The 13th Chinese Zodiac Symbol: Whale 😂 #A380
Very cool to see Chinese numerology play such a significant role in Aviation, specifically the number #8. Across Asia, the number 8 (pronounced: bā) is a lucky number which sounds similar to 發 (pronounced: fā) which means to prosper. To boost manufacturer appeal across Asia, new planes began incorporating the lucky number into its aircraft model and series numbers. Let’s see: A380-8, B787-8, B747-8, B777-8, and the B737-8MAX to name a few. Chinese tradition also considers 9 to be auspicious, which has been used most recently in the A350-9, B777-9, and E190.