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DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6161 times:

It got rejected for various reasons! LOL! I don't know why I submitted it anyway!!! I had to snap it fast before it disappeared behind the building, so the camera didn't focus in time! Damn, oh well. It's N965N, taken Apr. 26.



Co (kicking my own ass for screwing the photo up!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8090 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6113 times:

Yuck. I hate it on the -9.


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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6089 times:

Thanks for the attempt, very nice of you to post this, I was waiting eagerly to see what it looked like, and I for one thinks it looks very nice. It's clean and professional with just a hint of flashiness, thanks for sharing Continental.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7342 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Alright, its about time. Pretty cool man.

I like how its only been around about a week and its already getting the black exhaust marks behind the engines.

Go tell those photo screeners to F$#$ themselves. I mean, heck its the FIRST picture of this.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6081 times:

It takes a little getting used to, but it does look pretty good. As I've said before, it would've been nice if they'd continued the red tail to the point where it joins the fuselage. It almost looks as if they ran out of red paint before completing the job.

And I'll agree that the arrow on the symbol looks odd on the starboard side of the fuselage. But, I can overlook those two things, considering the awful paint job it's replacing.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6069 times:

Thank goodness it's not another "whitewash" c/s! I like it on the -9.

DIA



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

Looks good on the smaller aircraft, like the -9. Too much silver though on the 753 etc.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

Not bad at all. The Diesel nine looks good in silver.


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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6055 times:

That's strange, they got the first J41 in TWA new colors, which was piece of junk quality accepted to A.net
-Transaero Boeing 737-200



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Not bad. I agree that the red should have been extended to the bottom of the tail. Can't wait to see it on a DC-10. Wonder what a 727 would have looked like?


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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6038 times:

It looks lovely.

I know it sounds superficial, but I am really starting to like the way NWA runs its business more and more, just because of its paint scheme?

Why? It represents a smart business decision that not only cuts costs, but revitalizes the airline's brand in a time (airlines going tits up) when the update is highly visible and thus stands to be more effective. It inspires more confidence in the company and is a symbol for how it is trying to make itself more efficient.

I applaud NWA for its recent projects at DTW and MSP, and can't wait to see what the new WBC product looks like.

Think about it... if NWA did well during the 90s boom and "survived well" during this current downturn with what has been considered a shoddy product -with the exception of reliability- think of what will happen with the next upswing, when NWA has an updated range of products.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5992 times:
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I've gotta admit...while I haven't been a fan of the new livery, it looks AWESOME on the DC-9!


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User currently offlineFlyERAU From Australia, joined May 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5920 times:

I spotted that plane in ORD on April 18th but my camera unfortunately was in the overhead bin. I just got back from Europe today otherwise I would of mentioned seeing it a lot sooner...

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

A smart looking little plane. Personally I like it how the red stops short of the base of the tail... very clean looking.

What's left to see, a 747 and Diesel 10?



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

Are there any pics of the -146 yet? I can't recall.

I ask, because I assume all a/c painted in the last NWA c/s are going to get painted as well. Like the RJs.

Cheers,
DIA

[Edited 2003-04-29 01:15:44]


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User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Not too sabby! I'm glad that they are painting the DC-9's because this is a sign that they do not plan to retire them! Douglas built aircraft have served our world VERY well, for over 94 years!


DC-9-32


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5786 times:

GROSS

that's very terrible and i miss theo ld colors already.


User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5723 times:
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The DC9 pictured above is N915RW, not N965N like the author said.

The new livery looks OK on the DC9, but not as good as the Airbus fleet. I don't like how the tail logo cuts off at a higher point in the compass than on other aircraft types. I thought they said the reason for the silver on the bottom of the tail was to make the logo the same shape on all aircraft?


