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Emirates is coming to Orlando

Emirates (Dubai) has announced it is commencing a daily service to Orlando, Florida from September 1, 2015. The route will be served by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft with eight First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats.

Emirates flight EK 219 will depart Dubai International Terminal 3 (DXB) at 03:50 hours local time and arrive at Orlando International Airport (MCO) Terminal B at 11.40 hours local time, a flying time of 15 hours 50 minutes. The return flight, EK 220 will depart Orlando International at 14:20 hours and arrive into Dubai at 12:30 the following day, a 14 hours 10 minutes flight.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Emirates Airline Boeing 777-21H LR A6-EWI (msn 35589) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Emirates to fly daily to Denpasar, Bali

Emirates (Dubai) has announced that it will launch a new daily service to the island of Bali in Indonesia, from June 3, 2015.

Bali will be Emirates’ 148th global destination, adding to the airline’s route network in the Asia Pacific region which currently spans 23 destinations in 13 countries. The nonstop service between Dubai and Bali will be operated by a Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft in a two-class configuration.

Emirates’ new daily flight to Bali will depart Dubai as flight EK 398 at 0820 and arrive at Bali’s Denpasar International Airport at 2140 the same day. The return flight, EK 399, will depart at 2340 and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 0500 the next day.

Emirates commenced services to Indonesia in 1992 with three flights per week via Singapore and Colombo, and since March 2013, the airline has been operating three nonstop flights daily from Jakarta to Dubai with a Boeing 777 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-36N ER A6-EBJ (msn 32787) approaches the runway at London (Heathrow).

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Flydubai to add five more destinations in Iran

Flydubai (marketed as flydubai) (subsidiary of Emirates) (Dubai) has announced the launch of flights to Ahwaz, Hamadan, Esfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz in Iran. The announcement will see flydubai’s Iranian network grow to seven points, adding to the launch of flights to Tehran and Mashhad in 2014. Flights to Shiraz, Esfahan and Ahwaz will commence on March 8, 11 and 14 respectively. Hamadan and Tabriz will join the flydubai network on March 16.

Copyright Photo: Brandon Farris/AirlinersGallery.com. Brand-new Boeing 737-8KN A6-FEU (msn 40273) taxies to the runway at Boeing Field (King County) in Seattle.

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Emirates explains the art of applying special aircraft decals

Emirates World Expo 2020 installation (Emirates)(LR)

Emirates (Dubai) averages the installation of more than three aircraft per week for special decals. The airline explains the process:

It was a busy year for the team at Emirates’ Aircraft Appearance Centre, who successfully completed more than three aircraft decal installations in an average week, bringing the total number of installations to 157 in 2014.

When a new aircraft arrives to join Emirates’ fleet, the team at the Aircraft Appearance Centre get busy working on the aircraft for decal installations, such as the “World Expo 2020 – Dubai Host City” logo (above and below) which is proudly emblazoned on all of Emirates’ 58 A380 aircraft.

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The largest decal ever installed, was the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ logo, measuring 21 by 9 meters (below).

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A team of 14 are specialized in the installation of decals on aircraft at Emirates’ Aircraft Appearance Centre. The in-house decal production facility is approximately 250 square meters in size and has the capability to print and install decals like the World Expo 2020 logo, in less than four hours with a team of two people. Larger and more complex decals could take up to 24 hours to print and install.

“It’s a fairly detailed process,” says Naveed Khan, Manager of the Aircraft Appearance Centre, when asked about how decals are made and then installed on an aircraft.

“In terms of the fabrication phase, we first receive the master design from the Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand department. We then convert it into a working document and then match the colours in the master design to the print output by testing different combinations of colours. The graphic is then broken down into various parts or tiles according to the print media being used. Finally, it is printed, laminated and cut to size.”

