6,000th Airbus plane to Emirates

The aircraft is Emirates' eighth A380. (GETTY IMAGES)

Airframe manufacturer Airbus recently handed over its 6,000th aircraft to Emirates airline. The aircraft, an A380, was handed over to the carrier in Hamburg. The aircraft is Emirates' eighth A380.

Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice-President, Emirates' Engineering and Operations, said: "The A380 represents the future of air travel and our strength and determination to drive forward, alongside Airbus, to meet our ambitious expansion plans and traffic demand. If a powerful demonstration of the resilience of the aviation industry was required, today has provided that."

Al Redha said: "We now have 55 Airbus aircraft in our current fleet and a further 121 on order, worth more than Dh132bn."

Today's delivery is our 25th A380 so far, and the 6,000th Airbus produced in our 40-year history. It is significant that it is both an A380 and for Emirates," said Tom Enders, Airbus CEO.

 

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