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Topic: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: CF-CPI
Posted 2012-10-04 08:19:07 and read 8770 times.

By now we've probably all seen pics of the UA 787 delivered in a scheme which changed the existing straight-edge gold fuselage stripe to a more flowing one. Personally I think it's a nice upgrade to the scheme - lending an air of friendliness to a design that is just a bit foursquare and blocky.

Does anyone know if this is planned fleetwide, or just for the 787?

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: CONTACREW
Posted 2012-10-04 08:23:52 and read 8754 times.

Quoting CF-CPI (Thread starter):
By now we've probably all seen pics of the UA 787 delivered in a scheme which changed the existing straight-edge gold fuselage stripe to a more flowing one. Personally I think it's a nice upgrade to the scheme - lending an air of friendliness to a design that is just a bit foursquare and blocky.

Does anyone know if this is planned fleetwide, or just for the 787?

So far it's just planned for the 787.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: 96adrian
Posted 2012-10-04 08:34:26 and read 8677 times.

I don't think they will change the livery in the nearest future. They have just repainted the whole fleet after the merger with Continental.
By the way, the flowing stripe is better looking!

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: kgaiflyer
Posted 2012-10-04 09:37:33 and read 8475 times.

Quoting 96adrian (Reply 2):
They have just repainted the whole fleet after the merger with Continental.

Just nitpicking -- livery repainting has now been completed on 1009 of 1303 airframes (77%).

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-10-04 13:34:34 and read 8024 times.

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 1):
So far it's just planned for the 787.

  

It would be nice if it was done fleet wide. But I'm not holding my breath.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: strfyr51
Posted 2012-10-04 13:48:19 and read 7949 times.

Quoting CF-CPI (Thread starter):

Just for the787, that stripe would be a BEAR to maintain and would cause roblems were a radome to have to be replaced on a 787 which is NOT a rare occurrence since Ice Hail Birds and the like have an affinity for damaging radomes of ALL airplanes

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: sweair
Posted 2012-10-04 14:09:38 and read 7863 times.

the curve fits the 787 nose profile in a nice way IMO.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: TWA772LR
Posted 2012-10-04 18:07:56 and read 6932 times.

I love the 787 stripe, but I've heard that it's only for the one plane. I think they should come up with a totally new livery, to promote the NEW airline, IMO. However, with the recent trends of 99% white with plain titles, I kinda hope not...

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: FI642
Posted 2012-10-04 20:17:30 and read 5749 times.

They should paint them all in the Saul Bass Livery!

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: CONTACREW
Posted 2012-10-04 20:36:13 and read 5579 times.

Quoting FI642 (Reply 8):

That will never happen.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: flightsimer
Posted 2012-10-04 20:48:32 and read 5485 times.

The United 787 livery is just a hybrid of the standard United livery and the Boeing house livery. I do like it but I doubt it will be found on any other type. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-10-04 20:55:23 and read 5406 times.

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 10):
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.

They've ordered quite a large number of frames (50, no?). If one is delivered every month, it will take six years to deliver them all. I agree that it is unlikely that they will be making a very big deal over 787 deliveries in six years. That livery with all those curves is expensive to paint, I'd wager.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: CONTACREW
Posted 2012-10-04 20:56:23 and read 5390 times.

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 10):
The United 787 livery is just a hybrid of the standard United livery and the Boeing house livery. I do like it but I doubt it will be found on any other type. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.

All 787s will receive this livery.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-10-04 20:58:39 and read 5374 times.

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 12):

All 787s will receive this livery.

Is that confirmed? All 50? Or just the 788's?

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: CONTACREW
Posted 2012-10-04 21:07:51 and read 5310 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
Is that confirmed? All 50? Or just the 788's?

AFAIK it's supposed to be all.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: starrymarkb
Posted 2012-10-05 02:23:54 and read 3885 times.

Is there any reason for all the special 787 liveries? It seems everyone is at it...

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: vgnatl747
Posted 2012-10-05 04:09:55 and read 3485 times.

Quoting strfyr51 (Reply 5):
Just for the787, that stripe would be a BEAR to maintain and would cause roblems were a radome to have to be replaced on a 787

Not familiar with the actual part numbers, but typically speaking, components like radomes are unique per type, no? They wouldn't be putting a 739 radome on a 788 as an example, so I'm not sure I follow your logic.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: AirframeAS
Posted 2012-10-05 05:16:40 and read 3144 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):

All of them, Doc.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: KaiTak747
Posted 2012-10-05 06:38:48 and read 2616 times.

I'm not a big fan of the curved line - I don't think it is as smart as the standard UA livery. Reminds me of the Thomson 787 (the photo below is the planned 787 scheme on a 767)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thoms...d=226522adb9447e576cd1c3f13f84b3ca

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: T5towbar
Posted 2012-10-05 12:10:21 and read 1843 times.

According to the company, the new "stripe" livery on the 787's are a tribute to both Boeing (their house livery) and United. A part of the "Working Together" culture that we are supposed to be creating, and the long histories between both companies. That's what we were told in the company newsletter.

I can't wait to see the new bird(s) when they come to EWR.

Topic: RE: UA Gold Stripe?
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2012-10-05 12:23:38 and read 1790 times.

Quoting starrymarkb (Reply 15):
Is there any reason for all the special 787 liveries? It seems everyone is at it...

It's common enough when a new type is introduced. A lot of airlines did it for the 777, too.


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