‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 5

Karsten Heiligtag from Germany puts together this interesting list called “Painted Skies News” on a fortnightly basis, capturing aircraft in various liveries from around the world. If you are a “Special Liveries” junkie, I recommend this list. Bangalore Aviation has obtained permission from Karsten to re-publish his list.

Hope you enjoy. Please let us have your feedback on this initiative.

A340-343(E)     1071     A6-AFA     Etihad Airways (special “Visit Abu Dhabi” cs)
seen at FRA 15/02/13 now with “Visit Abu Dhabi 2013” titles, ex “Visit Abu Dhabi 2012” titles

ATR 72-500     805     CX-JCL     BQB Lineas Aereas
seen at POA 09/02/13 with additional “Verano 2013” and *sunshade* stickers

B737-8Q8     30685 / 1789     B-5132     Shanghai Airlines
seen at SHA 18/01/13 now in the latest cs plus special “Ji’an” titles / stickers

B737-86N(wl)     32732 / 1056     ZS-ZWS     Kulula
seen at JNB 14/02/13 with special “Europcar” fuselage cs & new Kulula tail cs, ex only “kulula” tail titles on white cs

B737-86J(wl)     37774 / 4328     HS-DBK     Nok Air
delivered 01/02/13 ex BFI to CGK in white cs with Air Berlin painted tail rudder and winglets for paint (Air Berlin D-ABMM ntu), ferried 14/02/13 CGK-DMK after paint into *white / multi blue / yellow* cs named “Nok Sabai”, 1st service 19/02/13 DMK-CNX

B737-8JP(wl)     39020 / 4343     LN-NGI     Norwegian Air Shuttle
delivered 14-15/02/13 BFI-OSL with white tail cs, entered service 17/02/13 OSL-CPH, now with “Wenche Foss Norwegian actress” tail cs

Fokker 27-400     10295     9H-MQT     MiniLiner Malta
ferried 27/02/12 ex BGY on lst/opf Sky Gabon, seen at LBV 27/12/12 with such titles & small tail logo on white cs, ex MiniLiner I-MLQT

MD-11F     48783 / 627     D-ALCC     Lufthansa Cargo
in service since 05/02/13 with a large special “Aktion Deutschland Hilft” sticker, ex standard cs (26/01/13 – 01/02/13), ex special “100 Years Air Cargo” cs (last service as such 24/12/12)

Douglas C-118B Liftmaster (DC-6A)     43720 / 373     N70BF     Florida Air Transport
Testing of aircraft spray systems requires the pilot to fly a precise altitude and heading. The sight and sound was remarkable!

Nok Air Calender 2013
– please do not open the links if you got heart problems –


A320-214(sl)     5477     N477AV     Avianca   
delivered 12-13/02/13 TLS-TFS-FOR-BOG in all white cs, ex F-WWBM ………… seen at BOG xx/02/13 now in STAR ALLIANCE cs

B737-838(wl)     30901 / 1102     VH-VXG     Qantas
unveiled at SYD 25/02/13 in special “BRING IT ON” cs

B767-381     25661 / 543     JA8674     All Nippon Airways
1st service 23/02/13 HND-KMI after paint into special “Yume Jet You and Me” cs (different cs on port side / starboard side)

B777-240(ER)     35296 / 613    AP-BHX     PIA
in service since 06/02/13 now in the latest cs, ex old cs with special *Baluchistan Province* tail cs named “Quetta – Nature’s Orchard” (last service as such early 01/2013) ………….. all PIA jetliners are now repainted in the latest cs

Pink Ladies Parking at FRA

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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