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Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today  
User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4785 times:

A special paintjob will be unveiled later today.. (Friday) on company 747 ZK-NBV.

Wish I could say more but I can't - but it's stunning!



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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4755 times:

LOTR gets one of the world's biggest billboards

13.12.2002 2.02 pm

The Middle Earth message from New Zealand film director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy has been painted onto one of the world's biggest moving billboards.

An Air New Zealand Boeing 747 has been given a new paint job as part of its new promotional identity as the "airline to middle earth".

The image of actor Elijah Wood as Hobbit Frodo Baggins and Sean Astin as the Hobbit Samwise Gamgee stretches for 36m down both sides of the fuselage behind the Boeing's wings.

The 8m-high decal covers 500sq m and weighs 60kg and was made from more than 300 separate pieces to form a giant jigsaw made from aircraft marking film, the airline said.

The film had to withstand temperature extremes ranging from minus 60degC as the aircraft cruised at 10,600m to 60degC as it sat in the sun on the tarmac. It was also designed to withstand air speeds of 1000kmh.

The decal would be replaced late next year with images from the final part of the trilogy, the Return of the King.

A Boeing 767 will also get a Lord of the Rings makeover next month.

The airline said its two-year promotional partnership with film makers New Line Cinema, would promote New Zealand as a tourist destination around the world through the airline's status as the "airline to the Middle Earth".

- NZPA



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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4698 times:

Anyone got a picture or link to a picture?

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4646 times:

Can't wait till it starts flying
Any idea what will be the first service?


User currently offlineBeno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

Maybe Air NZ should concentrate on maintanance and operational matters rather than playing around with giant stickers.

User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

http://travel.nzoom.com/travel_detail/0,1940,155488-136-137,00.html

User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

NBV is taking off for LAX tonight, and will next be in AKL on the 16th, from 0545 until 1300.

Beno - I'm sure NZ's operations and maintenance division would be interested in a 16-20 year old retail employee's expert hints and tips on how to improve themselves - why don't you write them a letter?



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5332 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

Can't wait to see it! Didn't no anything about it until a little while ago.

Will the 767 be in the same scheme? Is it going to be a 762 or 763? 763 I guess though.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

If you read the story it say's the 767 will be in a different scheme. Hope its a 763 then I can get it in Hong Kong !!

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

when will we see it in CHC?

no doubt the 767 one will be a 763


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5332 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

Opps didn't read all of it. CHC should see it sometime next week I would think.

User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

To be just as ridculous Beno, the same could be said about your beloved Qantas after the Bangkok accident. Duh!

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

I think Air New Zealand should not spend money on this project (this is only because i havent seen any of the the Lord of Rings Movies ) so maybe im wrong

.......there is nothing wrong with the maintaince of Air New Zealand .....an odd thing happens with an aircraft once and again.....all airlines have problems now and again .....

nzjetboy


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

Aerokiwi - He's just jealous that Qantas doesnt have anything as new and spectacular as the LOTR design Big grin


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User currently offlineB-HXB From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

I wish when airlines released promotional liveries that they have the PR nous to actually put a picture of the aircraft with the press release. To me this is a "well, duh" type thing that should be automatic - after all if you're promoting the damn aircraft show us a picture!

While I don't really care about Air NZ and LOTR partnership one way or the other, this really gets me:
Passengers onboard tonight's flight to Los Angeles will each be presented with a personally autographed Lord of the Rings Locations Guidebook by Ian Brodie, Air New Zealand's Lord of the Rings Ambassador. This book, already in its third reprint since last month's launch, is currently New Zealand's number one best seller.

Over the next year, passengers flying onboard the Frodo plane will see a thirteen minute video highlighting locations used in the movie followed by a trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and also receive a special souvenir postcard.


That's really silly. Most passengers will throw the postcard straight into the bin. They should print it onto the back of the boarding passes or something - that way everyone gets it and it doesn't cost extra.


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Here are some more pictures of the plane- nice! :

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00113.htm



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Jean,

WOW. That really looks great.  Big thumbs up

I can't wait to see it at LAX very soon.  Smile


User currently offlineRey777 From France, joined Apr 2001, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

A very nice idea to all ANZ and Lord of the Rings anthousiasts !

Spot this !

I cant wait to see first pick on a.net !


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4109 times:

...then wait no more!


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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4076 times:

Looks very similar to this one from a distance.

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User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

And here I was thinking that it was going to be a QF kanga on the tail!!

lol

mb

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User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

It looks good, but I wonder how visible it will be, being as its sort of hidden behind the wing and toward the back of the aircraft.

I would have thought that Air NZ would have signed up a deal ages ago when the trilogy was being filmed, i.e. naming rights in return for free airfares for cast & crew to fly between NZ and the US.



User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

Oh.. you know.. I think it's visible enough  Big grin





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User currently offlineBeno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

"He's just jealous that Qantas doesnt have anything as new and spectacular as the LOTR design"

It hardly compares to wanula or nalanji or even the F1 for that matter.


User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

My preciouuusssssss  Smile

Let's hope next step will not be reduce seat pitch to hobbit standards  Smile

Rgds

Renato




"ad astra per aspera"
25 Na : Nicely done. Normally I don´t like advertising on airplanes, but Air NZ does it with style.
26 Post contains links and images Alpha : Hello, View Large View MediumPhoto © Craig Murray Steph
27 Post contains images Bigo747 : Looks like "Pacific Wave" is dissapearing too
28 Greg : It's too intricate....you really can't tell what it is from any distance.
29 CactusA319 : It's too intricate....you really can't tell what it is from any distance. Apparently so is the movie.
30 Mr AirNZ : I think you will find the Pacfic Wave has been removed from this aircraft only to allow the "Airline To Middle Earth" to be added.
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