Friday, April 12, 2013

PHOTOS: First look at Norwegian Air’s Boeing 787 in red and white livery

Norwegian Air’s first Boeing 787 with its red and white livery
Norwegian Air’s first Boeing 787 with red and white livery
Norwegian Air was scheduled to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner this month, but the much-awaited delivery was postponed as a result of the aircraft’s grounding.

The airline, which is Europe’s fourth-biggest discount carrier, is planning to introduce eight Boeing 787-8s into its fleet in total, with three deliveries this year, followed by another four in 2014 and a final one in 2015.

Initial routes include New York, Bangkok and Fort Lauderdale (Florida), although a revised date for the first handover is still awaited.

But progress is still being made! Check out the photo of Norwegian Air’s first 787 on this page, which has been released by the airline (there’s a whole photo album of images, visit my Facebook page to view them all).

The aircraft has finally been adorned with Norwegian’s red and white livery – a process that took six days in the paint hangar. What do you think of the final result? How does the livery compare to other 787s out there? As always, please feel free to share your comments here, and you can also get in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ - I look forward to connecting with you!

Despite the delays, Norwegian Air is still upbeat about the Dreamliner. In fact, CEO Bjoern Kjos told Bloomberg that he’s looking to purchase even more of them!

This time, he might focus on the larger 787-9 model, and the Oslo-based carrier could even push for discounts as part of delay compensation… can we expect an announcement at Paris Airshow?


  1. As said so many times before ...... why are airlines using design companies for their paint schemes, come on......couldn't they have come up with something better, this is a big thing for Norway as a country!

  2. It may have cost a reasonable amount of money, but it does stand out and will get noticed.

  3. I like the Norwegian Air's livery and tail design. Its very original!

  4. More electric planes, more electric engines... the aviation world needs the sucess of the 787, but ones remains skeptical sometimes about Boeing's capacity of maintaining the supply chain.

  5. Glad to see they gave business to Boeing and not Airbus :)

  6. I cant wait to get a photo of one!!


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