First Boeing 767 with new corporate livery arrivesThursday 3 November 2011
30th October 2011 – Air Seychelles first Boeing 767 aircraft painted in the national airline’s new corporate livery arrived on Monday evening from Abu Dhabi, where it had undergone two weeks of repainting works on its fuselage.
Air Seychelles CEO, Bram Steller has said : “ The new livery forms part of a new and recently launched corporate branding of the national airline where vibrant and tropical colours have been used to blend in with the natural beauty and environment of the Seychelles.This is also seen as our contribution to promote these islands as a long-haul tourism destination,”.
The colours used on the tail end are commonly associated with the Seychelles blue, green, red and white. These striking colours with the abstracted images of the birds and leaves are aimed at evoking the Seychelles’ Creole spirit and blend in with the airline’s tagline –“ Flying the Creole Spirit ”.
Launched to major tour operators, travel agents and representatives at Top Resa in Paris in September, the new livery also promotes the magnificent ecosystem that Seychelles boasts and to signal Air Seychelles support for a greener Seychelles and a greener Earth.
The new logo, which is in the form of a fluid organic shape like that of a leaf, has been painted on either side of fuselage with a more modern, fresh and expensive image of the trademark pair of Fairy Terns embedded on.
The wordings “air” is in a lighter blue to signify the sky, while “ Seychelles” in a darker blue to signify the ocean that appears at the centre of either fuselage sides.
The re-painting of S7-AHM, named Vallee de Mai was carried out by the ADAT company, during which a team of technicians and engineers worked throughout day and night to ensure that the repainting work was completed on time.
Air Seychelles Deputy Director for Technical Operations, Jean Laporte explained that the national airline has good working relations with ADAT as the B767 fleet carry out their maintenance programme with the same company.
The repainting works included a complete application of fresh paint after stripping the old paint from the fuselage, a rub down on the wings and tail, rudder balancing and the re-weighing of the aircraft.
Air Seychelles plans to have the new livery painted on a second B767, early next year.