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Brussels Airlines contest for a new special livery

Brussels Airlines has a special livery series going featuring icons from Belgian culture.
They’ve painted Airbus A320s to honor the surrealist painter René Magritte and created a special livery to look like the shark submarine from the Tintin story, “Red Rackham’s Treasure.”

 

The other specially painted planes include Trident, the official plane of Belgium’s national soccer team, the Red Devils, and Amare,  dedicated to the Belgian music festival called Tomorrowland,

Now the airline is ready to create a livery for the fifth plane in the series and seeking nominations for the new theme from the public.

Anyone with an idea for which Belgium icon image should be celebrated on the next plane is invited to send in idea.

A jury of well-known Belgians will pick two finalists and then the public will get to vote on the winner. The person whose idea is chosen will get to go behind the scenes to follow the process of painting the design on the plane and get to fly on the maiden voyage of the freshly-painted aircraft sometime in March 2018.

Deadline to submit ideas is August 21, 2017. Here are more details on how to enter the Brussels Airlines contest.

Stuck at The Airport  wishes you good luck!

 

Batman v. Superman – the airplane

Turkish Airlines - Batman v Superman Special Livery 2

The action adventure film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens worldwide on March 25, 2016 and evidently there’s a scene that takes place on a 777 Turkish Airlines plane.

Off-screen, Turkish Airlines is celebrating the movie with specially-painted Batman v. Superman plane, limited edition movie-themed in-flight amenity kits for adults and children and movie-themed in-flight menu items, including branded cookies and cupcakes.

Turkish Airlines - Batman v Superman Special Livery

You’ll have to wait until February 8th for the on-line part of the promotion, which will include an opportunity to enter a contest to attend of one the world premieres.

(Photos courtesy Turkish Airlines)

Hawaiian Air adds art to ground service truck

As Air New Zealand showed us with its Hobbit-themed planes and Alaska Airlines proved with its Salmon Thirty Salmon planes, airplanes can double as great art pallets.

Alaska Salmon-Thirty-Salmon

Now Hawaiian Airlines is going beyond the airplane livery by having artists paint ground service vehicles.

Hawaiian Airlines truck

To mark the airline’s second anniversary serving the New Zealand market, Hawaiian Airlines had street artists BMD ( who prefer that we don’t see their faces or know their names) paint a ground service truck at Honolulu International Airport with images depicting the landscapes, native animals and cultural backgrounds that are common to both Hawaii and New Zealand.

hawaii air

Here’s a video of the team painting over the previous Hawaiian-themed artwork they put on the truck.

Hello Kitty plane saying bye-bye to LAX

EVA HelloKit Hand in Hand Jet runway_CourtesyEVAAIR

Eva Air’s Hello Kitty “Hand-in-Hand” jet that has been flying between Taipei and Los Angeles since 2013 will change routes at the end of October and fly instead between Taipei and Paris.

Eva Airways said the charmingly liveried plane starts the new route  October 29, 2014.

The airline operates a total of four weekly flights between Taipei and Paris and in late October will add the Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet to the regular schedule as BR87 from Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. On the return, it will fly as BR88, CDG-TPE on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Hand-in-Hand Hello Kitty jet, which is painted in a livery that features Sanrio characters holding hands along the length of the airplane, and EVA Air’s five Airbus 330 Hello Kitty-themed jets. which fly within Asia, will also be getting some new themed service items , including new some new Hello Kitty-themed meals.

EVA AIR NEW KIDS MEAL - coming this fall

Hello Kitty economy meal

Alaska Airline’s new Disney-themed airplane

ALASKA AIRLINES Disney plane

Alaska Airlines introduced its fifth Disney-themed airplane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday and this one is decorated with Disney-Pixar’s animated Cars characters Mater, Lightning McQueen, Guido and Luigi.

Here are some factoids about the airplane:

•A 34-member crew worked around the clock for 29 days at Associated Painters
Inc. to paint the plane.

•Painters airbrushed the aircraft with 70 colors and applied more than 10,000 square feet of vinyl graphics to create the characters.

•More than 72,000 linear feet of masking tape was used during the painting of
the airplane.

Fun!