Aviation Photo #1123650 Boeing 747-444(BCF) - Cathay Pacific Airways Cargo

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    Milan - Malpensa
    Italy
    October 5, 2006
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh, yuck.
I mean, it's a great picture. But an atrocious livery.
I'd prefer to continue to look down on the bare-metal look as this north-Texas thing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the all aluminum look. Great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks cool, but I prefer them as before. You can barely read the airline in the fuselage. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful scenery. Great shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Splendid timing, great focus,awsome visualisation of power and energy to the service of man. Poetry in brute force.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks shiny! Very good moment of the shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great plane arriving at a great airport...Perfect!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The plane looks funny without a real paint job
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this metal- scheme
Anonymous
10 years ago
A striped paint B747 fuselage saves several hundred pounds of weight that could be use as extra payload. Paint is quite heavy and it is estimated that keeping an extra 2 lbs of paint on a B747 increase operations costs by as much as $1000 / year! No wonder why more and more airlines use "silver bullets" in their cargo fleet. And Boeing is studying how they could save weight the same way on their future Dreamliner engines.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a one PLANE tht i want to fly and the picture is verrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyy good
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is perhaps the most beautiful livery ever applied to a B747, its like thc classic liners of the '30s.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I Like the metal
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent shot, wonderful clarity, just love the reflection
Anonymous
3 years ago
In response to the visitor from France. It is not that simple though... Why if it only saved money is this sight still a relative rarity? No, there are downsides too... It comes with its own disadvantages. Most notably it imposes increased wear on and allows quicker weathering of the fuselage. On the long term this means increased maintenance... and thus costs. With your estimation at hand... and using a spacious estimate of 1000 lbs of total paint weight for a 747-400... that makes for $500 000 a year. I admit a significant amount. But in the end, replacing 2 wing root farings (yes I'm aware they are painted on this ac)... or a whole nose section... or ANY part of the fuselage....
This, I read, is the reason why Air Canada, after trials with one (or a few?) of their pax 767's around 2006 in bare metal, returned to standard painting.

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