Archive for May, 2010

Swiss with Special San Francisco Livery

To celebrate its new non-stop route between Zurich and San Francisco, Swiss International Air Lines has come up with a colourful “flower power” San Francisco livery on one of its Airbus A340-313X (HB-JMJ).

The final design was chosen from a selection of three by the readers of the 20 Minuten daily paper. Around 30000 readers voted, and their choice will remain on the aircraft for more than a year.

Swiss San Francisco Flower Power Peace Livery

Swiss also launched a special website for this event. At http://www.singfrancisco.com you can find wallpaper, ringtone and screensaver downloads as well as further information and a singing contest.

Customers aboard the “San Francisco” aircraft can expect a further highlight inside. HB-JMJ is the first of SWISS’s A340s to be equipped with the new SWISS Business cabin, with its unique seating arrangement and the generous space it provides and seats that feature an innovative air cushion whose firmness can be swiftly and flexibly adjusted to individual wishes, to name just two of the new cabin’s many benefits. Under current plans, a second A340 should have the new SWISS Business cabin installed by mid-July, enabling the new Business Class product to be offered to travellers on all Zurich-San Francisco flights.

Image / Source: Swiss

Video - Boeing C-17 - Tactical Approach

I just came across that great video on YouTube. It’s demonstrating a tactical approach into Naval Air Landing Facility San Clemente. It’s fun to see how they use the thrust reversers in flight to massively reduce speed…