Pictures: Air New Zealand’s Beech 1900D painted all black

A Beech 1900D operated by its subsidiary Eagle Air is the latest aircraft in Air New Zealand’s fleet to be painted all-black.

The aircraft entered service on 10 January after it was checked in Eagle Air’s engineering hanger in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Despite the aircraft small size, it took two weeks and approximately 125 litres of paint were used to complete the paint job, said Eagle Air’s general manager Carrie Hurihanganui.

Flying into and out of regional New Zealand everyday, we know that our customers are crazy about rugby. We’re sure this will be a very popular aircraft to be on during the winter months in particular!,” added Hurihanganui.

A second all black Beech aircraft will join in the fleet in late January and a third will be painted in the coming months, bringing the total number of all black aircraft painted to six.

Credit: Air New Zealand

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