Photo © Royal S King
Looking closely, you will notice the rudder shows the red, green, white and black array typical of Etihad's livery...
Photo © Paul Jongeneelen
Can this mean Boeing is installing in this new B773 a rudder part previously used on another aircraft? (Seems unlikely they would paint that part beforehand hoping that it matches the final paint job...) Would this be OK?
I know brand new cars can only be assembled using new parts (they can be new parts made of recycled raw materials) - but in this case it is like seeing a '2006 Corvette using the door sheets of a '2005 model of another color... I wouldn't take it if knowing in advance... What do you fellow a.nutters think?