Qantas has formally taken delivery of 737-838 VH-XZJ Mendoowoorrji, featuring the airline’s fourth Indigenous Flying Art paint scheme.
Handed over in Seattle on Friday, VH-XZJ is Qantas’s 69th 737-800 and features a scheme based on Paddy Bedford’s 2005 painting Medicine Pocket, which is a representation of the Mendoowoorrjji country in the East Kimberly region of Western Australia. Like the other aircraft in the Indigenous Art series, the scheme was developed in partnership with the Balarinji Design Studio.
“In our studio’s 30th year, it is a privilege to once again work with Qantas on an iconic Indigenous art aircraft. We applaud Qantas for the leadership in supplier diversity and reconciliation,” Balarinji managing director Ros Moriarty said.
The 737 had earlier this month been spotted at Boeing Field wearing its distinct paint scheme. It is due to touch down in Sydney at the end of its delivery flight on Monday morning.