|Registration: VH-VXB |
Yananyi means going or travelling. The Yananyi Dreaming design features radiating pathways leading to the symbol of Uluru depicted as a physical form surrounded by Kurkara (desert oak trees) and as an abstract representation of concentric circles. Blue hills (Tali) rise from the desert landscape, Mala (wallaby) tracks are imprinted on the sand and Lungata (blue tongued lizard) basks in the sun.
Yananyi Dreaming is the third Qantas aircraft to be painted with an Aboriginal design.
It took 29 painters around 2,000 man hours at Boeing's Seattle headquarters working in shifts over six days to paint the Balarinji/Kulitja design onto the aircraft fuselage. Around 200 large stencils of seven millimetre thick plastic measuring 1.27m by 3m were produced to define the overall design. Laying out the more intricate designs of salt bush trees, desert sand areas, Qantas logo, tracks, aircraft registration and fleet numbers took 63 pieces of nylon stencil ranging in size from 0.5m by 1.5m to 1.25m by 5.6m, each of which could be used only once. Around 484.5 litres of paint were sprayed.