Emirates to showcase full family of commercial and trainers at Dubai Air Show

Tailplane of Emirates aircraft.
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Dubai is set to witness an aviation spectacle like never before, and Emirates will be strongly represented at next week’s Dubai Air Show.

In a display of innovation and excellence, Emirates will showcase its full family of aircraft, featuring the airline’s latest retrofitted A380, and the game-changing Boeing 777-300ER.

In addition to the commercial airliners, training aircraft like the Diamond DA42-VI and Cirrus SR 22 utilized by the prestigious Emirates Flight Training Academy will also be on display.

Emirates’ Retrofitted A380

Among the star attractions is the A380, one of the first 10 units to undergo a complete makeover as part of Emirates’ ongoing $2 billion retrofit program.

This marvel in aviation will boast the airline’s much-loved Premium Economy Class cabin, alongside refreshed interiors and enhancements across all cabins.


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The attention to detail and commitment to passenger comfort make this A380 a true icon in the skies.

Boeing 777-300ER: A Game-Changer

Joining the A380 is the Boeing 777-300ER, showcasing Emirates’ newest signature livery. This aircraft has been a game-changer in the aviation industry, known for its efficiency and passenger-friendly features.

From the latest in-flight entertainment systems to spacious cabins, the Boeing 777-300ER is a testament to Emirates’ dedication to providing an unparalleled travel experience.

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Emirates Flight Training Academy

The Emirates Flight Training Academy, a beacon of excellence in pilot training, will proudly display its newest additions – the Diamond DA42-VI and the Cirrus SR 22.

These state-of-the-art training aircraft, coupled with the expertise of the academy’s instructors, underscore Emirates’ commitment to meeting the global aviation industry’s demand for skilled commercial pilots.

Visitors can engage with the instructors, gaining insights into the world-class training programs that set the academy apart. Emirates also goes beyond the skies, offering visitors a unique insight into its employee experience.

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From gamified environments inside Emirates aircraft, simulating future experiences in cabin crew training, to an exclusive preview of the revamped onboarding process for future Emirates Group employees – the airline is at the forefront of innovation in learning and service skills development.

Emirates Official Store

For aviation enthusiasts, the Emirates Official Store at the exhibition stand is a must-visit. The store will offer a range of aircraft models and other aviation and travel merchandise.

Notably, the Airbus A350 die-cast aircraft model will be available for the first time as a Dubai Air Show exclusive, allowing enthusiasts to take home a piece of aviation history.

Future Customer Journey

Emirates is not just showcasing aircraft; it is unveiling the future of air travel. The Emirates Future Customer Journey, displayed on a special stand, introduces an enhanced barrier-free airport experience.

Enabled by advanced biometrics in collaboration with Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigner Affairs (GDRFA) and Dubai Airport, this initiative sets new standards for seamless and secure travel.

Dubai Air Show Aerial Display

The airline will open the flying display of the first afternoon with a grand flypast featuring the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777, both adorned in the airline’s latest livery.

This spectacle will be joined by partner UAE commercial airlines, followed by the UAE’s air-display team, Al Fursan. It promises to be an aerial spectacle, celebrating the spirit of aviation.

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