Airline giant Emirates celebrated the 50th anniversary of its home country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a special livery jobs on its Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs.
The bespoke ‘Golden Jubilee’ wrap covered both sides of the aircraft fuselage, featuring the text ‘United Arab Emirates 50’ in both Arabic and English a striking golden colour.
The design was applied to number of Emirates aircraft, with each wrap taking, on average, three days and to 14 staff to install at the Emirates Engineering Aircraft Appearance Centre.
The fleet of aircraft wearing the UAE 50th anniversary liveries flew across the Emirates network, visiting destinations such as Los Angeles, London, Washington D.C, New York, Munich, Zurich, and Paris, helping spread the UAE’s Golden Jubilee messages around the globe.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the Emirates Airline & Group, said: “The Golden Jubilee themed aircraft are inspired by the vision, determination and passion of the UAE’s founding fathers and the incredible 50-year journey since they started to shape a nation that has captured the world’s imagination - from its rapid progress to become one of the most connected countries in the world, to being one of just a few nations to launch a space mission.
“The next 50 years will continue to be driven by the same ambitious spirit to build a better and sustainable future for humanity, and the UAE will lead the charge as it evolves its national capabilities, champions innovation, and strengthens its position as a progressive world leader across a spectrum of areas.”
Going into further detail on the wrap, the design utilised ‘Emirates’ in the original livery to complete the UAE’s name, with the aim of showcasing the airline’s pride at being a part of the nation’s journey since the business launched in 1985.
“The silhouette of the ‘50’ in the livery reveals dynamic yet graceful lines, illustrating the layers of the country’s storied history,” Emirates said. “The continuous swirls and curves demonstrate the vibrant characteristics and accomplishments of the UAE in the last 50 years, which has been continually pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, guided by a visionary leadership.”
The official ‘Year of the Fiftieth’ logo is also encircled in the ‘0’ of the ‘50’, adding an extra dimension to the special, anniversary piece.