The Next Generation Boeing Dreamliner Jet Looks Stunning In Black

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  1. gregm

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    Boeing is getting ready to put the extended version of its Dreamliner jet into service, and it created a special paint job for the occasion.
    The 787-9 will fit more passengers and offer more range than the 787-8 that's already in service. The first -9 to enter commercial service is going to Air New Zealand, and it looks stunning in an all-black livery.


    Read the rest: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/next-generation-boeing-dreamliner-jet-200800223.html

    The sarcastic person in me thinks the black livery will easily hide the burn marks!
     
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    FYI the color scheme is the NZ proposed new flag (black with silver fern).
     
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    When I search images, I see what looks like half and half black and what looks white. The pics in the article look almost all black except for the leaf and wings and engines.
     
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    Duh, I forgot my question...is the half and half current and all black proposed?
     
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    The proposed national flag of NZ is black with a silver fern. Air NZ livery is already the same as in the photo. Since the picture did not show the whole wings, it's rather hard to tell the dreamliner from their 737's.
     
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    Isn't darker paint heavier as well?
     
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    This has to be current or soon-to-be old?
     

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    And this looks like a 787 so can't be a real photo!? screen-shot-2013-09-20-at-16-20-38.png
     
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    I'd be surprised if the color of the pigment made much difference, but don't know enough about the paint composition.
     
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    You're right, they may be experimenting with the amount of black in the color mix.
     
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    You're right. I should have said painting in general.
     
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    The version with the white front looks pretty stunning as well (I'd prefer that scheme).
     
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    I imagine all black would be very hot in the summer sun.
     
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    I've always liked NZ's black livery since it looks very cool. I remember people called them the "gigantic black d_ _ _ os. :p:D
     
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    That's a sexy looking airplane.
     
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    I cannot take credit for finding this video. It was linked from one of the blogs, and I hope it's ok to put here as well:
     
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