domingo, 28 de junho de 2009

Baptizing "Madeira"

Last 25th June, Binter made an importante marketing operation around here:
It baptized one of its ATR-72 after our island: "Madeira".

The plane: EC-KGJ, oposite to what some press said is not a new plane (it's not old...but it's not brand new and it's not even new on the airline...)

The plane was received on arrival with a salute bath, from the Airport's Fire Department.




The first time I saw a "bath" on a propeller plane...nice effect on the propeller blades...




A salute from the F/O to the Madeira Spotters


Arriving at the stand Alpha 5. Exceptionally was parked by side. Ususally it parks by nose in (as every other plane) and pushes back reversing engines...



Preparing the things...


As you can see, by the door, it's operated by Naysa, also in red, on the back, the alert for the position of the flight recorders... aka Black Boxes.


Ready for the cerimony.
Hum...will that cargo door remain open??


Unveiling the plane's name...and yes, the cargo door remained open...


The final "family" photo:
In the middle the plane's godmother, Dra.Conceição Estudante, Regional Secretary of Tourism and Transportation, sided by Binter's President on the left and Dr.Cunha e Silva, the Goverment Vice-President on the right. As for the others...sorry, absolutely no idea...

By the way...don't wanna be picky but....am I right or am I right? That cargo open door messes up completely with the marketing effect of the moment and photos... It's ugly and hides Binter name...and it wasn't even usefull to shelter the people from the light rain....

3 comentários:

  1. you are absolutely right, the cargo door, the airline name hidden and also the baptized name hidden, they didn't pay attention to this little big details.

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  2. The second shot is AMAZING Rui!...
    Absolutely great!

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  3. A inauguração não sei se foi boa...
    Mas as fotos do baptizado foram, Parabéns, tá excelente.

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