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5710 times:

N915RW is correct. Originally delivered to Eastern Airlines, went to Hughes Airwest, and then to Republic, and then to NWA bearing Hughes Airwest registration. NW got away with this because technically Northwest is Hughes Airwest, as was republic.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7342 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

The livery is on:
744 (1)
A330 (still over in France, delivery in July) (1)
753 (1)
A320 (1)
A319 (2)
DC-9 (3)
---

Aircraft yet to be painted in new livery:
Saab
CRJ
ARJ
727
752
DC-10-30
742

-No official word on whether the Saabs will stay in their current livery or be put in the new one.
-First CRJ in new livery to be delivered in two weeks
-ARJ's (techically not 146's) will be repainted at some point, but are currently not due yet
-5 remaining 727's in sports charters will be retired at the conclusion of the NBA season. Obviously not to be painted in the new livery
-Possible DC-10-30 to appear in new livery in the near future (unconfirmed as to whether it will be repainted)
-It is likely we will see a few DC-10's and 742's appear in the new livery, if they are pending heavy maintenance and due to be repainted. No word as to if/when this will occur

Remember, this is all being done on a normal repainting schedule, and applied to new deliveries at the factory.

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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5573 times:

Thanks guys! And thanks for the reg. help. I sharpened it a lot so it looks at least a tiny bit decent. I'm mad that I couldn't get a nice picture of it. I waited an hour for it to leave the gate after it disappeared behind the building! I had to go to church though  Sad Anyway, I'll be at MSP more often now with my camera now I gotta a car! So expect to see a lot of new colors!

co


User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

Well ok, this is growing on me...still have yet to see one in person, but as a whole, I like it on the DC9 the best so far...The bigger planes look entirely too silvery, and I really don't like it on the A319...this is nicely proportionate.
But the other livery is still better  Smile


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5524 times:

I share the same thoughts as EA CO AS ...I dont like the new livery in general but its decent on a -9...

Greg



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User currently offlineIflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

I do like the shade of red that was chosen. I do like the silver. I do not like the updated compass logo.

All in all...it's a revitalization for an old girl like the DC-9.

Iflewrepublic.



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User currently offlineBUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5346 times:

Does anyone else think the new color scheme makes the 9 look shorter? At first glance, I thought it was a DC-9-10. I think the old colors with their linear contrasting colors had the effect of making the planes appear longer.

