(Belga) The Smurfs will adorn Brussels Airlines' fifth iconic aircraft in the shades of Belgium. The smaller blue creatures received the the vast majority of votes versus the concept 'Art Nouveau / Horta' as component of the get in touch with for jobs introduced by the airline to the public to design the new version of its 'Belgian Icon'. The final version of the aircraft will be unveiled subsequent March.
Much more than 1,four hundred jobs “bringing Belgium to the forefront” have been submitted to Brussels Airlines. Anyone could place his sketch on an outline of a blank plane or expose his thought in writing. Then ten tips had been pre-picked and a jury of “renowned Belgians” chose the two finalists, which had been submitted to a public vote. This one has just closed with the victory of the Smurfs face the concept of Art Nouveau / Horta. The smaller blue Peyo creatures, who dominated the votes virtually from the starting, will shortly adorn an Airbus A320. The aircraft will be unveiled in March subsequent 12 months, the time for the picked designer, Marta Mascellani, the Brussels Airlines teams and the Smurf legal rights holders to finalize the project. The latter have presently agreed in principle to a unit tinted with blue and white. It will also coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the development of the Smurfs. The tiny Belgian creatures presently adorn an plane of another airline. Considering the fact that very last spring and the launch of the motion picture 'The Smurfs and the Misplaced Village', we can see the Great Smurf and the Smurfette on a SunExpress unit. Dozens of tips illustrating the “Belgitude” experienced been transmitted to the enterprise considering the fact that the starting of August and the launch of the get in touch with for jobs: Jacques Brel, fries, beer, saxophone, waffles etcetera … The numerous jobs had been not only introduced by the Belgians, but also by admirers in France, Germany, Uganda and even Lebanon and Colombia. Brussels Airlines presently has four 'Belgian Icon': Rackham (Tintin), Magritte, Trident (Crimson Devils) and Amare (Tomorrowland). (Belga)