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  1. Anonymous

    Appreciate the info. But… Livery typically means the horses, cars, in this case planes in the stable, this comes from livery stable. I started your article because I thought United was going to update their planes.
    In Europe it is a uniform. Sorry buddy, I could barely read your article because it was the wrong word.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi @ Dave, and thanks for reading!

    I think I’m confused by your clarification. The exterior paint job of an airplane is more or less universally referred to as livery, for exactly the reasons you mentioned, and was indeed the topic of the article.

    Uniforms are what people wear, which I also think was referenced in the article. I’ve never heard a European (or anyone) refer to an airline paint scheme as a “uniform”.

  3. David W


    British Airways (a European airline) refers to their paint scheme as a livery, as clearly stated in this article from their media center: [URL][/URL]

    Lufthansa (another European airline) also refers to their aircraft paint scheme as a livery, per an article from their newsroom [URL][/URL]

    Can you please tell us which airline refers to their paint scheme as a uniform? I’m honestly quite interested.

  4. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 63749, member: 29″]
    Can you please tell us which airline refers to their paint scheme as a uniform? I’m honestly quite interested.[/QUOTE]

    I think the OP was saying that airline uniforms as worn by the crew are collectively referred to as livery (I have heard such usage for uniforms in other hospitality industries – often for chauffeurs, servants, etc.).

    See: [URL][/URL]
    And: [URL][/URL]

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