Perhaps some fellow NZ employees can help me out on this one:
If I'm not mistaken ZK-NBT recently had a fresh paint job applied. It arrived here in Los Angeles this afternoon from AKL clean as a whistle (no dirt marks from the jet bridge...very clean and bright). However, the green and blue stripes that adorn the front portion of the fuselage are missing on both sides, as is the Star Alliance logo.
Are these stripes, like the Star Alliance logo, decals or are the stripes applied to the fuselage as paint? Furthermore, are these decals(?) applied at the time of having new paint applied or are they added in Auckland or what?
Thanks for some helpful answers