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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Air New Zealands new All Black livery

I had been forewarned to expect something different for the first domestic A320 to be delivered into the Air New Zealand fleet in 2011.


And today Air New Zealand have announced the new special livery for that aircraft - an 'All Black' Livery to celebrate their 17yr association with NZ rugby.

The livery is uniquely kiwi and uniquely rugby, and will serve NZ well during the world cup next year.  Its just a pity this will be a domestic only livery as I would have loved to have seen it pop up in countries around the world.

See a video of the new livery on an A320 in Flight Simulator below. Or read the stuff.co.nz article HERE

2 comments:

James said...

This seems to me, like a not so great idea.

Black is pretty hard to see, I seem to remember that the RNZAF trialed black for the air trainers, and rejected it.

I suppose we are talking a slightly different scale here, but the principle remains.

Both in the air, and heaven forbid, in bits on the ground.

Not to mention the increased heat retention, that's got to sap some efficiency when it comes to the AC keeping everybody cool.

nzompilot said...

Id agree with the possiblity of there being the odd issue with it on the ground, during taxiing etc, but in the air with TCAS and all the modern aids I dont think it'd be so much of an issue.

And also heat retention might be an advantage when you're at 30000ft and the OAT is -32.

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