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Information Design Taken to an All New High

18th February 2010

No-frills South African airline ‘Kulula’ has uncovered, and highlighted, some informative and fun observations about one of it’s Boeing 737’s through a clever piece of livery design.

Although I don’t think I’m too concerned looking at where the black box is located, I’m now in the know where to find the all important ’secret agent code’. Having a (fun) study-up of all things plane-related before boarding definitely beats staring into space whilst waiting for your seat row to be called, any day!

Below are some more descriptions that also feature on the aircraft (in case you miss any in the images):

aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
back door (no bribery/corruption here)
black box (which is actually orange)
boot space
cargo door
cockpit window tagged as the sun roof
emergency exit tagged as the throne zone (more leg room baby!)
engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
galley (cuppa anyone?)
galley (food, food, food, food…)
landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)
overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
rudder (the steering thingy)
seats (better than taxi seats)
selection of windows tagged as kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
tail (featuring an awesome logo)
windows (best view in the world)
wing #1 and #2
ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) tagged as secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)

Images courtesy of shanairpic, Flickr.

Louise Published by Louise 18th February 2010