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JetBlue’s updated “Vets in Blue” livery (Photo: JetBlue)

JetBlue Refreshes Special 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.

JetBlue’s new “Vets in Blue” livery (Photo: JetBlue)

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.

JetBlue Airbus A320 “Vets in Blue” livery (Photo | Jetblue)

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.

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  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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