Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Air Freight Only Cargo Carrier Celebrates with Artistic Flourish

45th Year of Trading Calls for Special Livery
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LUXEMBOURG – Europe’s largest freight only carrier, Cargolux, has this week revealed a specially decorated, newly delivered, Boeing 747-8 freighter, its 13th such aircraft. The carefully crafted livery is in celebration of the cargo company’s 45th anniversary and the artistic touch is the work of Belgian cartoonist Philippe Cruyt.

The aircraft, LX-VCM and named ‘City of Redange-sur-Attert’, was handed over at Boeing’s Seattle plant on September 28 and landed in Luxembourg with a full load of cargo the following day. Cargolux says that the anniversary livery on LX VCM that depicts in a humorous way the many facets of air freight shipments, routinely handled by the company every day and points out the decal is the biggest ever applied to an aircraft by Boeing.

Phillippe Cruyt was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1962. He has already illustrated a range of successful educational books on air freight and environmental topics, published by Cargolux in the early 2000s, as well as advertising and safety campaigns, calendars and posters for the airline. In addition, he has illustrated a range of books as well as published his cartoons at various exhibitions throughout Europe.

Currently, Mr. Cruyt divides his professional time and energy between cartoon illustrations for children’s and educational books or designing communication messages with a touch of humor. When he is not drawing, Mr. Cruyt plays clarinet and tenor sax in his jazz group, The Creole Shakers Trio.