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The elite of the United Arab Emirates is experiencing excessive passion for luxury. Spending for pleasure huge amounts of petrodollars - their legal rights. Shocking to the public was the news that an Arab prince from the United Arab Emirates not only bought for himself the world's largest airliner A380But also expressed the intention to cover the wings and fuselage of Airbus pure gold.

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Also at the air show in Le Bourget, an Arab sheikh stamped incognito ordered Airbus A380 to upgrade machines in a flying palace. As it turned out, this man was the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Al-Waleed Bin Talal. If the plane is really covered with gold leaf, it can be determined even from the ground. To cover the aircraft with precious metal prince will have to pay a tidy sum - 58 million $. The same value is estimated by experts and other work on the modification of the aircraft flying in the residence.

Interior flying palace should look at the exterior as elegant and chic. Today the press says about the plans to equip the aircraft pool and sauna. Onboard dining for Prince lined with marble, the walls in some other rooms will be decorated with high-tech panels with fiber, which will be displayed desert landscapes. During the long flight Prince will attend a private gym. Seats in the aircraft giant enough for the equipment at least one volleyball court.

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The basic version of the airliner Airbus A380 able to place on the board 840 people. This is a really large airplanes having dimensions: 73 m - length, 24 m - height, 79,4 m - wingspan. The downside of this size is that it will take to land every airport. However, the prince is unlikely to confuse such circumstances, because its fleet had probably already have a spare aircraft Sheikh, and probably not in a single instance.

Modernization of large aircraft in private business jets is a modern trend of recent times. The prince from Saudi Arabia is not the only fan of spacious aircraft. A very interesting project for the modification of the Boeing 787 aircraft was presented by employees of BMW. Developers were able to accommodate in the liner, even car parking. Designers suggested the design of the cabin in the style of high-tech. They also proposed to equip the salon with a cinema, a conference hall and bedrooms. The customer of the new Boeing was an anonymous Russian businessman who paid for tuning the aircraft about 15 million.

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However, long time, our compatriots will order an airplane to cover them with gold. The difference between us and the Arabs - in mentality. Our people do not brag about their condition and, conversely, hide their real incomes. Therefore see the brilliant iron bird in the sky will be able to only those over whose heads will fly Prince bin Talal.

Aircraft orders for Airbus A380 Sheikh was made more than three years ago, its total cost is 488 million. $. For comparability of figures indicating that, according to official figures, the prince owns the state, which is estimated at $ 16 billion.

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Models of airplanes that are able to be placed on board over 800 people now exploit the UAE and Singapore Airlines. However, the Prince does not need such a large number of locations. In his request, seats were removed and in their place have luxury meeting rooms, halls and bedrooms, as well as a parking space for the car Rolls-Royce, a Turkish bath with pool and concert hall. 57-year-old prince already has a few of its hangar converted aircraft based on the Airbus 321 and Boeing 747. There is also a successful Arab investors a luxurious yacht 5KR.

The project is a flying palace for a long time was classified. According to the latest official information provided by the manufacturer Airbus, the order for a representative class aircraft A380, still ringing in 2007 was canceled. Delivery of "flying palace" alleged to have been held back in 2013 In the media leaked information that, in the interior of the car will receive Turkish baths and prayer mats are automatically rotated in the direction of Mecca.

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However, the development of the passenger compartment, 550 m² area slowed down, and after the onset of the global financial crisis, the prince renounced his order, lost in these difficult times US stocks Citigroup. Empty Airbus A380, which was intended to be converted into a luxury super-jet, is now docked in Toulouse.

The A380 is the world's largest production passenger aircraft, with a passenger capacity of 853. Last December, there were rumors that Airbus was about to close the A380 product line due to a mismatch between actual and predicted sales. In 2014, not a single order was received for this model. In total, the manufacturer was able to implement 318 aircraft, whereas in 2000, the need for large-sized liners was estimated at 1200 units. 40% of all orders made by Dubai airline Emirates. Airbus considered the Chinese market to be very promising, however, only one order for 5 aircraft was received from there.

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