Aircraft liveries

Aircraft livery is a color scheme and drawings painted on the aircraft’s fuselage, tail fin and sometimes wings. For more than half a century of civil jet aviation history aircraft were modestly painted. Polished steel in the middle of the last was later, closer to the end of the century, substituted by white. But in any times there were liveries that were turning aircrafts into the flying masterpieces.

Kulula Air is a South African low-cost airline. Their aircrafts are flying all across the southern half of the African continent and almost every jet plane is painted in their own unique livery. This one is called Camoplane and even bears a slogan on the fuselage: “No one saw us coming”.

Flymango is another one South African low-cost airline. As well as Kulula, they are also painted their website address on the brightly colored fuselage turning their planes into the flying advertisements.

Australian Qantas Airlines and Malaysia Air both love the red color in their Boeing 747’s painting since red is their corporate color. However Qantas painted its 747 with kangaroos and Malaysians — with more widespread poppies.

Japan celebrates its one of the most successful exports — Pokemon animated series with a Pokemon themed jet plane livery.

Alaska Airlines answers “We’re going to Disneyland” with their Disney themed jet.

Turboprops could be colorful too. Here is another Alaska/Horizon example.

Sometimes airlines are giving a totemic animal to every plane. Just like these shark, bull and croc planes of AeroSur. They even have their own names: Sharco, Jacaré (Crocodile) and Super Torismo.

Share your thoughts