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Boeing Announces Return of Seattle Seahawks-Themed Airplane

Airlines & Airports | Donald Wood | July 20, 2015

Boeing Announces Return of Seattle Seahawks-Themed Airplane

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The Seattle Seahawks may have lost the Super Bowl last season, but as preparations for the new season begin, the fanbase will have a strong symbol to rally around: the return of a team-themed Boeing 747 was announced Sunday.

The Associated Press announced that for the second time in the last two years, Boeing has commissioned a special livery theme on one of its 747s that pays homage to Washington State's National Football League team.

The plane-production company revealed the first Seahawks airplane in January 2014 after the team won the National Football Conference Championship, but this aircraft will be a brand-new creation.

You may be wondering why the Seahawks were chosen over other teams. It's simple — Boeing has ties to Seattle. Not only was the company headquartered in the city for many years, it also remains one of the largest employers in the area.

KING5 News and The Score shared images of the Seahawks themed plane on Twitter:

While the paint job on the Boeing 747 is similar to the one from 2014, there are several subtle differences. This year’s livery features the Seahawks logo, a "12" on the tail and the team’s traditional colors.

Boeing and the Seahawks organization have worked together for more than a decade, and the painted 747 will be related to team-themed activities throughout the year. The company will reveal more information on the Seahawk-related activities as the next NFL season approaches.

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