Photos and Video: Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8i receives water cannon salute at Delhi airport on first arrival

Whenever a new aircraft arrives at an airport for the first time, it is given the traditional water cannon salute by the airport’s fire trucks spraying water high in to the air from both sides, to form an arch under which the aircraft passes.

India’s capital New Delhi’s India Gandhi International Airport welcomed the first Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental D-ABYA as it touched down for the first time in India at 00:35 today on its flight from Frankfurt. It was welcomed by the water cannon salute at Terminal 3.

Full details on the service and the aircraft, including a detailed white paper are available in this article.

Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8i D-ABYA receives water cannon salute at Delhi airport on first arrival

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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