It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art.
This week, I’ve been going into the archives for some other photos, and I found this image on the way – a United Airlines Airbus A320 painted in the classic “Blue Tulip” livery.
United Airlines operate a fleet of 96 Airbus A320 aircraft. It makes a substainal size of the narrow-body fleet, with the airline also operating the Airbus A319, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737-900, Boeing 737-900ER and Boeing 737 MAX 9.
This aircraft – N401UA is a 27 year old vetran of the United Airlines fleet. It joined the airline in November 1993. It has stayed within the United Airlines family since it joined and at one point, operated for Ted (the ex low-cost brand), later being assigned back to the fleet.
N40 1UA today operates in the White, Blue and Gold United post-merger livery, operating both US Domestic and short-haul international destinations.
More airplane art next week!
- Camera: Canon 50D
- Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 A09E
- Settings: ISO100, 28mm, 1/250 at f6.3
- Shot in October 2011
- Shot aboard a United Airlines A320 departing O’Hare for Washington Dulles – Classic Review here
- Processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic, using Camera RAW 13.1 (It’s amazing what a modern engine can do to a nearly a 10 year old photo).
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