Freshly painted jet joins growing list of specially painted United Airlines aircraft
Special liveries have become all the rage at major airlines over the past couple of years. We’ve previously highlighted American Airlines heritage fleet that features paint schemes from airlines that it has acquired throughout its history. Just last month American also painted an Airbus A321 in a special theme to honor those who have struggled with cancer. Last week, Alaska Airlines unveiled a Boeing 737 in a Pixar theme with Toy Story characters too. As avgeeks, we can’t say that there is anything wrong with this trend!
These new special colors honor women artists and the states of California and New York
On Monday, United Airlines officially unveiled their second specially painted aircraft in a series called Her Art Here. United says the effort is meant to encourage women artists and increase the visibility of their artwork.
“While 51% of today’s artists are women less than 13% of art on display in museums is by women artists according to The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Having their designs painted on a plane (roughly 3,666 times larger than the typical 18’ x 24’ canvas) provides these women with a traveling canvas that will fly 1.6 million miles a year, or 476 cross-country trips on average.”
The newly painted Boeing 757 features the Golden Gate Bridge highlighting the airline’s connection to San Francisco along with an artist inspired beach scene from Southern California.
New York -Themed United 757 also Introduced Last Month
The first Her Art Here jet was revealed last month. It featured scenes from New York City. According to United, the one-of-a kind, woman-designed aircraft was painted in Amarillo, Texas. The Boeing 757 took 17 days, 10 colors, 250-plus gallons of paint and approximately 4,100 hours to complete the job from start to finish. New Jersey native Corinne Antonelli designed the special scheme as a tribute to the New York/New Jersey region and the Newark Liberty International Airport hub we serve there. This plane features iconic imagery from the two states, including the Red Mill in New Jersey, the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty, as well as a globe to signify our worldwide network.
Her Art Here 757’s join a small sub-fleet of other specially painted United jets
United has less specially painted aircraft than American, Alaska or Southwest Airlines, they do have a number of unique aircraft. On the next page, we’ll highlight our favorites.
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