New logo jet for easyJet, Vueling, Eastern Airlines returns, BA gets sharklets & G-BNLL??

While waiting for an Apple Watch and four 1:400 models all in transit time for a quick look at this weeks liveries. Wednesday always seems to be the preferred day of the week for logo jets and yesterday was nothing new. easyJet revealed their 250th A320 series as CEO Carolyn McCall and various Arbus VIP’s traipsed around the delivery centre at Hamburg looking at the aircraft in its new livery with the number 250 up the side made up of 250 small A320’s. I like the new livery, like the 250th and wonder who’ll make it first in 1:400?

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Vueling also announced its partnership with Pepsi. There is a ton of guff about why they are doing it but you can find that out elsewhere, it’s just another cynical “synergistic marketing ploy” as a critic once said. Anywhere is the 1;400 Vueling anything?

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Eastern Airlines announced a return from oblivion that will occur on May 30th, with the inaugural from Miami to BWI. they’re flying an ex-Kenyan 737 but the livery is cool, nice and retro!

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Vietnam Airlines also showed its first 787-9. I don’t know why as it hasn’t been painted but you can see the tail. The only airline scheduled to get the A350 and 787 this year.

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Now there haven’t been many images as yet but this should inevitably spur Gemini on to produce one as it’s BA’s first one with the retrofitted kit.She only came out of maintenance yesterday and this is the first available photo of her, G-EUYY.

CCqFSS7WEAAPZs7.jpg-largeSticking with BA do you recall on 22nd December 2013 when a BA 744 G-BNLL crashed its wing through a building at Johannesburg Airport? Well she was officially written off on 22nd Feb 2014 and removed from BA’s register, the seats were removed (she was planned to stay in service for several years) and off went the engines. A year later and this is what finally happened:

G-BNLL Before the accident
G-BNLL Before the accident
After a detour on the wrong taxiway. Blame the Pilot and the ATC who both got it wrong.
After a detour on the wrong taxiway. Blame the Pilot and the ATC who both got it wrong.
The damage was too severe and went right into the wing root
The damage was too severe and went right into the wing root
Left alone, forlorn and partly dismantled for all the good bits.
Left alone, forlorn and partly dismantled for all the good bits.
The demolition men move in
The demolition men move in
By Mid Feb 2015 she was soon in bits and has now been completely scraped. RIP G-BNLL
By Mid Feb 2015 she was soon in bits and has now been completely scraped.
RIP G-BNLL