vintage airline logos
 
vintage airline logos
may 06, 2009

vintage airline logos

executive jet aviation

as well as having an extensive archive of airplane designs the museum of flight website boasts a collection of almost 150 ‘vintage’ airline logos. of course a large number of them feature the birds, wings and fins you’d expect but there is also some unexpected iconography in the mix.

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vintage airline logos trans brasil

via onpaperwings

  • Does anyone have more

    airline freak
  • those are popular color in Brazil Viewing them in the contes and in the tail of the plane they just look like another logo

    cezare
  • Trans Brasil’s color actually come from a long tradition of representing the “different colors of Brazil”.
    The predecessor of this livery was a different two-color combination to every single airplane, each representing a Brazilian natural resource or aspect.
    The “rainbow tail” came on the early 80’s to bring them all together.
    It used to be a very nice airline, BTW. Too bad it’s gone now.

    [url=http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-(British-Air/Handley-Page-HPR-7/1353118/&sid=9eb7c5f8fc1fdf79ea23f78ea74d9e81] Handley-Page Dart Herald in the 60’s/70’s livery[/url]
    [url=http://www.airliners.net/photo/TransBrasil/Boeing-767-2Q4/0174603/&sid=9eb7c5f8fc1fdf79ea23f78ea74d9e81] Boeing 767 in the “rainbow tail” livery”[/url]

    Also, I’m really curious: why was that unexpected?

    Jim
  • Air France ‘Where mythical beasts meet Wireless signals’…

    Aaaah!
  • i like the one of airfrance. what a change!
    when i saw the trans brasil one i also thought “Gay Airlines?”

    mauricio
  • Doesn’t the rainbow stand for ‘PEACE’

    S
  • the rainbow has only been a gay rights symbol since the 70s.

    sam
  • Nice logos. Really appreciate the ones of Air Afrique and Garuda Indonesia.
    And indeed, Trans Brasil is quite unexpected 🙂

    MJW
  • The first one is awesome!

    BillyGene
  • “trans” brasil is surelly unexpected… or not?

    freel6ncer

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