Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

LATAM flies new livery 767 to collect Olympic flame

Download: Printable PDF Date: 03 May 2016 02:14 category:
Publisher:
LATAM flies new livery 767 to collect Olympic flame - Airlines publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: Flightglobal

The first LATAM Airlines Group aircraft painted in the carrier’s new livery will arrive in Brasilia tomorrow morning bearing the Olympic flame.

The Boeing 767-300ER, registration PT-MSY, departed Rio de Janeiro for Geneva on 1 May on a non-revenue flight to collect the Olympic flame. It will depart Geneva today at 22:45 and arrive in Brasilia tomorrow morning at 06:30. Two Brazilian Air Force fighter jets will escort the aircraft, says LATAM.

The aircraft is painted in LATAM’s new livery, with a few special touches to reflect Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics. The 767, which formerly flew in TAM colours, was built in 2012, Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer shows.

Asset Image

LATAM says the Olympic flame, which is never extinguished, will be transported in the 767’s passenger cabin. It will burn in four closed lamps fuelled by kerosene. Four pilots and nine flight attendants will crew the flight. About 100 passengers, including members of the 2016 Olympics organising committee, LATAM executives and athletes, will be on board.

LATAM unveiled its new livery late last month, after it announced in 2015 a new branding integrating both LAN and TAM. The carrier’s combined fleet will be entirely repainted by 2018.



Loading comments for LATAM flies new livery 767 to collect Olympic flame...


Recommended

Lilium makes a series of key hires from Airbus 
 and Audi

Lilium, the disruptive aviation startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service, has announced today a series of key appointments. Mirko Reuter, formerly Head of Automated Drivi...

Singapore Component Solutions and Liebherr sign MRO cooperation agreement

Joint venture between Sabena technics and AFI KLM E&M finalize a partnership agreement with aerospace OEM around heat exchanger maintenance and overhaul. Singapore Component Solutions (SCS), a...

Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years by commemorating its first commercial flight and with human mosaic

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, today marked 15 years since its inaugural commercial flight to Beirut on 12 November 2003.  In a fitting tribute to the first flight, guests tr...

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medic...