Azul Brazilian Airlines pays tribute to Ayrton Senna through a special livery (photo / video)
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On May 1, 2014, it will be 20 years since the great Formula 1 driver - Ayrton Senna - He left us. The three-time Formula 1 world champion, Ayrton Senna, died on May 1, 1994, in an accident that took place on the Imola circuit in Italy, in the Tamburello corner. The titles were won in 1988, 1990 and 1991 with McLaren and Honda. But above these world titles, Ayrton Senna was one of the most beloved Formula 1 drivers. After his death, I can say that Formula 1 was not the same.
Blue Brazilian Airlines (Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras or simply Azul), the 3 Brazilian air carrier, pays tribute to Ayrton Senna through a special livery painted on a Embraer E195. The muzzle of the aircraft is painted in the color scheme existing on his helmet Ayrton Senna - yellow, green and blue. The message was painted on the engine platforms "Ayrton Senna Always"And the face of the great Formula 1 champion. The Embraer E-195 aircraft was named"#sennasempre”And will be used in all the programs developed by the institute, in 2014.
The special work was done by TAP Maintenance & Engineering, at the hangar in Porto Alegre, and the aircraft was officially presented at Salgado Filho International Airport.
At the conclusion of the partnership between Blue and Ayrton Senna Institute (Instituto Ayrton Senna or IAS), an NGO opened by the family in November 1994, 1 million points were donated to the Tudo Azul program, which will be turned into air tickets to support the NGO's actions on the territory of Brazil.
(source: http://blog.voeazul.com.br/; photo: airplane-pictures.net - raulps)