Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Sir Frank Williams AirAsia Airbus A320

Earlier today AirAsia officially unveiled their Airbus A320 painted in the livery of the Williams Formula One team. The aircraft is christened the 'Sir Frank Williams' after the founder and team owner.

It does look impressive up close. Members of the public were invited with the media for this special occassion. Regional contest winners from a promotion that AA ran were flown in from Thailand and Indonesia to also attend this occassion.

Drivers Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima were on hand to add the 'glam' factor. Seen here with AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes and AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani.

Malaysian and international shutterbugs turned out in force. Probably the novely of the first ever Formula One team livery painted on an aircraft.

My first time actually taking a picture of the AA girls for the blog. The girls flanking the two in uniform are wearing AirAsia's new range of Williams/AA apparel.

Nico, Kazuki and Tony unveiling the name of Sir Frank Williams on the Airbus A320.

'Captain' Nico Rosberg ready to try out another type of vehicle.



Cool pic of the new Williams acft - ah lim

Chindiana said...

Ah Lim!!! Welcome back bro! Home the new line of work is taking off well!

Actually the first pic is taken from a plane spotter web site. Only the rest are mine.

Han Solo said...

Excellent marketing strategy. Wonder how much AA pays :-)

Chindiana said...

This one I'm really not sure! Could be more that the Man Utd sponsorship.

Nex said...

Man U sponsorship, now F1 sponsorship. Not bad for a 'budget' airline.

And best part is, AA is using their own money and not the Rakyat's...what a slap in the face for MAS

ah lim said...

Progress is a little slow but heck, I have the time man! Haha!

Eh bro, you take from ppl's website where is the credit lar.

Maybe they didn't pay for it, maybe they ask the other Williams sponsor to pay for it :P Since RBS, at&t, Lenovo, Petrobras, Philips and Reuter's brand are all splatered on the plane's body.

Chindiana said...

Ah LIm! chill ler. I always credit excet this time around I forgot where I got the pic from. Jangan marah ye?

And no, they didn't get any of the teams sponsors to pay.