Photos of the Week: Blue by Design

JetBlue’s intricate ‘Blueprint’ jet unique among special livery aircraft

By BlueSkyStaff

Published December 4, 2023

Read Time: 2 mins


JetBlue has become well known for the various tail patterns on its planes.

But the airline also boasts a series of colorful special livery aircraft—particularly on one Embraer E190 in the carrier’s fleet.

Named Blueprint, this eye-catching plane showcases the so-called “bones” of the 100-seat E190 to anyone curious about what the inside of an aircraft looks like.

Blueprint brilliantly illustrates the many parts that make up the technical and fanciful aspects of air travel. The livery includes depictions of passengers sitting in seats, the yokes inside the cockpit and even nearly 50 items “hidden” inside onboard luggage.

Painting the Blueprint livery was no easy feat. According to JetBlue, it took nearly two weeks to complete. The design is one of the airline’s most intricate for a special livery aircraft.

Blueprint debuted in 2017 at JetBlue’s hub at Boston Logan International Airport. According to JetBlue, Blueprint operates on routes served by the airline’s E190 fleet, which includes PIT.

That’s how Steve Ekerson was lucky to snap this photo of Blueprint parked on PIT’s Concourse B prior to a morning trip up to Boston. Use this up-close perspective to identify some of the fun items Blueprint’s “passengers” are flying with.

Passengers are also treated with stunning views of Boston while arriving or departing from Logan International Airport. Renee Farrow timed this photo right on her JetBlue flight with a shot of the city and harbor while departing from Boston.

Thanks, Steve and Renee!

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A JetBlue flight departs from Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo submitted by Renee Farrow)

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