Emirates Aviation Experience opens in London

Emirates Aviation Experience opens in London Emirates president Tim Clark, left, is joined by London mayor Boris Johnson

London’s latest visitor attraction, the Emirates Aviation Experience, was officially opened today by mayor Boris Johnson and Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.

The Emirates Aviation Experience, which cost in excess of £4 million, will take visitors on an interactive journey into the world of flight.

In a UK first, it will include four commercial flight simulators under one roof including two A380s and two 777 aircraft.

Further attractions include a 3D hologram of the internal mechanisms of an aircraft, an HD video-wall and a full-size nose-cone and flight deck of an A380.

“The Emirates Aviation Experience is a celebration of flight and the industry our airline serves.

“It is an educational resource which opens the lid on something I still find amazing even now – how airplanes physically work, how they get off the ground and even more importantly, how they land,” said Clark.

“The Aviation Experience was born out of our experience, technology and sense of ambition and I am confident it will become a fascinating attraction for both young and old for many years to come.”

In addition to the ‘Flight Simulators’ zone, the Emirates Aviation Experience incorporates several other features that will take the user on a truly interactive aviation journey.

Visitors will be able to look at a cross-section of a Rolls Royce Trent 800 jet engine partially built in LEGO, a virtual wind tunnel application looking at how this influences flight, a touchscreen game explaining the turnaround process of an aircraft, and a replica A380 Economy Class seating area - with a range of aviation themed videos utilising Emirates’ ice system.

In addition, the Emirates Aviation Experience will also include a food and beverage outlet and retail zone.