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Our newest/last B777 arrived a few weeks ago with Olympic livery. Above are a few shots taken by Erik Ritterbach (FRA Air Canada cargo agent/"tail spotter") during a Frankfurt pit stop.
Apparently, it was the biggest and most complex paint scheme for the Boeing paint shop in Seattle, Washington. It took four days round-the-clock involving a 45-person team.
You may see some Air Canada pilots sporting a bright blue/green Olympic themed tie. I have yet to unwrap mine. I'll probably start wearing it closer to Olympic time but I'll have to remember how to tie a tie because they are not clip-ons.
Hi Ken. It's even better now that the Olympics are on. Capt. Doug
All that work in the paint shop was well worth it. I have countless photos of C-FIVS and I get excited every time I see it. Beautiful aircraft.
Thanks Captain Doug!!
Ryan @ CYYZ
Hi Ryan. Rumour has it that was the most extensive paint job Boeing performed. It took a huge team of painters about two weeks to get it ready.
F.Y.I Air Canada no longer has a dedicated paint shop.
We fly the airplanes out to various airports for a fresh coat of paint.
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