When Virgin Atlantic were looking for a supplier of decorative markings for their aircraft back in 1994, they chose CGI Creative Graphics International as their preferred partner. Due to the challenging nature of applying external aircraft markings, Virgin Atlantic were looking to work with a team with both experience and extensive knowledge of the kind of detailed work required. They chose CGI for their quality products and outstanding service, and haven’t looked back since.
To celebrate our long standing collaboration with Virgin Atlantic, we’ve put together a few of our favourite memories from the past years:
The Original Flying Lady
We’ve been providing Virgin Atlantic with their notorious Flying Lady decal for over 20 years on a mixed fleet of aircraft including Boeing, Airbus and even the modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
In 2010 we produced this decal to promote the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida, on the Boeing 747-400.
We produced and applied this decorative Where’s Wally livery back in 2013 – look at Wally peering through one of the fuselage windows!
We produced this fun Austin Powers livery on the 747-200 back in 2000.
Virgin Galactic’s White Knight
CGI were also chosen to work with Virgin on their extremely exciting project, the Virgin Galactic White Knight – the launch vehicle used to lift the suborbital Spaceship into the atmosphere.
In 2005, to celebrate the 21st Birthday of Virgin Atlantic’s Inaugural flight from London to New York, G-VFAB was repainted into a one-off livery to celebrate this occasion. We supplied both paint masks for the painted elements of the design and the decal for the girl herself, and we were able to transform the aircraft into a very special livery. The original Flying Lady was moved to the rear of the aircraft and quadrupled in size. To celebrate their 21st Birthday, she was holding a glass of champagne which in itself measured 50” high! The shadows and highlights that give the effect of moving fabric were achieved by applying sets of “dot” stencils over the painted area. Dark red dots were used to create the shadows and silver and grey dots were used to create the highlights.
Our long standing relationship with Virgin Atlantic is a testimony to the quality product, service and experience which we at CGI are able to offer. We look forward to many more successful years working together on more exciting projects like these to come!Back to News