MIAMI — JetBlue revealed their newest special livery, dedicated to the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) Foundation, on Wednesday. Hundreds of jetBlue staff and New York City firefighters, many in full dress uniforms, turned out for the official unveiling at the company’s hangar in New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport. The airplane, an Airbus A320, is painted entirely in a fitting fire truck red with the FDNY symbol adorning the tail.
“As a company, we are proud to support the FDNY Foundation – the official not-for-profit of the FDNY established to promote Fire Safety in New York City and the professional development, training, and education of members of the FDNY,” said JetBlue on their BlueTales blog. The aircraft, N615JB, has been renamed “Blue Bravest.”
To celebrate the occasion JetBlue conducted a fly by over the west side of Manhattan at 2,000 feet during the aircraft’s flight back from Roswell, New Mexico.
While JetBlue may have painted one of their planes red, the FDNY chief joking noted that they were not yet ready to return the favor: “I Love that the plane is red, but we’re not ready to paint our apparatus blue.”
Maybe one day.