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Fri, 20 Sep 2019

SAS Unveils New Aircraft Livery

SAS has unveiled its first new aircraft livery in 21 years.

The new livery extends the blue color of the tail further down the fuselage and onto the engine, while a big silver SAS logo has been added to the front side of the aircraft.

The airline’s new Airbus A350 and A320neo aircraft will be among the first to feature the new livery. In total, as part of the modernization of its short and long-haul fleet, SAS will take delivery of 80 new Airbus A320neo, 5 Airbus A330 Enhanced, 8 Airbus A350, and 3 Airbus A321LR aircraft before the end of 2023.

The roll-out of the new SAS livery to existing aircraft in the fleet will follow the normal maintenance program in accordance to an already scheduled repaint process each 5-6 years.

SAS has unveiled its first new aircraft livery in 21 years. The new livery extends the blue color of the tail further down the fuselage and onto the engine, while a big silver SAS logo has been added to the front side of the aircraft. Click to enlarge.

 All SAS aircraft will feature the new livery by 2024.

SAS has chosen an advanced coating material, provided by AkzoNobel, allowing fewer layers of color to be added. This reduces the weight of the aircraft significantly and translates into fuel savings as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the paint contains less toxins than conventional paint systems, while the increased durability allows for longer intervals between complete repaints.

“The new livery design is a symbol of our future, a more sustainable and competitive future for SAS, but one that also embraces our heritage. Travelers from Scandinavia will recognize their home, while global travelers will encounter the renowned feeling of the Nordics,” said Rickard Gustafson, President and CEO at SAS.

The new SAS livery features several updates, including:

- The previous grey color used on the fuselage has been updated to a fresher shade of grey.

- A big SAS logo has been placed on the side at the front of the plane, in a silver grey tone.

- Analysis and customer feedback showed that the unique SAS blue color is strongly recognized by the community of SAS travelers. The new SAS livery embraces this unique relation between SAS and true travelers by enhancing and extending the blue color of the tail further down the belly of the plane.

- The earlier red engines have now been turned into silver grey and dressed with SAS blue crowns to harmonize with the SAS current visual identity, and to also embrace the connection to the SAS blue for SAS true travelers.

- The word mark “Scandinavian” is still located on the engines, but it is now in dark grey, in order to provide sufficient contrast to the light grey and silver color of the fuselage and to flirt with the SAS interior design color scheme.

- The word “Scandinavian” has also been largely and proudly placed under the plane on the belly as a symbol for SAS’s Scandinavian heritage and for clear visual identification from the ground.

- The Scandinavian heritage is also shown in the three Scandinavian flags that have been updated.

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