals celebrating Emirates’ footballpartnerships and a global love for sports.