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Mohammed bin Rashid tours Airbus Plant in Hamburg


In a recent development reported on WAM, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the Airbus Plant in Hamburg.

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed’s four-stop tour of the factory premises started in the department dedicated to the assembly of basic components of the short- and mid-range A320 commercial aircraft. The Hamburg plant is specialised in manufacturing this type of planes along with double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner A380.

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed, was accompanied during the tour with H. H. 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.

H. H. Sheikh Mohammed was shown around parts of the structure of Airbus dedicated to Emirates, the world’s first company to acquire 40% of Airbus A380’s production. H. H. Sheikh Mohammed was also posted during the third stop on process of installing and executing interiors of the jumbo plane.

In the fourth stop, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed got a first-hand experience of the mechanism of work followed by the company’s specialists in painting the aircraft with colors of Emirates. The airline Group currently has a fleet which includes 96 A380s, and is expected to reach 100 by November this year. In 2025, number of A380 planes at Emirates is set to reach 142 as part of the bilateral agreement between the two companies.