Beautiful new livery on this Air India Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS which carries the name Sanchi. While accelerating on runway 18 some nice condensation in the engines is showing up! This aircraft is quite new to AI and the first with the new design. It was delivered to Air India on Sept. 22, 2007.
This aircraft is number 1,025 of all 747 that were built and has the construction number 25,703. The first flight took place on Mar. 16, 1994. On Mar. 30th it was delivered to MAS (Malaysian) as 9M-MPG. The code 4H6 stands for the first owner MAS. If Air India was the first customer, it would have been 437.
BTW: this is my most successful aviation photo! ;-) Thanks for 5,000 views as of 03.05.2009! 30,000 views reached on Jan. 20, 2015.
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