Posted on: 08 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
In what Emirates claims is a first-if-its-kind event, the airline has hosted the in-flight premiere of ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ on one of its 59 double-decker Airbus A380 aircraft ahead of the film’s world-premiere in Washington DC on 8 April.
Producer and director Brian J. Terwilliger hopes the film, presented by National Geographic Studios and narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, demonstrates how aviation has been a landmark for success in bridging the gaps between the corners of the world.
“After six years in the making, it was only fitting to showcase the film to the press in-flight, onboard one of the most extraordinary aircraft in the world,” Terwilliger said.
“Emirates brings countries and cultures together through travel, and we know that aviation also has a significant impact in facilitating global trade and economies,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ divisional VP customer experience (in-flight entertainment and connectivity). “’Living in the Age of Airplanes’ pays homage to the historic lifeline of the aviation industry taking a look back at where we have come from and looking forward to a bright future. It is with great excitement that we are hosting the special media preview of this film on-board our iconic A380.”
The event, for selected members of international media, began with a reception in the new Emirates Lounge located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Onboard, guests viewed the film on Emirates’ ice IFE system through 20-inch individual seat-back monitors in business class.
The flight over the Los Angeles area was led by Captain Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum and Senior First Officers Nasser Al Ghafry and John Braddock.
Pictured: Patrick Branelly,Divisional VP Customer Experience; Living in the Age of Airplanes director and producer Brian Terwilliger and Composer James Horner