Friday, September 9, 2016

Aeromexico's first 787-9 rolls out in special livery

Aeromexico's first Boeing 787-9 (43859/483) XA-ADL has rolled out with a special livery on its fuselage.

The aircraft is named Quetzalcoatl, translated to "feathered serpent", the name of a deity of pre-Hispanic Mexico, says the SkyTeam carrier. It took nine days for the livery to be painted in Boeing's hangar, six days longer than expected due to the colourful hues in the design.

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The livery design was chosen from more than 400 shortlisted in a competition launched by the carrier in 2014.

"As Mexico's flagship carrier, this aircraft will become an icon of our fleet and a reflection of what Mexico is today, with culture and tradition represented in what we consider to be one of the most sophisticated creations of modern aviation engineering," says Aeromexico chief executive Andres Conesa.

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The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to Aeromexico in October, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.

Aeromexico will be the second Latin American airline after LATAM Airlines Group to operate the 787-9. The Mexican carrier's 787-9s are powered by General Electric GEnx engines.
(Ghim-Lay Yeo - Flight Global News)

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