MORE AEROPLANE PAINT JOBS
Added on: 8th Feb 2015
AIR NEW ZEALAND – ALL BLACKS
To celebrate its sponsorship for the New Zealand All Blacks,
Air New Zealand turned one of its planes quite literally all black,
with the trademark silver fern logo painted at the end of the plane.
Since 2011 they have six planes painted black which are still
in service today.
AIR FRANCE – PEPSI
Yes we know, it’s not a plane, it’s a Concorde! Often seen as a huge
feat in modern aviation, the Concorde hasn’t been short of
amazing paint jobs. In 1996 Pepsi went through a re-brand and
teamed up with Air France to promote themselves. The entire
Concorde was painted blue and proudly showed off the new
Pepsi logo until it was changed in 2003.
QANTAS – WUNALA DREAM
Qantas decided to show off its countries aboriginal culture and
heritage by painting its planes in traditional Aboriginal art.
The first plane was painted in 1994 and 3 more have been painted since.
A team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists helped to create its
extremely colourful designs.
DELTA AIRLINES – PINK PLANE
Delta Airlines showed its support for the Breast Cancer Research
Foundation by painting its planes pink. The first plane was
painted in 2005 and the ribbon logo is located near the front of the plane.
Their support doesn’t just stop there, employees also wear
pink uniforms and sell pink products including pink lemonade
and pink headsets on-board.
BRITISH AIRWAYS – GOLDEN DOVE
To promote the London 2012 Olympics, British Airways held a contest
to design one of its planes for the special event. Out of the many entries
submitted, this was the winning design. It took 39 days to paint the
Olympic dove. Golden feathers are decorated around the plane and
even the jet engines are decorated gold. The logo, which is
traditionally red and blue, is also painted gold.
EVA AIR – HELLO KITTY
In a bid to help the declining tourism industry in Taiwan, Eva Air
teamed up with Hello Kitty to promote air travel. Many of the
cute felines decorate not just the outsides of the plane but even plane
seats, boarding cards, check in desks, uniforms and food. Yes that’s
right, this plane even serves food designed and cut out to look like
Hello Kitty characters.
ETIHAD AIRWAYS – FORMULA 1
Etihad Airways were the official sponsors for the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi
Grand Prix back in 2009. To do their part in the sponsorship,
Etihad decided to decorate one of its planes in the traditional colours of
Formula 1 which are red, black and white with the tail painted to look like
a chequered flag.
JAPAN AIRLINES – DISNEY JET
Japan Airlines has been the official partner of Disneyland Tokyo and
Tokyo Disney Sea Waterpark ever since they opened. Characters such
as Micky Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy grace many of the planes the
airline has decorated. Japan Airlines announced that they plan to paint
six more planes in the future for Disney.