Emirates to open indoor aviation themed attraction

2013-06-13 13:05
Greenwich - Visitors to London's latest attraction will be be able to get firsthand insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel at Emirates new high-tech facility.  In a world first Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, announced it plans to open an indoor aviation themed attraction in July.

Said to be the first of its kind globally, it will be located at the South side of the Emirates Air Line in London, will cover an area of almost 300 square metres with an insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel.

"This high-tech facility will bring to London a one of a kind insight into the dynamic world of aviation," said Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline. "The purpose of this centre is to provide a fun, yet educational, overview of just what it takes to successfully get a 560 tonne aircraft off the ground and 40,000 feet into the sky. Our aim is to explain the intricate science of modern aviation, in a hands-on, entertaining and instructive environment."

"London is one of the greatest cities in the world, with one of the world's busiest international airports, making it the perfect setting for this interactive experience. We have successfully operated services to the UK since 1987 and, when opened, the Emirates Aviation Experience will further broaden our already robust UK presence."

The Emirates Aviation Experience will also feature the world's first public facing commercial flight simulators including two Airbus 380s and two Boeing 777s, utilising full landscape visuals, allowing participants to practice their take-off and landing skills.

The centre will cater to people of all ages and will open to the public in time for the city's peak tourism period this July.

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