We keep our aircraft looking great inside and out. The Aircraft Appearance Centre is divided into a paint hangar, paint workshop, and a graphics and decal shop. The paint shops are part of the Base Maintenance team.
These teams make the aircraft shine on the tarmac. Livery, paintwork, cleanliness and maintenance of the aircraft interior are all taken care of at the Aircraft Appearance Centre (our aircraft paint facility).
The centre is divided into three areas: a paint hangar, a paint workshop, and a graphic and decal shop.
Our paint hangar has its own controlled environment. It’s a fully automated climate control facility, capable of accommodating any aircraft up to the Airbus A380. We use the latest technology to control the relative humidity and temperature during all aspects of the repaint phase, from paint removal through to paint application and various decorative liveries. At the same time, we exceed the standards set by the OEM.
These experts provide top to bottom paintwork on the fleet, including precision interior finishing. The paint shop is equipped with a preparation area, three temperature controlled spray booths, as well as a wood grain design section. This is where we carry out a complete paint refurbishment of the interior seats as well as restoring multiple wood grain designs across the Emirates fleet. The skilled technicians at the paint shop carry out all paintwork repairs from base maintenance to line maintenance. The workshops provide surface refinishing, including full paint restoration on wheel hubs, paint refurbishment on all engine components, paint renewal on interior furnishings including the paint repairs on the aircraft exterior and its components.
Graphics and Decal Shop
This is where we fabricate all interior placards, all exterior mandatory markings, stencils and livery markings, and all promotional aircraft decals for special occasions or celebrations. It’s likely you’ve seen these on the Emirates fleet, such as the sponsored football teams and our famous United for Wildlife decals.