If a black airplane lands at night, do you even see it land at all? Okay that was kinda stupid, but all words pale in comparison to the awesomeness of the newest Boeing 777-300ER to be delivered to fun-loving Air New Zealand. It's the All Blacks-edition jet, the second plane in AirNZ's fleet to be outfitted in the black livery that's an ode to the rugby team All Blacks. One could even say the color is jet black.
The 777 is fresh off the Boeing assembly line in Everett, WA and lucky to start its life as the pimpest-looking plane in the sky. It's actually the largest plane painted noir, as the old Playboy DC-9 is long gone and AirNZ's other black metal is the smaller Airbus A320, confined to domestic itineraries. But this babythis one with its three classes (four if you count the Skycouch)this one is also flying further, like to LAX and London from Auckland.
Look for the plane to hit the tarmac pretty soon. We really REALLY wonder what it's like to watch her land on a full moon night. Curious what's inside? Here's a little glimpse. Now for the multi-million dollar question: does the flight crew softly play The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" during boarding? Because that would be so boss.