LUFTHANSA’s New Livery Shows Up On First Regional Jet……

LUFTHANSA’s New Livery Shows Up On First Regional Jet……

Late last week, Lufthansa’s first regional jet came out of the paint hangar carrying the new livery.

A Cityline CRJ900, registered as D-ACNM, came back from her scheduled maintenance break and re-entered service at her base in Munich.    Another 37 aircraft are scheduled to be painted by year’s end, including one A380.

I’ll be publishing a schedule later this week showing the current calendar for the repaints.     In most cases, the painting will happen as part of an aircraft’s ‘D’ maintenance check which the most intensive of all the checks that aircraft go through.

 

The first regional jet carrying the new look.   Photo courtesy of Lufthansa.

 
Related:   Lufthansa Unveils New Livery On 747-8i
 
 

VIDEO Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Taking Off From Frankfurt Wearing The New Livery

VIDEO Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Taking Off From Frankfurt Wearing The New Livery

On February 8, Lufthansa’s D-ABYA took off from Frankfurt for a day-long tour of German airports to show off the new livery design unveiled by the airline earlier in the week.

I was fortunate enough to be part of a photographer group that received special permission to be on the infield of the airport to catch her taking off.   This video captures the moments that she pulled away from Frankfurt.

As you watch the video, you’ll hear a slighty annoying ‘machine gunning’ noise.    That is my camera’s shutter going off while I was taking pictures.  I had a Go-Pro mounted on my flash-shoe so that I could take photos and capture video at the same time.

Enjoy!

 

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Images of D-ABYA’s departure from Frankfurt

Images of D-ABYA’s return to Frankfurt


HERPA Limited Edition Desktop Model Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Dressed  In New Livery

HERPA Limited Edition Desktop Model Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Dressed In New Livery

One of the many surprises that awaited me in Frankfurt included a gift from Lufthansa of a Limited Edition desktop model of D-ABYA.   The 747-8i that was the first aircraft to carry the new livery design.   There’s also an A321 carrying the colors as well, but the 747-8i is the one that stands out for me.

The kit is not yet available but when it does hit the shelves it’s bound to become a fan favorite.    The model that I was given is a 1:400 scale and as I mentioned earlier, will be produced in limited numbers.    The model came packaged in a heavy duty box with thick foam protecting the aircraft.   In addition, a sturdy metal stand is provided to set the airplane on if you want it raised off the ground.

Here are a few shots as I was unpacking her….


The model came with a card indicating that this was number 201 of the Limited Edition

Safely packaged in heavy foam.   When unpacking, please watch for a tiny screw that is beneath one of the stand pieces.   The screw is used to assemble the stand.