Emirates has unveiled a stunning A380 livery dedicated to spreading the word about Dubai Expo 2020 around the world.

The bright blue aircraft livery, with large-scale graphics in vivid green, orange, pink, purple, and red is a bold change from the airline’s conventional white and gold paint scheme.

Interlaced with the iconic ring-shaped Expo 2020 Dubai logo, the pattern runs throughout the fuselage and all the way up to the tail and fin.

Both sides of the fuselage have special ‘Dubai Expo’ and ‘Be Part of the Magic’ slogans.

The Expo 2020 Dubai inscriptions and dates are also displayed on the engine cowls.

The Emirates red belly marking has been replaced by the opportunity-themed orange ‘Dubai Expo’ branding, which can only be seen when the plane is flying overhead.

Emirates’ teams created, painted, produced, and installed the livery in-house.

It’s not just a decal, but a complete paint job, and it’s by far the largest effort the airline has ever undertaken.

A6EEU, the aircraft chosen for the livery, had all of its paint stripped.

Following that, eleven colours were carefully and painstakingly applied to the aeroplane.

The numerous colours were applied using a “wild spray method,” electrostatic spray guns, and traditional cup guns, with more than 2,500 square metres of tracing and masking material employed.

The image of the Emirates cabin staff holding the message boards near to the aircraft’s exits, as well as decals on the engine cowls, were then applied.

It took 16 days and 4,379 man-hours to paint the livery design and affix the decals.

Emirates has a long history of showing innovative liveries on its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleets, with the airline’s staff creating up to 50 unique designs and 100 liveries in the previous five years alone.

Special liveries have helped pay tribute to the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and carry on his legacy; bring sports fans closer to their favourite clubs, players, and global tournaments; spread the UAE’s message of tolerance and multiculturalism; raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade, and much more.

Travelers, plane-spotters, and the general public have been looking to the sky for inspiration thanks to the unique work done on the liveries.

– India’s new age travel digital media


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