Southwest introduces a new “Tennessee One” on N8620H

Southwest Airlines has a new “Tennessee One” logo jet.

On September 3, 2022 Boeing 737-8H4 SSWL N8620H (msn 42526) re-entered service after being painted in the “Tennessee One” special livery.

The original “Tennessee One” was unveiled on February 22, 2016 on Boeing 737-7H4 N922WN. N922WN was quietly repainted in the standard livery in 2021.

At that time, Southwest issued this statement:

  • Tennessee One took ten days to paint with a crew of 12-15 people working over three different shifts, which is an extra two days than our normal Heart livery.
  • There are a total of eight colors being used to paint the aircraft with the most predominant color being red.
  • Over two thirds of the amount of paint used was red (almost 30 gallons).
  • The smallest star on the aircraft is just over six feet long while the largest is almost 10 feet long.
  • The circle in the Tennessee crest is just under 20 feet which is the same size as most outdoor swimming pools.
  • Tennessee One is a 737-700 aircraft emblazoned with an artist’s rendition of the Tennessee State flag. Tennessee One joins ten other 737s in the Southwest fleet that carry unique, state-themed paint schemes: Arizona One, California One, Colorado One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lone Star One (Texas), Maryland One, Missouri One, Nevada One, and New Mexico One.

Top Copyright Photo: Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8H4 SSWL N8620H (msn 42526) (Tennessee One) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 959457.

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