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Livery to honor airlines' employees

Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:27 pm

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what are some of the special liveries airlines painted on their aircraft to honor its employees.

I can remember most recently Delta "Thank You" jet to celebrate amazing profits. I also remember TAM painting a couple of aircraft covered with employees signatures after a major rebranding following the tragedy flight JJ3054.

Do you remember other nice tributes paid to its employee through special livery?
 
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Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:38 pm

 
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Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:40 pm

Alitalia had/has an A320 EI-DTJ which was signed all over with employee signatures.
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:18 am

Turkish had this:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK_BiH1wRlY

A 737-800 (TC-JHL) with the portraits of about 17,000 personnel.
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:28 am

Canadian had a DC10 with employee signatures all over:


And Air Canada had a A320 with employees named used to shape out a maple leaf (in honour of AC's 65th anniversary):
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:34 am

debonair wrote:


The story match the thread but somebody works for the airline at a age of 91 baffles me !
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:05 am

AS had their "Employee Powered" livery for a time, covered with a ribbon composed of the signatures of all employees.

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:25 am

oldJoe wrote:
debonair wrote:


The story match the thread but somebody works for the airline at a age of 91 baffles me !


Another few years and he might have a shot at being top of the seniority list
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:38 am

aerorobnz wrote:
Alitalia had/has an A320 EI-DTJ which was signed all over with employee signatures.


Not only signatures, but short notes from each employee from the looks of it. Unfortunately I can't find a picture that's zoomed in enough to make out the actual text- I'd love to know what these notes say.
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:47 am

Virgin Blue had VH-VBY painted blue with the employees names printed on all the overhead lockers.
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:21 am

Air Asia had 9M-AFD in honor of Bo Lingam who was COO of the group at the time.



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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:33 am

Southwest has their 25th anniversary plane with all the employees names etched in the overhead bins. Those bins are now in one of their HQ buildings. And their bridge at their headquarters has all of the employees names who were employed with the company on 12/31/2017 etched in the glass. This intern who's internship ended on 12/7/17 and became a full time CSA in February 2018 is a little salty he wasn't included in said bridge.
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:55 am

Philippines AirAsia has an A320 (RP-C8972) with pictures of their employees:

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:06 am

N415XJ wrote:
aerorobnz wrote:
Alitalia had/has an A320 EI-DTJ which was signed all over with employee signatures.


Not only signatures, but short notes from each employee from the looks of it. Unfortunately I can't find a picture that's zoomed in enough to make out the actual text- I'd love to know what these notes say.


I can't find photos that are zoomed in enough, but I do remember the #DiscoverAlitalia video campaign they launched at the time, which included clips of employees showing their notes:

https://youtu.be/l9BWu8VG0J4?t=29

https://youtu.be/uZ-oDil3bYU?t=31

https://youtu.be/mgBxN6RY5EE?t=30

More videos here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... erAlitalia
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:17 am

SWISS had their first Boeing 777-300ER in a special livery „Faces of SWISS“.

https://www.swiss.com/worldofswiss/en/s ... -of-swiss#
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:19 am

69bug wrote:
Air Asia had 9M-AFD in honor of Bo Lingam who was COO of the group at the time.



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They had another A320 9M-AFM painted in honour of former chairman Pahamin Rajab, basically the man who made it all happen.

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:19 am

Don't forget the DL "Thank You" livery which has the names of all the employees before the COVID-19 reductions.
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:20 am

Don't forget the DL "Thank You" livery which has the names of all the employees before the COVID-19 reductions in staff.



EDIT: OP already mentioned the DL "Thank You" livery.
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:27 am

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
69bug wrote:
Air Asia had 9M-AFD in honor of Bo Lingam who was COO of the group at the time.



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They had another A320 9M-AFM painted in honour of former chairman Pahamin Rajab, basically the man who made it all happen.



AirAsia X also had 9M-XXA in a "Thank You All Stars" livery. If my memory serves correctly, it had the names of D7 employees throughout the cabin
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:37 pm

Azul has PR-PJN, the first E195-E2, with the airline’s values. In addition, each of Azul aircraft is named by an employee.
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TAM had an A330 and an A320 with employee signatures.
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:19 pm

VS used G-VNAP in a big virgin Atlantic thank you between 2018-2020

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Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:32 pm

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Alaska has (had?) this one with lots of signatures on it



Closeup and a brief writeup here: https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/10 ... ed-livery/
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:19 pm

A3501041 wrote:
TAM had an A330 and an A320 with employee signatures.
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PT-MZL was quite beautiful with all the signatures.
Had the chance to see it at TAM maintenance area in CGH back in 2008.

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:47 pm

airplanenut wrote:
Alaska has (had?) this one with lots of signatures on it



Closeup and a brief writeup here: https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/10 ... ed-livery/


Didn’t horizon have one as well?
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:21 pm

Can't forget about WN's Triple Crown One

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When the plane was a -300, all of the employees names were etched on the overhead bins. Not sure is the new -700 has the same treatment on the interior.

And Silver One, which has since been retired but was dedicated to the employees and the airlines 25th anniversary.

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And I'm not sure if they still do this or not but they had a heroes of the heart plane that was dedicated to a different employee group every quarter or year I think

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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:38 pm

swiss had a special livery for their first 777:



Interesting detail: One of the Flight Attendants with a big portrait is the widow of the captain who died at the Swissair 111 crash.
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:13 pm

Didn't DFW have a billboard honoring the employees who died in the 9/11 attacks?
 
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Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:35 am

airlinepeanuts wrote:
airplanenut wrote:
Alaska has (had?) this one with lots of signatures on it



Closeup and a brief writeup here: https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/10 ... ed-livery/


Didn’t horizon have one as well?

Looks like it, but judging by more recent photos, the livery is gone (I believe the same for the Alaska plane)

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