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BA's mustachioed A319
If you can't tell by all the weird weather, it's definitely November. And that means Movember! "Movember" (moustache November) has, over the last few years, become more and more popular around the world as a time for guys to grow a moustache to draw attention to prostate cancer and men's health issues. It's essentially the male version of women wearing pink during Breast Cancer Awareness month (which was October), so just as airplanes love to sport pink tails, they too get in the spirit of Movember.
For 2012, four airplanes are sporting moustaches. In order from least to most facial hair:
British Airways' A319 (pictured above)
How much facial hair: A proper moustache in a style the airline calls "the connoisseur."
Why? To up awareness for the airline's November charity initiative to raise more than £80,000 for the Prostate Cancer Charity. It also hits home as BA's former CEO Lord Marshall suffered from the disease.
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means it’s time to wear plenty of pink and donate in support of breast cancer awareness programs. There’s all kind of institutions and organizations to get involved with if you’re looking to get out the word and raise some cash, but it goes without saying that we’re most interested in what the airlines are doing to support the cause.
All the major carriers in the United States seem to be jumping on the pink bandwagon, and Delta leads the way. They’ve had a pink plane flying the skies since 2005 and actually go about raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation by selling pink lemonade and pink headsets onboard. They’re also lighting their administrative building in a nice shade of pink, and of course the flights attendants will be eager to show off their support with pink uniforms.
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You might not be that familiar with Air Malta, but the official airline of the tiny Mediterranean island country is looking to change that as they go through a kind of reboot. Apparently airline officials were sick and tired of their old look, so they hired some designers, ordered some paint, and upgraded the look of their planes.
Air Malta now has a snazzy new livery, as they look to let the world know that they exist. The new look was recently debuted at the Malta International Airshow, and we’ve got to say—we like what we see. The bold colors along the fuselage that run into the tail look pretty good to us, and the large font towards the front of the plane makes it pretty darn clear where this plane is going.
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Here it is—the world’s largest flying fish! We’ve always been a fan of Alaska Airlines and their themed paint jobs, and now it looks like version two of this fishy is ready to go.
The original Salmon-Thirty-Salmon was painted to look like a fish back in 2005, but now the special livery is back and better than ever. The new plane is a Boeing 737-800 and will do its usual thing by taking passengers to here and there, but it’ll also serve double duty by promoting sustainable Alaska seafood through a partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
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Once again it’s time to bust out the colored pencils, crayons, and markers, as it’s time for another airline coloring contest. You might remember that ANA was looking for a few good artists to design their latest livery, and now it looks like another carrier is also recruiting some nifty designs.
Alaska Airlines just announced their own “Paint the Plane” contest, but unfortunately—or fortunately—this one looks to be designed just for the kiddos. The carrier is asking for a little help from the school aged kids over in Hawaii to sketch something that represents the culture, the beauty, and the unique characteristics of the Aloha State.
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You know we’re pretty critical of an airplane’s paintjob, and to be honest we’re still not so sure about the design United picked after merging with Continental. Anyway, it’s now time for everyone to put their crayons and colored pencils to the test, as there’s one carrier actually looking for input when it comes to designing the outside of one of their planes.
ANA is stumped over how to decorate one of their Boeing 767s, so they’re asking for a little bit of assistance. As the airline celebrates its 60th anniversary, they’re looking for a design they can utilize. We’re not sure if they want to paint the plane like a giant birthday cake, but we’ve got to say that’s the first thing that came to mind.
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There’s a lot of hot air exchanged during the campaign season, but if there’s one thing worth paying attention to it’s the campaign planes. Of course President Obama will be utilizing Air Force One to get here and there as he explains his message to supporters and onlookers, but Mitt Romney has an airplane too and it just made its debut.
Following the big pep rally down in Tampa last week, the Romney campaign revealed the look of their 2012 campaign charter planes. The main aircraft is a MD-83 featuring the campaign’s stylized “R” logo on the tail. This is the plane Romney will probably use the most, but Congressman Paul Ryan also has a jet of his own. The Vice Presidential candidate will be flying around in a DC-9 that’s just as old as he is, as the plane rolled off the assembly line back in 1970.
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Everyone enjoys a good airplane livery—especially us—so we were pretty excited to hear that Southwest Airlines was busy gussying up another plane to add to its collection. In the past Southwest has painted planes to look like Shamu and even a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, but this month they’re celebrating yet another state with the special design.
As the airline says, they’re now showing off their “LUV” for Colorado. The plane is one of their Boeing 737-700s done up in a creative version—and interpretation—of the Colorado state flag. The plane was shown off for the first time last week, and even the governor of the state and the mayor of Denver were on hand to check out the big bird for the first time.
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Last week, we showed you the unique paint jobs some airlines have slapped on their planes, specifically for these Summer 2012 Olympics. Well, that's not all of 'em as Russian airline Aeroflot has decided to get into the spirit too; they're just two years early.
You may know that the 2014 Winter Olympics will be centered in the Russian town of Sochi, so it makes sense for the airline to repaint some planes to gain some excitement for the Games while the spirit is high.
The Airbus A320 features the logo for the Sochi games as well as the three mascots, smiling to welcome passengers.
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This week marks the moment most of us have been waiting for after the city announcement came in 2005. This Friday, London will be on center stage as it hosts the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Thousands of athletes from nations all over the world have already been converging on the British city, clogging up the airports with their gear bags.
It very common for the Olympics host country to give their national flag carrying airline a new paint job advertising the world's largest sporting event. We have already talked about what British Airways have done to some of their metal, but it is worth another mention, as well as a highlight of what other airlines are getting in on the Olympic spirit.
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Uh oh. Taiwan's EVA Air better watch its precious Hello Kitty planes in the coming months, as Japanese carrier ANA is reintroducing their Pokémon-painted plane onto routes. It's a cartoon catfight (or rather, dogfight, since we're talking airplanes).
The routes to get the cartoon jet will be domestic within Japan and served by a Boeing 777 sporting the special livery, starring Pikachu.
Believe it or not, ANA has been flying Poke-painted planes since 1999, when a 747 was launched with the livery. They still have one or two of those big babes flying around, and they recently all came together at Tokyo-Haneda Airport for ANA's celebration of the special liveries. Gotta catch 'em all!
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The livery, pictured above and below, is the modern United look, but with the addition of a gold swooped cheatline inspired by Boeing's original Dreamliner paint scheme.
Suspense has been building for the livery ever since last fall, when we dropped by the 787 Assembly in Everett, WA and spotted United's Dreamliner fuselage making its way down the factory line. So, what do you think?