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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 13 – Bangalore Aviation

‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 13

by Devesh Agarwal

This fortnight’s edition of news on special liveries from Karsten Heiligtag. *cs = colour scheme

A320-214     4083     A9C-AD     Gulf Air
at DXB 08/02/13 in special cs now with “2013 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix” titles, ex “2012 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix”

A340-642     933     A6-EHJ     Etihad Airways (special “F1 Formula 1” cs)
seen at MEL 30/01/13 now with “Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013” cs, ex “Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012” titles (was still seen as such at MAN 22/01/13)

B737-4K5(F)     24128 / 1715     S5-ABV     MNG Cargo Airlines / Solinair   
lst/opf Airstream Cargo (Nigeria) since 12/2012, seen at LOS 12/02/13 in full Airstream Cargo cs, ex full MNG Cargo cs

B777-222(ER)     30222 / 317     N218UA     United Airlines (STAR ALLIANCE cs)   
in service since 04/02/13 now with the latest United titles/logo, last service with the old United titles/logo 22/01/13

B777-346(ER)     32433 / 527     JA734J     Japan Airlines
in service since 23/02/13 now in the latest cs & with additional “SKY ECO” / “2011-2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity” decals after paint–/Boeing-777-346-ER/2230831/L/&sid=97910dc0d1c3f6adb46bf444bc4c664f

DHC-8-402Q     4016     D-ADHQ     Augsburg Airways   
ferried 25/02/13 MUC-IGS for paint, ferried 01/03/13 IGS-MUC after paint into STAR ALLIANCE cs, ferried 03/03/13 MUC-EXT prior operations for Swiss from 01/04/13

A319-111     2578     G-EZIW     EasyJet
ferried 10/03/13 SEN-LGW after paint into special “Linate – Fiumicino   Per Tutti” cs on rear fuselage

A319-132     3069     XA-VOE     Volaris
seen at MEX 17/02/13 in special “JOSE CUERVO EXPRESS” cs

A320-214     607     EY-631     Asian Express Airline      
seen parked at THR 03/03/13 in full cs, reportedly for Qeshm Airlines

A320-214     4680     G-EZUG     EasyJet
at LPL 09/03/13 with additional special “Moscow” titles on rear fuselage

B717-2BD     55043 / 5131     N891AT     AirTran Airways (special “Atlanta Falcons” cs)
reportedly was painted back into full standard AirTran cs early 02/2013

B717-231     55073 / 5028     N932AT     AirTran Airways (special “Milwaukee Brewers” cs)
will reportedly be painted back into full standard AirTran cs very soon (or maybe is already in process of being repainted)

B737-446     29864 / 3111     JA8999     Japan Transocean Air 
at KIX 08/03/13 in special *SWAL Southwest Air Lines 1967 – 1993 retro cs*, ex JAL Express

B737-85P(WL)     28382 / 256     ZS-ZWR     Kulula
seen at JNB 12/03/13 with special “Europcar” fuselage cs & new Kulula tail cs, ex only “kulula” tail titles on white cs

B737-8JP(WL)     39021 / 4371     LN-NGJ     Norwegian Air Shuttle
delivered 05-06/03/13 BFI-OSL with white tail cs, entered service 08/03/13 OSL-SXF, now with “John Bauer Swedish artist” tail cs

B777-381(ER)     32649 / 557     JA734A     All Nippon Airways
seen at FRA 03/03/13 with special “TOKYO 2020” titles

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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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