Aeromexico has unveiled the special livery which has been painted into its first B787-9 aircraft.
The exterior design was chosen through a four-week “Design in the Air” competition, which saw over 1,000 entries. The winning entry was created by Mexican graphic designer Jose Manuel Escudero.
The design was painted onto the fuselage of the carrier’s first B787-9 over a nine-day period, and the aircraft has been named Quetzalcoatl, meaning “Feathered Serpent”, a deity of pre-Hispanic Mexico.
Commenting on the livery Aeromexico’s CEO Andres Conesa said:
“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 travellers each year.”
Aeromexico already operates a fleet of nine B787-8 aircraft, and is the second Latin American airline (after LATAM) to fly the B787-9, with a total of six firm orders for the aircraft, plus options on a further four.
The carrier said it would “wait until the plane lands in Mexico to unveil the interior of this new aircraft that will change its customers’ travel experience”.