Everyone will be able to buy a bag made from a captain’s chair or seat belts. “These materials can be given a second life,” announce the representatives of the line that will offer an innovative idea.
The Emirates airline is known around the world for luxury and surprising amenities. Another carrier innovation will soon appear on the market. Old aircraft equipment will be reused to produce gadgets such as suitcases and bags. The upcycled collection will be available in 2024 in the airline’s online store.
Emirates doesn’t want to waste its old planes
Dubai airline Emirates presented its latest fashion collection. The biggest surprise of the line planned for 2024 are suitcases and bags, which will be made, among others, from seat belts and seats. Emirates believes that aircraft upcycling “embodies the spirit of innovation and eco-consciousness, and the collection represents a tangible commitment to responsible consumption.” “We knew that these materials could be given a second life because they are originally of very high quality. We challenged our team to be as creative and innovative as possible,” said Ahmed Safa, Emirates Senior Vice President, Engineering.
The project used over 14,000 kilograms of materials from 16 aircraft. In the future, the airline plans to continue obtaining them with each aircraft renovation. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation.
The airline is modernizing its aircraft
This initiative is an integral part of the broader Retrofit Project Emirates, which launched in August 2022 and is the largest fleet modernization in the history of the airline. The interiors of 120 A380 and 777 aircraft are to be completely refurbished within two years. It is planned to install four thousand completely new seats in the Premium Economy class, five thousand in the business class and over 700 apartments in the first class.