Rugby

Air New Zealand goes all black

2011-12-13 10:50
Richie McCaw (File)
Auckland - Air New Zealand's newest Boeing 777-300ER will receive the biggest All Blacks livery ever seen, continuing the nation's premier airline's proud association with New Zealand rugby.
 
According to the allblacks.com website, Air New Zealand recently re-confirmed its support for the country's rugby team for another four years, re-signing as a major sponsor of the New Zealand Rugby Union and the world champion All Blacks until 2015.

Their new aircraft can seat a maximum of 442 people, and at 73.9 metres in length is one of the longer commercial airliners in operation.

"A paint job like this is extremely complex requiring 14 expert painters at Boeing working in shifts 24 hours a day to get the job done," says Air New Zealand Group General Manager International Airline Christopher Luxon.

"The aircraft's all black paint job will be overlaid with a design featuring New Zealand's distinctive silver fern that will extend across the rear of the aircraft up to its tail."


 

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