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Photo Gallery: JetBlue Goes Green with a NY Jets-Themed Airplane

Where: JFK International Airport [map], New York, NY, United States
October 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM | by | Comments (3)

So JetBlue was like, "hey, we're throwing a little party with cheerleaders, buffalo wings and cookies and oh, it's going to be in our hangar and oh, the star of the day is a new plane." So duh, we hightailed our butts out to JFK today and caught the grand unveiling of JetBlue's first non-blue livery, done in honor of the NY Jets football team.

JetBlue is a sponsor of the team and this bird's first commercial flight will whisk the team, some lucky fans and JetBlue employees to Denver this weekend for the Jets versus Broncos game. After that, you'll see it hopping from airport to airport as part of the regular JetBlue fleet, but we wonder—will the other JetBlue planes pick on it for being different?

Real flight crew met the Jets' "Flight Crew," aka the cheerleaders, and we bumped into the guy who paints all the JetBlue planes. So how did they get this plane so perfectly matched to the team's colors? Pantone, of course. Some 600 gallons of Pantone color-matched paint were used to paint up this baby, an Airbus A320, and somehow they kept the look of the plane a big secret until today. Said one JetBlue crewmember at the event today: "people will be trying to take pictures with it out on the tarmac!"

Plane Spotters, mobilize! She'll be landing for sure at Denver International this weekend as we said, but otherwise watch for the Gang Green girl at your nearest JetBlue-served airport.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]

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Direct Flights to Revis Island

Do not pass go, do not collect $100. More than other partnerships, this one feels special. I mean, they're the JETS for crying out loud!

H-A-T-E JETS JETS JETS

Despite my dislike for the Jets, this is pretty cool. It's even cooler that they could paint a whole plane without anyone sneaking a peek before the big reveal.

sneaky peeky

Jan, the JetBlue guy who's in charge of painting the planes, says that because of plane spotters angling for first peeks at new livery, planes get moved around in the cover of darkness. HA. So secretive.

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