Posts in the category "liveries":

Seahawks make-over for a Boeing 747-8 Freighter


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.

SEAHAwKS photo

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


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.

Hobbit fan? Air New Zealand has a contest for you.

Hobbit fan?

Air New Zealand, which calls itself “the official airline of Middle-earth,” is holding a contest to send three Hobbit fans (and their friends) to the red carpet premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Hollywood on December 2 and to send one big winner (and a guest) to New Zealand (aka Middle-earth).

Sound like fun? Here are the details:

1. Watch the fun video above.
2. Then go here to enter.
3. Entries must be in by Tuesday, November 26, 2013


On December 2, Air New Zealand will also be unveiling a Boeing 777-300 aircraft with a special Hobbit film-inspired livery. The plane will start out in Auckland and arrive in Los Angeles in time for the premier of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Perhaps they’ll reprise this Middle Earth briefing video – or offer up something new.

Alaska Airline’s new Disney-themed airplane


Alaska Airlines introduced its fifth Disney-themed airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday and this one is decorated with Disney-Pixar’s animated Cars characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi.

Here are some factoids about the airplane:

•A 34-member crew worked around the clock for 29 days at Associated Painters
Inc. to paint the plane.

•Painters airbrushed the aircraft with 70 colors and applied more than 10,000 square feet of vinyl graphics to create the characters.

•More than 72,000 linear feet of masking tape was used during the painting of
the airplane.


Win a plane with the new Air New Zealand livery

Take a look at the new Air New Zealand livery bearing the New Zealand fern:

ANZ New Livery

Pretty, right?

The new livery is being rolled out across most all of Air New Zealand’s domestic and international aircraft and there’s even a chance to win your own – scale model – version of an Airbus A320 with the design. Download a paper plane version of the plane and follow the instructions for sharing a photo of what you create on Instagram or Twitter.

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