Ruler of Dubai visits Airbus in Hamburg
Vice-President, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the Airbus facilities in Hamburg, Germany.
The visit, which was accompanied by the Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, included a tour of the A320 and A380 Final Assembly Lines.
By employing nearly 15,000 staff, Airbus facilities in Hamburg play a key role in the development and production of all Airbus programmes. Hamburg hosts the programme-management of the A320 Family, manufacturing of structural components for the A320 Family as well as final assembly of the A320 Family are done in Hamburg.
More than 50% of the company’s yearly single-aisle production is delivered from Hamburg to customers all over the world. The site plays also a key role in the A380 programme: The structural assembly and the equipping of the forward and complete rear fuselage sections are located here as well as the paint shops.
Final acceptance and delivery of A380s for customers in Europe and the Middle East takes place in the northern German city. Hamburg also plays a key role in the A330 and A350 XWB programmes: The forward and the rear fuselage sections are manufactured and equipped here.
In addition, Hamburg is the site of Cabin Definition Centre in which customers define and select their choices of aircraft interior.
Hamburg is the site where A380 jetliners are fitted with their cabin interiors and painted for final delivery.
Over the past three decades, Airbus has received orders for over 500 aircraft from its customers in the United Arab Emirates.
To date, there have been more than 300 Airbus aircraft delivered to our customers in the UAE, most of which have been made to Air Arabia, Emirates and Etihad Airways.
Moreover, Airbus is due to deliver nearly 150 additional aircraft to these airlines based in the UAE, over the coming years.
Figures include companies based in the United Arab Emirates
Deliveries include leased aircraft