First B787 in ANA colours rolls out


#1

Caught this at Flightglobal this morning. Looks good, but ANA’s scheme looks a bit short on the plane. Anyone have an idea when ZA001 is supposed to have its first flight? ZA002 is supposed to follow a couple of weeks after.

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BL.


#2

I’m curious why the plane is in ANA colors if the plane will not be delivered to ANA. Also, I wonder if NW’s 787s will be painted in DL colors.


#3

Publicity shots. ANA is the launch customer and it would be great publicity for them to have actual photos (as opposed to airbrushed photos) of their newest aircraft.


#4

Watching the video of it emerge from the paint booth is like watching paint dry. :smiling_imp:


#5

Funny thing is, though…

None of the B787 customers are slated to receive the first 6 aircraft, so you may be right with the publicity shots.

One of the bloggers over at FlightGlobal has an idea of what they should do with the first 6. I rather like it:

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I’d say the Dash 80 and 737 would look nice on it, though the 757 stripes would be okay. But definitely the Dash 80 and 737.

BL.


#6

:laughing: That’s funny!!! :laughing: