TG992
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Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:07 am

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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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:17 am

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".

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:59 pm

Anyone got a picture or link to a picture?
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 2:37 pm

Can't wait till it starts flying
Any idea what will be the first service?
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 3:01 pm

Maybe Air NZ should concentrate on maintanance and operational matters rather than playing around with giant stickers.
 
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:00 pm

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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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:46 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:55 pm

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 !!
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 5:05 pm

when will we see it in CHC?

no doubt the 767 one will be a 763
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 5:07 pm

Opps didn't read all of it. CHC should see it sometime next week I would think.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Fri Dec 13, 2002 11:55 pm

To be just as ridculous Beno, the same could be said about your beloved Qantas after the Bangkok accident. Duh!
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:22 pm

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 .....

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sat Dec 14, 2002 2:30 pm

Aerokiwi - He's just jealous that Qantas doesnt have anything as new and spectacular as the LOTR design Big grin
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:37 pm

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.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 4:26 am

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00113.htm
Next flight.... who knows.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:39 am

Jean,

WOW. That really looks great.  Big thumbs up

I can't wait to see it at LAX very soon.  Smile
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 6:22 am

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 !
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:01 am

...then wait no more!


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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:52 am

Looks very similar to this one from a distance.

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:27 pm

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

lol

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Mon Dec 16, 2002 9:03 am

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.

 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:01 am

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


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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Mon Dec 16, 2002 2:18 pm

"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.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Mon Dec 16, 2002 2:26 pm

My preciouuusssssss  Smile

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

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:33 pm

Nicely done. Normally I don´t like advertising on airplanes, but Air NZ does it with style.
 
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Mon Dec 16, 2002 8:54 pm

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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:32 am

Looks like "Pacific Wave" is dissapearing too  Sad
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:53 am

It's too intricate....you really can't tell what it is from any distance.
 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Wed Dec 18, 2002 6:27 am

It's too intricate....you really can't tell what it is from any distance.

Apparently so is the movie.


 
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RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

Wed Dec 18, 2002 9:13 am

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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