“When it comes to the actual installation, we prepare the area, take the necessary reference points on the fuselage, temporarily lay down the decal and then affix it, piece by piece, to the aircraft. Decals which are installed for longer periods of time are also scratch guarded and a clear coat is applied to prevent any erosion.”

Emirates’ in-house decal installation facility means that the paint shop team no longer need to source decals from third parties, resulting in significant cost and time savings, as well as the ability for last minute revisions to be made the decals, and ensuring a perfect fit on the aircraft fuselage.

“Aircraft decals are a bit like temporary tattoos. We wear them proudly on our fleet to tell a story, and celebrate Emirates’ association with key global events and activities that touch and inspire our customers and people around the world,” said Keith Carter, Vice President, Overhaul Workshops, Emirates Engineering.

Emirates first began putting decals on its aircraft 13 years ago to promote the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises. The airline is a long-time sponsor of both these key calendar events in Dubai.

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Emirates has also created and installed aircraft decals for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ (above), its sponsorship of Real Madrid C.F. and Paris Saint Germain and even installed a one-off decal celebrating Mauritius’ 45th anniversary of independence during the first commercial A380 flight to the country in 2013.

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Currently, in addition to the “World Expo 2020 – Dubai Host City” logo, Emirates also has 10 A380 aircraft emblazoned with the ICC Cricket World Cup logo (above) flying across the globe, spreading the excitement for the sport and reaching out to passionate cricket fans across the world.

Above Copyright Photo: Greenwing/AirlinersGallery.com. The 1000th 777 special logo.

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Video: Emirates. Description: Emirates airline is a proud Premier Partner of the World Expo 2020 to be held in Dubai. Watch one of the many ways we are supporting this prestigious event – by having a special Expo 2020 Dubai decal on our entire fleet of Airbus A380s, which is also the world’s largest fleet of A380s. At Emirates, we share the passion for connecting people around the world to share ideas, cultures and experiences and we’re excited at this fantastic opportunity to show the world what an innovative and dynamic city Dubai is.

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Emirates to hire 11,000 new employees in 2015

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Emirates Group, comprising Emirates Airline (Dubai) and dnata, plans to hire over 11,000 new staff in the coming year across its business, in line with its projected growth across six continents.

This would increase its staff size by six percent by March 2016. Approximately half of the new recruits will comprise Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates Airline. As the airline gears up to receive over 20 new aircraft this year, it is also actively recruiting talent in areas such as Flight Operations, Engineering, Airport Services and Corporate functions.

In 2014, Emirates received nearly 483,944 online applications for over 2,000 jobs, from over 227 countries. It also receives an average of 1,500 career-related enquiries each month on its social media channels.

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Flydubai Boeing 737-800 is hit by gunfire while on approach to Baghdad

Flydubai (Dubai) flight FZ 215 from Dubai to Baghdad, Iraq was shot at last night (January 26) while on approach to Baghdad International Airport with 154 passengers and crew members on board. The Boeing 737-800 was hit by three or four small arms bullets. As a result Air Arabia, Emirates and Etihad Airways have suspended operations to Baghdad.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8KN A6-FEB (msn 40255) completes its final approach to its home base of Dubai International Airport.

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Qatar Airways to operate the new Airbus A350-900 from Doha to Dubai during March

Qatar Airways (Doha) has scheduled a number of Airbus A350-900 flights on the short Doha – Dubai route according to Airline Route during the month of March giving travelers a chance to sample the new type on a much shorter route. The A350-900 is currently in service between Doha and Frankfurt, the first route for the new type.

In other news, Qatar Airways Cargo is launching freighter service to EuroAirport serving the Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg area. The new route will operate weekly with Airbus A330-200F freighters on the Doha-Brussels-EuroAirport (Basel)-Doha route.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross/AirlinersGallery.com. Captured in beautiful light, newly-delivered Airbus A350-941 A7-ALA (msn 006) is seen at its first destination, Frankfurt. A7-ALA was handed over to the carrier on December 22 and entered service on the route on January 15.

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