Gulf Air Retro 787

 
Boeing 787, A9C-FG, has been painted in a retro scheme to mark the airline’s 70th anniversary. AirTeamImages.com/Dipankar Bhakta

The next Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Gulf Air, A9C-FG (c/n 39986), has been painted in a retro livery similar to that worn by the carrier’s Vickers VC10s, Lockheed L-1011 TriStars and Boeing 767s. Adorning the jetliner’s rear fuselage are markings celebrating the airline’s 70th anniversary and decals promoting the Bahrain Grand Prix.

His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, the Bahraini minister of industry, commerce and tourism, and chairman of Gulf Air’s board of directors, said: “It gives me great honour to reveal this special livery which would defi nitely resonate nostalgically with our global audience. The revival of this livery is a homage to our resilient national carrier as it celebrates being one of the fi rst carriers in the Middle East and how it continues to connect the Kingdom of Bahrain to the world.”

The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered jet has been confi gured in the same 278- seat, two-class confi guration as have the six previous examples that have already been delivered to the Bahraini carrier. It plans to receive 21 examples of the 787-9 Dreamliner, of which fi ve will be leased from DAE Capital.