N48127, a Boeing 757-244, was delivered to Continental Airlines (CO, COA) on February 25, 1998. On December 16, 2010, she was delivered to United Airlines (UA, UAL) prior to the official merger between the two airlines.
Just last week, on August 31, 2021, she flew her inaugural flight to MCO/KMCO (from EWR/KEWR) in United’s new Evo-Blue Livery.
N48127 was painted at San Antonio International Airport (SAT/KSAT).
On April 24, 2019, United Airlines, Inc. debuted its new, modernized livery. This paint scheme featured an enlarged globe on the tail, bigger font, a new slogan at the nose of all aircraft, a sharper blue color, and a wavy blue line that separates the white upper fuselage from the grey lower fuselage.
The new design features core colors from United’s updated brand palette, which was introduced last year as a step toward updating the brand’s visual identity. Blue continues to be the airline’s primary color, with various tones creating more depth and reflecting the colors customers and employees see when they look out the plane window at the sky. The airline’s new color palette also includes shades of purple, which is most recognizable as the color of the new United Premium Plus seats are being added to the fleet. When combined, the purple and blue tones create a soothing environment and a more relaxed travel experience. In updating its colors, United is reducing the use of gold, which was added to the brand palette almost 30 years ago. United’s new color palette can also be seen in the accent colors of the new uniforms that are being created for more than 70,000 front-line employees.
Personally, I am a huge fan of the new livery, especially on the 757. I was not too fond of it at first, but I fell in love once I saw it in real life. The sharp, vibrant colors give United a whole new look and re-defines the airline’s goals.
What do you think of United’s Evo-Blue Livery?
More Information & Credits
United Airlines - Wikipedia
Boeing 757 - Wikipedia
Evo-Blue Livery Announcement
United Airlines Unveils its Next Fleet Paint Design - United Hub