HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, recently toured the Airbus Plant in Hamburg, Germany.
He was accompanied by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Emirates Group, and Khalifa Saeed Soliman, Director General of the Dubai Protocol, said a report in WAM.
Sheikh Mohammed was given an inside look into the manufacturing of the A380, which is largely operated by Dubai-based Emirates, as well as the installing and executing the state-of-the-art interiors and painting of the aircraft with the colors of Emirates.
Emirates fleet now includes 96 A380s and is expected to reach 100 by November this year. In 2025, the number of A380 planes at Emirates is set to reach 142 as part of the bilateral agreement between the two companies, which will make Emirates the world’s first to own this large number of the jumbo plane.
“I’m delighted with my visit to the Airbus plant in Hamburg after my first visit to the A380 Airbus plant in Toulouse in the 1990s. During that time I was briefed on the mechanism of work at the plant’s different departments and technologies used in the aviation industry which helps shorten distances between the peoples of the universe and brings closer world cultures, helping in inculcating principles of human, cultural, tourist and trade continuity and co-existence between peace-loving people,” H.H. Sheikh Mohammed said.