Construction of Emirates' new engineering center is on target to be able to handle the carrier's future fleet of 45 A380s, the first of which arrives in October 2006. The $353 million complex, built on a 55-hectare (136-acre) site at Dubai Airport, will have seven hangars and one paint hangar, each capable of handling the A380, making it the biggest maintenance center in the world for the newest Airbus. Two bays can provide A380 heavy maintenance and all can handle a stretched A380-900 ...

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