Video: Painting of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i jumbo jet D-ABYA

How do you paint the approximately 28,000 sq. ft. of one of the world’s largest aircraft, by hand of course.

This video by Lufthansa the launch customer of the Boeing 747-8i, shows their aircraft D-ABYA getting painted in the traditional, simple and elegant white and blue livery.

Boeing painter Tom Brown and his colleagues show us how to use up almost a ton of paint, primer, and protection coatings, all no more than the thickness of a human hair.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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