Emirates to build indoor aviation attraction in London

300sqm attraction will be opened in July 2013, will be first of its kind

The Emirates Aviation Experience will provide an insight in the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel (Image for illustrative purposes only).

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Emirates has announced plans to open an indoor aviation themed attraction in London this July, which will be the first of its kind in the world.

The ‘Emirates Aviation Experience’ will be located at the South side of the Emirates Air Line (a popular cable car system in London). It will cover an area of 300sqm and aims to provide ‘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,” he added in a statement.

Utilising state-of-the-art technology, interactive displays and life-size aircraft models this immersive experience will incorporate several zones that will take visitors on an interactive aviation journey.

The Emirates Aviation Experience will also feature the world’s first public commercial flight simulators including two Airbus 380s and two Boeing 777s, fully equipped with 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.

“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. Being able to provide London and its millions of international visitors with this permanent site is a true reflection of our commitment to innovation and also of our commitment to the UK,” added Clark.

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