Emirates has begun a series of Instagram Stories to mark UAE Civil Aviation Day, offering an insider’s look of what goes into the day to day operations of the airline, where passengers are carried to and through Dubai on a daily basis on over 580 flights.
The Instastories will focus on three key aspects of the operation, including Emirates Engineering, Emirates Flight Catering and the Emirates Network Control Centre.
Emirates Engineering is one of the world's largest and most advanced aircraft maintenance facilities, supporting the largest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s in the world.
Emirates Engineering has also become a global leader in A380 maintenance, and the facility encompasses seven heavy maintenance hangars, four light maintenance hangars and a painting facility that can accommodate the aircraft.
The Emirates Airline Catering facility is the largest of its kind in the world; where on average over 185,000 Emirates meals are made on a daily basis.
The 66,000 sqm facility is a round the clock operation, with more than 1,800 chefs preparing more than 12,400 different types of meals to be loaded on Emirates flights each day.
The ‘nerve centre’ of the Emirates operation, Network Control Centre is the mission control of the airline’s operations across the globe.
Emirates carries the most international traffic of any airline across the globe, which translates into over 3,600 flights each week from Dubai.
Emirates will join its industry partners in celebrating UAE Civil Aviation Day on 5 October.
The day marks the progress and achievements of the aviation sector in the UAE over the last 80 years, celebrates the history of aviation in the UAE, and highlights the achievements and joint efforts of numerous stakeholders in UAE aviation that have made it the success story it is today.