15 June 2015

JAL's JA8941

Japan Airlines has retired JA8941 (c/n 28393, l/n 152), and is ferrying the 777-346 from HND to SBD (via HNL) as JA8131. It's expected that this "triple" will parted out and scrapped upon arrival at SBD.

JA8941 was delivered to Japan Airlines in July 1998 wearing the Landor-designed livery, and named "Regulus". In 2004, it was painted in the "Arc of the Sun" livery, and was a logo jet for both Japanese National Olympic Team with "Gambare Nihon" for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens; and for the TV series "Saiyuki" (December 2006 - April 2006). It also was a logo jet for the OneWorld Alliance (May 2007 - February 2008), that JAL is a partner of. The Japanese pop music (J-pop) duo called Kobukuro was represented on JA8941 in the second half of 2009. The ever-popular cartoon character Doraemon was also depicted on JA8941 from February - May 2010. In January 2012, JA8941 was painted in the current Tsuru livery. The last promotional logo decal that JA8941 wore, was for "HelloSmile", a campaign to raise awareness of cervical and uterine cancers, from January 2012 to February 2013.

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Unknown said...

Fuselage sections spotted on trucks in La Grande OR on 9/10/2016