Designed in 1969 by the legendary American designer Saul Bass, the United symbol is one of the best known in the world...we're using it in new ways: as a larger-than-life icon, rising upwards. We're also looking to the United symbol for inspiration for the design of everything from ticket counters to flights service dishes. When many corproate symbols are updated, they're simply redesigned beyond recognition or even thrown out. Instead, United's symbol, like the company it represents, is being continuously reinvigorated.
Our symbol means something
According to the dictionary, to united means "to bring together as to form a whole," or "to combine people in interest, attitude or action." At United, we do this every day, in an environment that's in constant motion, whether it's an airport concourse on Monday morning, a maintenance hangar between flights, or an airplane cabin in the middle of the night.
The idea of bringing the pieces together while keeping everything moving -- a design principal called dynamic balance -- is perfectly expressed in United's symbol. It's four component parts come together in one graceful, sweeping whole.
A great corporate symbol is a flag that inspires the people that make up the organization it represents. The United symbol, bigger than ever, moving up beyond the frame of vision, has the ability to do exactly that."
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos