Remarks: B-HXM, departing as CX6665 on a test flight before delivery to Aerolineas Argentinas in their smart new scheme. This is the second of Cathay's A340s to be destined for them as B-HXN was also painted a couple of weeks prior to this photo.
Remarks: One of the two planes in the Cathay fleet to have the '100 Years of Aviation in Hong Kong' sticker. It is so small though, that the only people who would ever be able to read it are the passengers in the terminal and whats the bet the majority would not even notice.
Remarks: Avient are always heavy when they leave Hong Kong and this one is no different. Rotating in front of Haeco toward the end of the runway with a fog beginning to appear over the top of the wings with the high angle of attack creating a very low pressure on top of the wings which in turn lowers the temperature of the air. On humid days like today, the dew-point of the air is reached and a cloud is formed.
Remarks: Now all-white with small titles, I wonder how long this 747 will stay in the fleet, especially given the upcoming reorganisation of the KLM Cargo/Air France Cargo/Martinair airlines into a single cargo airline.