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Air New Zealand Sees Another Airplane and Has It Painted Black

November 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM | by | ()

Apologies if the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" is now stuck in your head...

Let's talk planes. Let's talk about planes painted in, well, jet black. We've already gushed over the cool new(ish) paintjob Air New Zealand has given a few of their jets and now yet another one will be joining the sleek team.

Air NZ accepted the keys to a striking black ATR 72-600 on October 31st—the perfect day, really. Regardless of launch date, we are huge fans of this livery.

The airline has been known for taking rugby very seriously and the planes are one way they pledge their allegiance to their national 'footy' team, the All-Blacks.

The ATR prop plane joins the ranks of a few other midnight-hued aircraft. We've seen an Airbus A320, then a Boeing 777 and then the Beech 1900D (all pictured below). Keep an eye out for the newest little bugger in the Kiwi skies after it takes off from Wellington to Christchurch.

Airbus A320

Boeing 777

Beech 1900D

[Photos: ATR, Simon_sees/Flickr, Boeing, Air New Zealand]

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