Aeromexico presents the special livery of its first Dreamliner 787-9. The aircraft will be named Quetzalcoatl (meaning “Feathered Serpent”) after one of the principal deities of pre-Hispanic Mexico.
This is the first time in aviation history in which a design of this type is painted on an aircraft’s livery, offering a unique fusion of tradition and modernity. The plane left the Boeing Aircraft Paint Hangar after a nine-day process necessary to add all of the original hues and colors featured in the winning design of Aeromexico’s “Design is in the Air” 2014 contest. The design was created by graphic designer Jose Manuel Escudero of the Mexican state of Veracruz.
According to Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa:
“At Aeromexico, we are very excited about the buzz the Quetzalcoatl design has generated. As Mexico’s flagship carrier, this aircraft will become an icon of our fleet and a reflection of what Mexico is today, with culture and tradition represented in what we consider to be one of the most sophisticated creations of modern aviation engineering. We hope this plane will make our country proud. Quetzalcoatl will fly between major airports in Europe and Asia visited by millions of travelers each year.”
The airline has said that it will wait until the plane lands in Mexico to unveil the interior of this new aircraft that will change its customers’ travel experience.