If you work at Emirates' sprawling engineering operation, you need a head for heights and an eye for detail.

When the airline rolls a double-decker Airbus A380 into one of the giant hangars at Dubai International Airport, some of the engineering crew will be working on the vertical stabiliser which is seven storeys high.

On the top floor of the specially designed platform that surrounds these giant planes, you get a close-up look at the lightning conducting static wicks on the vertical stabiliser and the tiny camera that provides the popular overhead view of the fuselage on passengers' entertainment screens.

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