Behind the Scenes: How Boeing Delivered Air New Zealand’s First 777-300ER

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  1. wijomas
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    A fantastic article by David Parker Brown at Airline Reporter:

    Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-300ER was recently delivered to the airline, then flown to Los Angeles before heading to Auckland. Being able to show off the new interior was quite exciting. This was a huge deal for Air New Zealand, Boeing and airline geeks around the world. Boeing and Air New Zealand worked hard to make sure the hand over was not a small celebration and I wanted to share what happens behind-the-scenes on a VIP aircraft delivery.

    The event really started the day before the delivery. Boeing employees, Air New Zealand guests, the media and other VIP's were invited to take a special tour of the Boeing factory and attend a celebratory dinner. Due to scheduling I had to choose to either take a tour of the factory (which I have done quite a bit previously) or take a ride down to LAX on the new plane. Needless to say, I didn't make the tour...
     
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    Tell us more....
     
  3. Bundy Bear
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    I don't think Wijomas made the tour, the thread is a link to a story of someone who was on the delivery flight.

    Thanks for the link.
     

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