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JetBlue Honors New York City Firefighters with Special Plane Design

@SamShankman

Oct 23, 2013 1:40 pm

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JetBlue is working hard to make the most of its base in one of the world’s largest travel hubs by creating a top-notch terminal at JFK and honoring the locals that make its operations possible.

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JetBlue CEO Dave Barger and FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano revealed this aircraft to JetBlue crewmembers, friends and family and FDNY personnel on October 23 at JetBlue’s JFK Hangar.

The jet is bright red.

JetBlue, the only major airline based in New York, has enjoyed a close relationship with FDNY for years.

The Boston Red Sox is also part of JetBlue’s exclusive legion of partnership aircraft.

The Jets football team is also part of JetBlue’s exclusive legion of partnership aircraft.

JetBlue Airways honored its hometown of New York City on Wednesday morning when it unveiled a brand new aircraft design saluting the NYC Fire Department and the FDNY Foundation.

The jet is painted bright red with the FDNY shield on its tail. It will be used on routes throughout JetBlue’s network of 79 cities.

JetBlue is the only major airline based in New York and has worked closely with the FDNY’s non-profit foundation. JetBlue’s release today says that 250 crew members are retired FDNY members, and that the airline has donated more than 40 round-trip flights for firefighters to help other regions.

JetBlue has painted special partnership aircrafts in the past for the Jets, Red Sox, and New York State Tourism.

The time-lapse video below shows how the special design was painted on the jet.

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