DALLAS – Southwest Airlines has painted a Boeing 737-800 with 50 stars and 13 stripes, in celebration of the airline’s 50th anniversary. “The word ‘freedom’ has significant meaning to the People and history of Southwest Airlines,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines’ Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, inMORE HERE

NEW YORK – The Eastern Airlines brand is taking another trip. Eastern was once once of the best-known carriers in the U.S., filing for bankruptcy in 1991. Later, the name was acquired and revived, only to fold again. This January, a new group revived the brand. The first flight wasMORE HERE

Uniforms are the original way to rebrand an institution. From Roman soldiers to Olympic athletes, clothes make the man. And the woman. And the institution. Alitalia figured this out in a stylish rebranding. Late this spring, the national airline of Italy unveiled a new branding campaign with its central identity createdMORE HERE

As the U.S. retires the last C-141 StarLifter, Lockheed-Martin issued a press release, the sure sign of a company that values its history, as it is currently making the C-130J modernizing the C-5 Galaxy. The aircraft, used from Vietnam to Iraq as a transport, debuted in 1967; the retired HanoiMORE HERE

MIAMI – The late Sylvester “Pat” Weaver, the innovative NBC president responsible for the Today and Tonight shows, had a saying about Today. It was a show you could not kill, no matter what. Bad hosts, bad producers, off stories, competition..no worries! It was such a good idea that itMORE HERE

DALLAS – There are few airlines with more pluck and fashion than the late Braniff. Braniff was a Texas-sized operation, with a very important sense of itself and a verve and passion that matched the exuberance and stylishness of the state. With its Alexander Calder painted planes and Pucci-uniformed stewardessesMORE HERE