By Joey Gerardi
JetBlue Refreshes Veterans Livery
JetBlue’s special livery that honors our veterans, appropriately named “Vets in Blue” has had a major refresh to its livery. The airline has many special liveries, about 16 of them, all unique and feature colorful designs, some of which pay tribute to groups such as the New York City Firefighters and Veterans while others are a creative way to show off the airline like their Blueprint livery on the airlines Embraer E190 aircraft.
The airline, which has been presenting these full aircraft special liveries since 2010, unveiled the original ‘Vets in Blue’ livery back on Veterans Day in 2014. The new refreshed livery will remain on the same tail number it has since 2014, N775JB, an Airbus A320 that was delivered new to JetBlue in 2009 in the standard livery.
The updated livery will feature a refreshed ribbon, which now goes from the tail section up to the rear section of the wings, unlike the old livery where the ribbon was only near the back of the plane. The plane will still say “JetBlue Honors Our Veterans”, but the titles will now be above the windows instead of under them like before. Perhaps the biggest change and most notable change is the shade of blue they used, on the old livery the main color of the aircraft was a dark blue section of the plane whereas with the new update it features a much brighter blue color.
The old livery was unveiled the same year as when the first USO, United Service Organization Center, was opened at a New York City area airport, which also happened to be located right in JetBlue’s home at JFK Airport, Terminal 5.
Thank you to our Veterans.