JetBlue planes’ new look to make appearance on Reagan commuter flights

WASHINGTON — JetBlue is rolling out a new paint scheme for its fleet of Embraer E190 commuter jets, called the backbone of service for JetBlue at airports, including Reagan National and Boston’s Logan Airport.

The 100-seat jets are being painted two-tone blue from nose to tail, with white outlines of what corresponds with what’s inside the plane, including overhead bins, passenger seats, landing gear, jet engines and even the pilot’s yoke.

The paint design is meant to show the “bones” of the E190, recreating aviation, nautical and space exploration vehicle cutaway diagrams and a sort of mechanical X-ray.

The first Blueprint JetBlue plane debuted at Boston’s airport. JetBlue says it took nearly two weeks to paint at a facility in Quebec.

JetBlue is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month. The discount carrier operates 925 flights a day in the U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America.

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