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23-4-2011: Packing up and going home from Sharjah Airport

At the end of our trip to the UAE Superbus was brought to Sharjah Airport to be loaded on the dedicated aircraft pallet. The pictures below show you how this was done.

 

At the end of the journey we can say that we are looking back on a very successful three week stay in the Emirates. We would like to thank many people and organisations for making this a succesful visit:

 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and many other representatives of the UAE government for visiting us at the UITP Exhibition.

 

The UITP and the RTA for inviting us to come to the UITP exhibition in Dubai.

 

KLM Cargo for sponsoring the flight back and forth to the Middle East.

 

All the people at Masdar City for hosting us for two days and giving us the possibility to charge our vehicle in a fully sustainable way for the first time.

 

The Dubai Autodrome for hosting us for two days as well and giving us the possibility to perform very valuable testing in hot weather conditions.

 

Mohammed Bin Sulayem for joining us at the Dubai Autodrome for a day of testing

 

Total Communications for helping us finding the right way for communicating our presence in the Emirates.

 

The Dutch Embassy in Abu Dhabi and other representatives of the Dutch government for helping us with advice and for coming and seeing us.

 

Mammoet for transporting Superbus throughout the Emirates.

 

Bart and Marco from KLM Cargo and Martinair for helping us with loading Superbus at Sharjah airport in the bright sun where the temperature hit 40 degrees (in the shade) for the first time that Spring.

 

 

Superbus arriving at Sharjah Airport

 

 

The dedicated aircraft pallet arrives as well.

 

 

Superbus lifted from the truck

 

 

And waiting for the pallet

 

 

Superbus nicely strapped down on the dedicated pallet

 

 

Ready for departure, on its way to the secured area of the airport for loading onboard the aircraft the following morning. We would see it only back when arriving in Amsterdam.