There’s nothing quite like getting out on the road and meeting with our airline customers face to face. Today on a beautiful morning, I had the pleasure of seeing Cargolux’s newest 747-8 Freighter join the fleet at its home base in Luxembourg.
Cargolux’s newest 747-8 Freighter arrives with a special livery in Luxembourg.
This delivery was all the more special as the airplane featured a light-hearted decal, which took a comic approach to Cargolux’s slogan “You name it, we fly it.”
The airplane rolling out of the Everett paint hangar. Moa Sigurdardotti photos.
Created by Belgian cartoonist Philippe Cruyt, the decal was commissioned to celebrate Cargolux’s 45th anniversary of operations. It showcases the airline’s ability to carry unusual and oversized cargo using the unique capabilities of the 747-8 Freighter, with a strong dash of humor and just a little artistic license.
This was the largest decal Boeing has ever applied to an airplane and consisted of 460 individual parts.
I think the photos from today speak for themselves, but I want to say a huge congratulations to Cargolux on its latest delivery and its 45th anniversary. And hats off to the team in Everett for pulling off this feat. Check out more photos on the Cargolux Facebook page.
Here’s me speaking with some of the media gathered for the airplane’s arrival in Luxembourg.