Airplane paint jobs with character

19 Jan

The ‘Hello Kitty’-themed Boeing 777 that Japan Airlines rolled out last week was just the latest novelty airplane paint job (livery, in airplane speak). Here are some other noteworthy ones, starting with the ‘Hello Kitty’ airplane that Taiwan-based EVA Airbways introduced in 2005.

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All Nippon Airways’ ‘Pokemon Jet Family’ included this U.S. version. Photo: AFP/Getty Images,

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German airline Condor decorated this plane with characters from the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. That’s Condor Chairman Uwe Balser posing with the jet on June 10, 2010 in Berlin.

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Western Pacific Airlines honored ‘The Simpsons’ with this Boeing 737-300, including Marge and her legendary hairdo on the tail. Photo source Photo: Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons / SL

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Digging further back in the cartoon pantheon, Japan Airlines chose Woody Woodpecker for this jet.

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This FedEx Boeing 777 has a giant panda on the side because it carries pandas inside. Here, it prepares to take off from Chengdu, China, with two giant pandas bound for France on January 15, 2012.

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Huan Huan, one of two giant pandas bound for France is loaded onto a FedEx Boeing 777 aircraft at Chengdu airport on January 15, 2012

 

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This Boeing 737 bears the logo of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a depiction of the wish-granting Genie from Disney’s ‘Aladdin,’ marking the parternship between the foundation, Alaska Airlines and Disneyland Resorts.

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