Posts in the category "liveries":

Qantas reveals retro livery

Look what’s back:

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Qantas has reached way back for its first ever “retro” inspired livery, which can now be seen on one of the airline’s brand new Boeing 737 aircraft.

The design is a tribute to 70 years of the airline’s iconic flying kangaroo logo and was unveiled at a special hangar event in Seattle.

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Qantas Ambassador and aviation enthusiast John Travolta (last seen welcoming the first Qantas A380 that flew from Sydney to Dallas) was on hand to help unveil the aircraft and the new/retro livery, which also brings back the ochre band around the window line of the aircraft, a signature element used from 1971-1984 referencing the colors of the Australian outback.

The winged kangaroo logo on the tail of this new aircraft was adapted from the original 1947 version designed by Gert Sellheim and brings back the wings on the flying kangaroo that were discarded in 1984.Qantas retro livery plane

The 737 will operate across all Qantas domestic routes starting November 20th.

Party for Air New Zealand’s new 787-9

Air New Zealand and Boeing had a party Tuesday night at the Future of Flight in Everett, WA in advance of the official physical delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner, painted with a striking black livery, scheduled on Wednesday morning July 9.

Here are a few snaps from Tuesday evening’s event, which was attended by special guests and perhaps 1000 of the Boeing employees who worked on the airplane.

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After speeches and gift-giving, curtains opened to reveal black T-shirt clad Boeing employees and – behind the smoke – the new airplane.

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Here’s a closer look at the tail end of the new plane:

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And, for country music fans, here’s a photo of the evening’s surprise entertainment: The Band Perry.

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More photos tomorrow – when I get to go inside the plane.

Fresh liveries flying to the World Cup

Airlines are getting pretty darn excited – and creative – about the World Cup and their role in flying fans and teams to the games.

Lufthansa has a ““Fanhansa” livery on more than a half dozen short and long-haul aircraft.

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And Brussels Airlines just sent their Red Devils soccer team to Brazil on a plane that looks like this on the outside.

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And which had turf replacing the carpet on the inside.

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Back with more World Cup liveries tomorrow. If you’ve spotted one, please share your photos.

Seahawks make-over for a Boeing 747-8 Freighter

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As you might imagine, things are getting a little out of hand – football-wise – here in Seattle as Super Bowl game time gets closer.

One example: today the plane-maker showed off a 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Boeing also shared these airplane-themed Seahawks “Fun Facts”

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New Hobbit-themed plane from Air New Zealand

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AIR New Zealand has a new Hobbit-themed airplane and it’s headed our way.

The plane features the mythical dragon Smaug from “The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug” and is on its way to Los Angeles International Airport after being unveiled in Auckland.

I’m on my way to LAX to see if it’s as cool in person. More photos and details later.

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