LUFTHANSA is planning to celebrate it’s 60th Anniversary by dressing one of their 747-8i aircraft in a retro-livery set to debut in April 2015.
The livery will be carried by D-ABYS, which will be the 17th 747-8i delivered to Lufthansa. ‘Yankee Sierra’ was chosen as the canvas for the new livery because it’s delivery is scheduled for April, coinciding with the anniversary.
The livery will be the one carried by Lufthansa aircraft from the 1970s through 90s before the introduction of the current livery. For those of you who recall this classic livery, you’ll remember that this livery sported a polished/unpainted aluminum ‘underbelly’. Unfortunately this will not carry forward to the retro livery. However, all other aspects of it will be in place.
To give you an idea of what the aircraft and livery will look like, here is a photo from Lufthansa’s archive showing a classic 747:
H/T to FlyerTalk’s NewbieRunner and Oliver2002.