x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Video: Making of an Emirates Airbus A380 inside 80 days

Watch how it took 800 workers less than three months to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver the airline’s 50th A380.

The 50th Emirates Airbus A380 prepares for take-off. Courtesy Emirates.
The 50th Emirates Airbus A380 prepares for take-off. Courtesy Emirates.

Watch how it took 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver the airline’s 50th A380.

All of Emirates’ A380s have been furnished and delivered via the Airbus facility in Hamburg.

First, the aircraft fuselage is produced in Hamburg and then transported to Toulouse for the first stage of final assembly. The wing sections, produced in the UK, are also shipped from Airbus’s Hamburg facility to Toulouse. Parts like the fuselage and wings are transferred through a transportation network that includes three specially-commissioned ships to carry the sections from production sites throughout Europe. More than 10,000 bolts are used to connect the fuselage and over 4,000 for the wings.

It takes 30 people approximately 10 days to paint the A380, which has a surface area of 3,150 square metres, while about 33 working days are spent furnishing the 550 square metre cabin area.