Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10051 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
Sometimes airlines just give Design agencies just a try and don´t use the stuff developed. NWA doesn´t have a reason to change its outstanding livery (no image problem, no crash, no problems with oldfashioned looks) so I won´t be surprised if nothing happens soon.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
What would be cool to see would be some retrojet liveries sporting the livery that debuted in 1963, as well as the beautiful Northwest Orient livery that debuted in 1969, which incidentally lasted until 1989.
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
i like the northwest image. grey, red, and black. ive always seen it as the most foreign looking or "unamerican" of all the major carriers scehemes mainly due to the fact that red and blue don't figure into it.
Nwa757300 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 299 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
The only kind of rebranding that I have gotten wind of at NW is WBC. New seats are coming. I also believe that new interior fabrics are coming with the A330, but whether the rest of the fleet will see the new carpets and seat covers is probably unlikely in the current state of the industry. The red, grey and blue livery will probably stay. I have heard very little in the company rumor mill about that subject. I've heard more on here than anyplace else.
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 885 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
I may have been the original poster who started all of this rebranding business. I heard about it directly from a NW employee at an airline trade show last spring. That was the source, for what it's worth. Personally, I don't want to see the NW livery change, but certainly hope that the A330 interiors are an upgrade from the DC-10, not only in style, but in functionality (lap top ports, entertainment, etc.).
CF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 885 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1726 times:
747-451, regarding the A320 in the 1969 scheme, there were actually a couple of them painted that way in the spring of 1989. By the time NW put the ship in service, they had been repainted in the 'bowling shoe'. I'm not sure if they ever made it to North America in the old scheme but perhaps someone could dig up a pic of it. I recall seeing the pics (not computer impressions) in a copy of the NW employee newspaper.
I think this applies only to ships 3201 and 3202. Ship 3203 was the first one painted in the bowling shoe and they put grey engines on it rather than white. There's a good postcard of that one. It's nice when an aircraft type creates total paint confusion in such a short time span.
727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1634 times:
I personally love the NW livery - living in Memphis, I'm constantly seeing the red tails fly overhead. I think their previous livery - the white with a cheatline - was not as attractive. This one is distinctive, and in the times of airlines blending and fading into each other, setting oneself apart is not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe in a few years, a facelift would be appropriate - but not complete plastic surgery
Seat2A From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 81 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
I think Northwest's current livery is amongst the most attractive anywhere in the world. I'd hate to see it change anytime soon.
Now, if Northwest wanted to do a little "rebranding" or rather redesigning of their First Class cabin, I'd definitely look forward to that. Perhaps a dark red seat fabric against a dark blue patterned carpet...
25 Scottb: Considering NWA's significant presence in Asian markets, it makes sense to keep a good bit of red in the livery, given that red is associated with goo
26 Coronado: Perhaps a slight modification of the proportions would be in order. I would like to see NWA, KLM, and CO with same spacing of their colors and lines w
27 Ryefly: HlywdCatft wrote: "I think perhaps the grey and the dark blue on the current scheme should be switched. Someone like Air orange did that design, it lo
28 Na: Not only the first A320s were delivered 1989 in the old scheme, but also the first two or three 744s (N662US, N663US). I don´t know if the 744s were
29 AApilot2b: NWA has always had a destinctive and unique color scheme. The current scheme is truly one of the best in the industry. It is modern and very distinct
30 Backfire: I think Northwest's logo is one of the smartest in the air transport world - wonder how many people miss the fact that the compass-point logo is styli
31 A388: Hey Backfire, You are right, I didn't see the "W" in their logo, wow. How can I miss that A388
32 HlywdCatft: you gotta definitely keep the red tails on Northwest, but I am not so sure about the bowling shoe fuselage. I would personally like more red like on t
33 747-451: "would like to see NWA, KLM, and CO with same spacing of their colors and lines while keeping their respective unique tails. Maybe DL should also adap
34 E7plnr: And the word is? Yes! A change is on the way! The word is that the red tail will stay, yet nothing else has been said. I have also heard to keep a eye
35 Gnomon: Where'd you get this information? Is it a reliable source?
36 A330_DTW: Someone claiming to have been to Northwest Airline's Headquarters in Atlanta mentioned seeing a new livery for the airline. (S)he described it as stil