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Article in today's Melbourne Herald Sun: Qantas gets a touch up.

Some slight changes ... described more as a 'nip and tuck'.

Geoff Easdown and Carla Danaher


July 21, 2007 12:00am

DESPITE rumours of its demise, the famous Qantas kangaroo will stay aloft.

But it is getting a nip and tuck.

The Herald Sun believes the new-look roo will better illustrate Australia's native marsupial in full flight and will be seen to be more in keeping with the carrier's coming fleet of Airbus and Boeing airliners.

The decision to tweak the distinctive roo design was triggered by the high-tech materials, mostly carbon fibre, used in the new planes.

The carbon-fibre composites used in the outer skin and on the tail fin of the Airbus A-380 super jumbo and Boeing's smaller 787 Dreamliner are difficult to paint.

This has emerged as a headache for low-cost Qantas offshoot Jetstar, which will take delivery of the first 15 Boeing 787s.


Because of the composite materials in the wings, they will remain white and cannot be painted like the rest of the plane in Jetstar's silver and orange livery. ...
As they are difficult to paint, it seems the tail need to be built with the logos in place.

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serfty said:
Article in today's Melbourne Herald Sun: Qantas gets a touch up.

Some slight changes ... described more as a 'nip and tuck'.As they are difficult to paint, it seems the tail need to be built with the logos in place.

Interesting Photo:
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Thats a pretty small nip and tuck LOL. QF must be laughing at all the speculation that the roo is rumoured to be hopping off...
 
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