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BOEING PAINTS UNIQUE 747 FOR ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS

 EVERETT, Wash., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Boeing Commercial Airplane Group:
 All Nippon Airways (ANA), with a little help from Boeing, today introduced a 747-400 aircraft with an exterior paint design featuring a variety of sea creatures superimposed on a huge blue whale.
 The originator of the unique design, 12-year-old Yukie Ogaki, watched as the world's largest jetliner emerged from a Boeing paint hangar at Paine Field near Everett.
 The paint scheme is the result of a national competition in Japan for students under the age of 15, in which more than 20,000 design entries were submitted. The contest was launched in August 1992, when ANA carried the 500 millionth passenger in its history.
 Visiting Boeing from Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Ogaki explained her winning drawing: "I felt sure that whales and other sea creatures would like to swim in a place wider and more spacious than the sea. I drew them on an ANA plane so they can swim in the open sky." She even included some of the animals flying kites, adding to the whimsical nature of the design.
 Yoshinobu Nishikawa, ANA senior vice president and general manager of The Americas, and Ed Renouard, vice president and general manager of the Everett Division, officiated at the rollout ceremony. They escorted Ogaki to the passenger door of the ANA airplane where she signed her name on the masterpiece. She thanked Boeing painters for making her dream come true.
 Boeing Commercial Airplane Group painters spent eight consecutive days, applying one ton of enamel of 12 different colors, to replicate Ogaki's whale design on 25,000 square feet of airplane exterior surface.
 All Nippon Airways will operate the 569-seat aircraft, which it dubbed "Marine Jumbo," on domestic routes in Japan for one year beginning in September. No changes were made to the interior of the aircraft.
 All Nippon said the new design will set the stage for the introduction of inflight service enhancements now under study. These will be implemented on a trial basis on the specially painted aircraft prior to introduction on the entire fleet. ANA also envisages some unique services aboard the brightly painted 747-400.
 The "flying blue whale" will make a special flight over the Seattle area during Seafair festivities on Aug. 1.
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 /CONTACTS: John Dern of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-237-1710, or Tom Fredo of All Nippon Airways, 212-307-2650/
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