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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Apr 3

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

by Devesh Agarwal

A300B4-622R(F) 734 TC-MCC MNG Airlines Cargo
in service since 26/02/13 now in nearly full latest cs after paint (titles on white fuselage (blue tail cs do not swing into the rear fuselage as usually) but has the latest revised larger tail logo), ex all white cs http://www.fap.fi/view_photo.php?id=5142

A330-343(E) 1160 TC-JNI Turkish Airlines
seen at IST 23/03/13 with special “ISTANBUL2020” decal on forward lower fuselage http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1208375

ATR 72-500 570 CX-LFL BQB Lineas Aéreas
seen at POA 19/03/13 with additional *leafes* , *snow* and *flower blossom* stickers
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7574682

BAe 146-300 3134 D-AWBA WDL
seen at CGN 13/03/13 with special “publitec” titles/logos on white cs
http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=1206571

B717-231 55058 / 5017 N936AT AirTran Airways
seen at ATL 06/03/13 back in full standard cs, ex special *Indianapolis Colts* cs http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=N936AT&distinct_entry=true

B737-83N(wl) 32616 / 1212 HS-DBJ Nok Air
arrived at DMK 17/02/13 in full *orange clownfish* cs named “Nok Raroeng” on delivery (2nd Nok Air aircraft painted in *orange clownfish* cs), seen in service at HKT 22/02/13, ex Jet Airways VT-JGN http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=361781

B737-86N(wl) 35220 / 2406 PH-TFF Arkefly
r/o at EMA 25/03/13 in new cs after paint http://www.irishairpics.com/photo/1046361/L/Boeing-737-86NWL/PH-TFF/Arkefly-OR–TFL/

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 all white fuselage & all black tail cs (= basic STAR ALLIANCE cs, not painted in full STAR ALLIANCE cs as reported before), ferried 03/03/13 MUC-EXT, ferried 24/03/13 EXT-MUC prior operations for Swiss from 01/04/13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/66241575@N08/8586667843/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Embraer 195SR 19000169 VP-CQR NAS Air
seen at EXT 24/03/13 now with VP-reg and “nasair” titles on Windrose Air cs (was seen at EXT 16/03/13 still with UR-reg but already with “nasair” titles on Windrose Air cs), ex Windrose Air UR-WRF http://www.flickr.com/photos/66241575@N08/8587286444/sizes/l/in/photostream/

MD-11(F) 48481 / 482 N585FE FedEx
seen at DEL 25/03/13 in special “Panda Express” cs http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7577745

A320-216 2612 9M-AFA AirAsia
in service since 21/03/13 now in special “The Apprentice Asia” cs, ex special “Truly Asean” cs (last service 28/02/13) http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7579205

A320-214 2768 9H-AEO Air Malta (special “VALLETTA European Capital Of Culture 2018 Candidate City” cs)
ferried 02/04/13 MLA-OSR for tail section to be painted into new cs

ATR 72-500 758 HS-DRD Nok Air
delivered 20/02/13 XSP-DMK in ??? cs with M-reg, seen at DMK 01/04/13 with HS-reg in *violet/purple/pale pink/white/yellow* cs named “Nok Sai-Lom”, ex M-IBAD, ex Kingfisher Airlines VT-KAK http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=608760295819266&set=o.310508655705024&type=1&relevant_count=1

B737-8BG(wl) 32356 / 819 ZS-SJL Mango
seen at JNB 09/02/13 with a special “brother at your side print copy scan fax label … and more” decal
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7574829

B737-838(wl) 34187 / 3826 VH-VZU Qantas
seen at ADL 28/03/13 with an additional *Qantas loves ellen* sticker
http://planespottingadelaide.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/VH-VZU.jpg

B737-89P(wl) 39724 / 4383 B-5756 China Eastern Yunnan Airlines
delivered 29/03/13 ex BFI in special *Peacock* cs and with an additional “1000th Boeing airplane delivered to China” sticker next to front door
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-s7vkt7LQ_m8/UVWvyrFKa2I/AAAAAAAAGvs/aX7tMkVGxsU/s1600/B738+B-5756+CHINA+EASTERN.jpg

B737-8V3 40781 / 4396 HP-1830CMP Copa Airlines
delivered 28/03/13 BFI-SJO in STAR ALLIANCE cs without winglets
http://www.flickr.com/photos/smartjunco/8594413190/sizes/o/in/photostream/

B777-246 27652 / 72 JA8985 Japan Airlines
seen at HND 27/03/13 in special “Tokyo Disney Resort 30 The Happiness Year” cs, officially named “JAL Happiness Express” (different cs on port side / starbord side) ………. Reportedly Japan Airlines will paint six aircraft with this special “JAL Happiness Express” livery, two Boeing 777-200 and four Boeing 737-800.
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=JA8985&distinct_entry=true

DHC-8-402Q 4016 D-ADHQ Augsburg Airways
seen at MUC 31/03/13 now in full STAR ALLIANCE, ex basic STAR ALLIANCE cs ………… ferried 01/04/13 MUC-ZRH on wet-lease to Swiss http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1209764

MD-82 49524 / 1746 EP-MDC Iran Air Tours
seen at MHD 25/03/13 in hybrid Taban Air / Iran Air Tours cs, ex Taban Air EP-ARA
http://www.myaviation.ir/details.aspx?id=5456

Sukhoi SSJ 100-95B 95018 RA-89010 Aeroflot
seen at SVO 29/03/13 with special additional *CSKA* cheatline/titles/stickers
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Aeroflot—Russian/Sukhoi-Superjet-100-95B/2245950/L/&;sid=325306aa93c8099965a4c6878c2bb164

Japan Transocean Air’s B737-4Q3 JA8939 *Whale Shark Jet* flying over the sea. Great shot!
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Japan-TransOcean-Air/Boeing-737-4Q3/2245256/L/&sid=ba77713fd1f6e38be5c3382cd01c4d9a

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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