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First NW Painted With Airbus A320!  
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4580 times:

Hi Everyone,

I would like show you with those picture of NW as Airbus A320 new livery. So here it is:


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Photo © Alexander Kroychik



Enjoy for the picture of NW new repainted those aircraft.  Smile

Regards!

Scott W.

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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4519 times:
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Thanks for posting this Scott.

The more I see this new c/s the more it grows on me.The only plane i'm not too keen with is is the 753,I guess because its so loooooooooooooooooong.

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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4483 times:

The new NW livery looks great except it does look kind of strange on the long-fuselage 757-300 and on the 747-400.

You have to wonder when will NW repaint a DC-10-30 into the new livery, given that NW won't retire them until several years from now.


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2847 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

I think the new c/s looks pretty good.

User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4566 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4353 times:

A great look for the Airbus family, probably won't look back on the DC-9s either...however - I don't really care for the way it looks on the 74 and 75s. If anything, NW should do a "special" scheme for the 744s (at least) to take up some more room.

User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4321 times:

I am going to side wiht Ouboy. The Airbus fleet will look great as this livery suits their planes perfectly. The 753 is a little strange but so are they all and the 744, just don't like it. Can't wait for the A330! Anyways this topic has been discussed to death....


MIA777
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Ah, of course. An airline has a unique, original and great-looking livery, but they have to change it to a generic, i'm-like-everyone-else white scheme. I guess the livery isn't that bad in itself, but when compared to the old one its just ugly, in my opinion.




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Now that's a livery!


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4239 times:

Looks great but I am gonna miss the old colours .


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User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
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My concern with the DC10 is how Northwest paints the tail. They said the reason for the silver across the bottom of the tail was to make the compass on the tail look the same on all aircraft. In order for them to follow this on the DC10, they would need to paint the engine and below silver, while only painting the top half of the tail red with the logo. Hopefully they have something better in mind, since that much silver on the tail would really wreck the Northwest red tail trademark.

User currently onlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2366 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

From this view, the compass is showing North-East...
Just nitpicking.

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User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

JAT and I quoteAh, of course. An airline has a unique, original and great-looking livery, but they have to change it to a generic, i'm-like-everyone-else white scheme. I guess the livery isn't that bad in itself, but when compared to the old one its just ugly, in my opinion.

Couldn't agree more with your statement. The old scheme had character and the new one in comparison to the old scheme is BLAND The best white and red scheme would be Qantas and the new NW scheme is definately a distant second to that




User currently offlineMnsourcer From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

I wasn't sure about this new livery either, but the more I see it the more I like it. And spotting at MSP can be boring as all get out with all the NW aircraft you see. It will be a nice change for a little while at least. Looks like NW is expecting this new livery to be another cost cutting measure. See the excerpt below from www.nwa.com press release:

"The new design will be phased into the entire Northwest fleet - a total of 436 aircraft - during its regularly scheduled repainting planned over the next five years. A total of 27 new jets delivered in 2003 and up to 50 aircraft currently owned by the airline will be painted in the new livery by the end of this year.

The paint scheme will save Northwest about 20 percent in future painting costs, based on several factors: fewer primary colors, simpler design and paint process, and greater durability. The airline made the decision to continue with the project during these difficult economic times because of the number of new jetliners being delivered this year, plus the need to repaint existing aircraft that are due for maintenance and repainting. Had Northwest delayed the new livery it would have forfeited any immediate cost savings."

It goes on to explain that the paint cycle for the aircraft will be extended to 6 years instead of 5 because of less fading and a special "coating" that will preserve the paint more efficiently.

Read the whole article here:

http://www.nwa.com/corpinfo/newsc/2003/pr040320031108.html



User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5365 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

ScottysAir, thanks for this particular photo. I always wondered why the Buses had such small winglets. It's obvious in this photo that the winglet is combined with a raked tip.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

MasseyBrown,

You've welcome! I still like it with NW new colours very much and this is wonderful to see more those aircraft will chance repainted. I rather that will try to come in at FLL sometime with new colours anytime soon.  Smile Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

Also the NW 320 was into TPA last week. But on the FO's side the compass is pointing NorthEast.


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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

FutureFO,

You saw with NW with new livery in TPA from last week? Please let me know that you did see with NW Airbus A320. Well, talk ya later!

Regards!

Scott W.


User currently offlineE7plnr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Hi!
Just a little info.
The first nwa A330-330 to be delivered (3302) has been painted with the new livery.
I have seen the pictures, yet am unable to make them available to this site.
They look great!!!!!
If anyone is in Toulose, they just might be able to get a shot of it!


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

I actually think it looks pretty good on the A320. I found the new scheme shocking when I first saw it but it's growing on me and probably will continue to.


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3888 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

IT'S NOT WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently onlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2366 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

@Azjubilee
It sure does look white to me . . . just kidding.
It's going to take you some time to hammer that in . . . , maybe you should consider making that your sig!

IT'S NOT WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PW100



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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

I have to admit I'm beginning to like the new livery though I still prefer the old livery


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User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

I noticed someting when the A320 came to PHL today; The white color is actually got a pearl sheen to it. The pics I've seen don't show it very well. They come off grey, or off white. but its actually more like a metallic whit or pearl. Interesting choice of colors.

I also saw that the logo points NE on the rigth side of the airplane. Thought that was a little odd.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

UALPHLCS,

The fuselage paint color on NW's new livery is the same as color on VS' current livery. It looks like off-white during cloudy conditions but has a silverish reflective shine on sunny days.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

If it isn't white then what is it???

Eggshell?



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User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

It's silver. A very light silver.


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User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 10
Reply 25, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

2 A320's now painted 3216/3224----3 DC-9's 9923/9952/9984--and on other nwa news 7 757's to be parked at MZJ in coming week--





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