Northern Pacific Airways has rolled out its freshly painted Boeing 757 and shared plans for its operations.
The event took place on January 18, 2021, on the premises of San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), California. Northern Pacific’s 757 was showcased in a hangar belonging to Certified Aviation Services, a company that provides MRO services to the airline.
The aircraft has been painted with a black and white livery, which, according to the company, is meant to reflect the Alaskan wilderness.
The livery also featured a black outline around the cockpit windows, a feature associated with the latest generation of Airbus aircraft, such as the A350 and A320neo.
The aircraft was first delivered to UsAir in 1995. According to Planespotters data, it has also flown with US Airways and American Airlines (A1G) (AAL).
Northern Pacific Airways hopes to use long-range narrow-body aircraft, such as the 757, to connect destinations across the US with East Asia via their hub in Anchorage, Alaska.
The startup was launched by regional airline Ravn Alaska. In September 2021, the company purchased its first Boeing 757-200, and secured the purchase of several more jets of the same model.
Production of the Boeing 757 stopped in 2004, and the model is being phased out by many airlines, making it relatively cheap to acquire.
According to Airways Magazine, Northern Pacific’s CEO Rob McKinney revealed that the airline is looking forward to obtaining modern aircraft soon and is currently in talks with both Boeing and Airbus regarding the 737-9 MAX and A321XLR. While both aircraft possess similar passenger capacity to the 757, they each boast a greater range.