The first plane to undergo the application was Emirates’ one-hundredth Airbus A380 aircraft.
Now, four more Airbus A380s and five Boeing B777-300ERs have been fitted with a Year of Zayed livery. Each bespoke decal covers an area of 480 m² on the A380 and 312 m² on the Boeing B777-300ER.
Dedicated Emirates staff at the Emirates Engineering Aircraft Appearance Centre spent a total of 119 days installing the decals.
“H.H. Sheikh Zayed was a legendary leader, a true pioneer, and an inspirational figure. His legacy for sustainable development lives on in the spirit of the UAE. Emirates is proud to spread his universal message to global audiences in airports and cities around the globe,” commented, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, group CEO, Emirates.