Emirates has signed a contract on a pioneering initiative, where its first retired A380 aircraft will be upcycled and recycled, dramatically reducing the environmental impact of the deconstruction process and drastically reducing landfill waste. The iconic 1st generation A380 onboard bar and other cabin features will be transformed into bespoke furniture, plus a range of aviation memorabilia and retail items which will be released for sale in the coming months
Increasingly, retired aircraft are flown to remote locations and left to languish after being stripped for parts. Traditional salvage and recycling projects focus on recovering only profitable components, thereby leaving behind a substantial portion of the aircraft and materials that go into landfill or sit idle indefinitely for years.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates airline said: “We are delighted to partner with Falcon Aircraft Recycling on this first-of-its-kind project. Through this initiative, our customers and fans can take home a piece of aviation history while saving valuable materials from landfill and contributing to a charitable cause through the Emirates Airline Foundation. It’s an elegant and fitting retirement solution for this iconic aircraft and our flagship.”
Here are some of its service highlights:
Delivered from Airbus’ Hamburg facility on: 28 July 2008
First commercial flight: Dubai-New York JFK on 01 August 2008
Last commercial flight: Singapore-Dubai on 08 March 2020
Total number of flights: 6,319
Airports visited: 62
Stay tuned for information on when the souvenirs become available for purchase.
The amphitheater in downtown Amman is the most magnificent remnant of Amman's Roman past. It was built around 170AD at the height of the Roman empire, when Amman was known as Philadelphia. The capacity is upwards of 6,000. Amphitheaters were the heart of Roman civic life. Citizens would gather there to watch plays and discuss politics. The Nymphaeum, an impressive Rom...
This charming castle surrounded by water is set in the middle of Holzhausenpark. Originally a castle with a moat when it was built in 1398, Holzhausen Castle was transformed into a Rococo palace in 1727. Today it is used for concerts, lectures and readings and is a great place to relax and enjoy park’s greenery. Address: Justinianstraße 5, Frankfurt am Main 60322 Phone: +49 69 5577...
The circuit was used to host four Spanish Grand Prix but after an accident in 1975, was never used for the Grand Prix again. ...
Famous during the 1940s and 50s, Brazil’s most famous singer may be forgotten in Hollywood but she is still revered here. The museum has recordings of her singing and photographs of her everywhere but the big attraction is the starlet’s iconic costumes and jewellery. Address: Facing Av Rui Barbosa 560, Flamengo Tel: 2551 2597 Opening Times: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5pm Saturday and...