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Emirates brings wildlife message to Heathrow’s doorstep

[ June 3, 2016   //   ]

Emirates has extended its mission to support the United for Wildlife alliance to a familiar Heathrow landmark – the 1/3 scale model of the A380 aircraft that sits on the traffic roundabout at the entrance to the tunnels leading to the main terminals. The animal-themed logo is already carried by four of the airline’s full-sized A380s.

The alliance includes seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Seen by over a million international travelers a year, it is one of the largest aircraft models in the world, weighing over 45 tonnes, and is actually the same size as a real Boeing 737.

For many years, the spot was known as the Concord Roundabout as it was occupied by a similar scale model of the British Airways supersonic icon, but this had to be removed after the accountants grounded its full-sized siblings for the last time.