It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Griffith

It’s not a bird, it’s not a plane. It’s Griffith. 

The name will soon take to the skies after Qantas announced it would be renaming an aircraft after Griffith. 

A Qantaslink spokesperson said the naming was part of a project to highlight regional and rural Australia

“We’re proud to see another of our Q300 aircraft sporting the updated Kangaroo logo has now taken to the skies,” she said. 

“Customers and plane-spotters should keep an eye out for the repainted aircraft, now named ‘Griffith’.”

Naming our regional fleet after regional cities and communities is a great opportunity to encourage travellers to explore more of Australia.” 

The the Griffith aircraft is a QantasLink Q300 with registration VH-SBJ. 

Each aircraft takes around 12 days to repaint with 16 people and a total of 1100 labour hours per plane. 

The process involves stripping the existing paint, leaving the aircraft with a silver shell ready to be refreshed with a white base colour, followed by the iconic red tail, wording, shading, and silver bands.