I am not going to lie. This is the best livery possible. Can you do better?

I am not going to lie. This is the best livery possible. Can you do better? Click photo for full 360 interactive version.

WARNING! Reading this story might lead one to spend a good chunk of their day designing their own Boeing 787 liveries. Do  not continue if you have other, more important things to do with your day. 

All joking aside, Boeing has recently released the ability for anyone to create almost any livery on a 787 Dreamliner and it works pretty slick. You have to agree not to put cuss words on your plane and that you are over 18 and then you are given a clean, white 787 Dreamliner to start your design. You are able to add symbols, text, free hand and a much more in any color your heart desires. Although there are a few things that can become frustrating, the tool is relatively easy to use. The key is to remember that you need to make the same design on both sides, otherwise your design doesn’t really work in the 360 view.

Once you are done, you can submit it to the gallery and it takes about 24 hours for Boeing to approve your design. There are already quite a few designs to look through online now. Some are pretty amazing and some are… well not so amazing.

If the custom designs are not your thing, you can still check out the 787 in the livery of many airlines on NewAirplane.com.

So do you have what it takes? Take a shot and design your own livery and when you are done, leave a link to your design in the comments.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: david@airlinereporter.com

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Andrew Boydston

Its no joke my day is shot.

David Lilienthal

Hey not too bad. It doesn’t look like a rainbow unicorn vomited on it :).

Now where is yours?


I did the Airbus Corporate Jet 787 livery, I don’t think it will get approved.


Did you take a screen shot of it?

Yep. Colors are a little bit off, but I think it looks okay https://twitter.com/#!/kziel/status/142642584504893440/photo/1

That is awesome. I too will be interested to see if it will be approved. I mean mine, which obviously advertises my site, did.


It’s not looking good for my ACJ livery. Submitted it 36 hours ago and it’s not been approved yet.

Kris Ziel

Spoke few minutes too soon, just got an approval message.

REVO 787 livery

I cranked out my REVO livery in about an hour… definitely a challenge to keep the final product from looking like a cartoon, but I think this turned out sweeeet!

Here’s a little more info on my design: Boeing 787 Dream Tour – And… Design Your Own Livery!

hi!,I really like your writing very much! percentage we be in contact more approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert on this area to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Having a look ahead to peer you.


so where is the B787 design? >_< your links bring me to B747 design NOT b787! :/


so where is the B787 then >_<? your links bring me to b747 design :/! wrong link mate!


no, that’s a correct link. i think Boeing will update the aircraft with their newest aircraft…

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hi how are you david?
my name is david too did you not know that???????
i herd your comment i like it

you have airlines toys?
do you want to be my friend?

thank you
david girgis

Im looking fowards

Jason King

I”m only thirteen… I love commercial aviation but one of the only good livery designers required you to be over 18? Why??? When it comes to livery design, I basically have this Adobe Illustrator, which is hundreds. .-.

Zachary Foo

How do I make one???

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