25 Favre : 2 A320's 3224/3216-------add to your numbers PSU--- There were 3 dc-10's in hvy check--2 in dhn--1 in qpg...
26 United_Fan : I'll have to keep a lookout for the Diesel 9's in ROC.
27 JBirdAV8r : Whoohoo! I'll be flying on a NWA 'niner on the 1st and 6th...I think the only -31 I've got is DTW-JAX on the 6th though. I've got 4 hours in DTW on th
28 Olli : It's a petty that that NW decided to paint their planes in that horrible paint scheme. Old one was really nice. Regards
29 JOliver : Yesterday, April 28, 2003 was the 35th anniv. of the inaugural flight of North Central DC-9 service to GRR (trying to keep up with the new UAL 737s.)
30 717fan : Very nice! Hope that the DC-9-14/15's will also receive the new colors...
31 PSU.DTW.SCE : Here's the new livery DC-9 schedule for today, in case anyone is interested in seeing it in person. My bad from earlier, only 2 DC-9's in the new live
32 RayChuang : Actually, the new livery on the DC-9, A319 and A320 does look pretty good. It does look kind of strange on the 757-300, and the 747-400 looks really b
33 DIA : While we're all talking about what a/c is due to be painted next, and when, . . . does anybody know what NWA a/c was the last to be painted in the las
34 DC-10 Levo : Cool picture, too bad to couldn't get it in focus in time. Maybe next time? How often do they come to MSP? Have to admit, the livery looks better on b
35 United_Fan : Does anyone know when ROC may see some ? Preferably Sat or Sunday ? From MSP or DTW ?
36 Fsuwxman : N361US (A319) was in MIA today. First time I have seen new colours down here. The planes look much better in person than in the pictures. Then as an a
37 AIR757200 : Fsuwxman, I agree, the aircraft look must nicer in the new scheme, even the 744. I had seen the DC-9 departing while leaving work, but it banked away
38 Tom in NO : PSU.DTW.SCE: Looks like ship #9923 overnights here at MSY tonight. Do you know which AM flight it makes up tomorrow morning? MSP flight 855, departing
39 DeltaRules : BUFJets- Yeah, I thought the same thing! If you're not paying attention to what it is, it could easily be confused for a DC-9-10, which is what I thou
40 Tom in NO : Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch
41 BR715-A1-30 : Better qualify my statement above, I'll bring my 4-year old tonight back to MSY tonight to see the DC-9. She loves to drive out on the ramp and watch
42 CO777-200ER : On Monday 4/28 I saw one of the DC-9's in the New Colors but i don't know what the registration was. But can someone give me info and see when the nex
43 Continental : I'll be in MSP on Saturday and Sunday, each about 4-5 hours a day. Right when I got to MSP around 1:45 on Saturday, the NWA A320 in n/c departed, and
44 Pilotallen : That is so cool! I really like that new paint scheme I hope i see one in PWM before i leave my job in august for school!
45 Tom in NO : My four year-old and I made it to my office, and are about to hop into my airport car to go take a look. He's 45 miles out. Kind of weird to be excite
46 Tom in NO : Got a good up close look at N927RC. My above comments on the new paint scheme remain the same. I wish they'd continued the red tail down to where it m
47 PSU.DTW.SCE : Schedule for Wed. April 30th Ship #9923 DC-9-32 N927RC 5/13/70 #1476 MSY-DTW 9:05a 12:38p #1717 DTW-MKE 1:33p 1:36p #951 MKE-MEM 2:20p 4:11p #951 MEM-
48 United_Fan : Thanks,PSU. neat to see where a plane goes in a day. Looking forward to seeing the Diesel 9's new colors in ROC.
49 Continental : PSU, when the time comes, could you give me that info. for Saturday May 3rd? co
50 AWspicious : Why would they approve a logo that points to the north-east on the right-side of the aircraft? aw
51 Continental : AW, it's supposed to be pointed towards the NW as you know. It may appear that it's pointing towards the NE, NW, and the South!!! co
52 Tom in NO : PSU.DTW.SCE: Thanks for the update on Wednesday's schedule. While we were on the ramp at MSY tonight, the a/c was towed to the side to make room for N
53 JBirdAV8r : I'm flying through DTW (I'll have 4 hours up there) on Thursday; hopefully I'll get some pics myself!
54 Post contains links LN-MOW : Also N984US has now been repainted ... http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=38509
55 Tom in NO : OK, I got some daytime shots this morning of N927RC before he left for DTW. I'll run them to the photo shop at lunchtime, but I'm not proficient enoug
56 FlyCMH : Wow, coming into Columbus again today. I need to go to the airport this afternoon, so hopefully I'll see it there. Judging from the photo, the new liv
57 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : Any Thursday schedule updates for the new colors a/c? hate to nag..it's not every day I have four hours on the ground in DTW
58 Hammer : Has anybody else noticed on A/C#9923 the nose is a little different color? I noticed this about a week ago here in DTW and the nose looks like it is a
59 Continental : Hey Tom, send em' to me, I'll get em' up here! co
60 Tom in NO : John, I just put three pics in your hotmail inbox. I appreciate the posting thereof! Tom in NO (at MSY)
61 Dc10guy : Anybody know how many different paint jobs Northwest's DC-9's have had ??? Republic, Southern, Airwest, Hugesairwest, Northcentral, still the same air
62 Post contains images Continental : Here are a few pics that were taken by Tom Moore (Tom in NO) Great shots! co
63 PSU.DTW.SCE : Sorry, don't know where they'll be tomorrow, the schedules are a little wacky since its the first day of a new month and the implementation of the May
64 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : No problem PSU...thanks for your help so far. My connection out of DTW is still showing up as Gate: None...so yeah, I could see how they'd be screwed
65 Exnonrev : Out of NWA's current DC-9 fleet, here is a more or less complete list of operators who have owned, leased or subleased them prior to NW: (not includin
66 Dc10guy : WOW, that's cool, What I was wondering is the colors the planes have had at NW, I remember Republic painted the Hughes Yellow DC9's with blue letters
67 Post contains links and images Tom in NO : Here are three examples of Republic livery conversion after the various mergers and buyouts: ex-North Central to Republic: View Large View MediumPhoto
68 Post contains links and images NWA ARJ : View Large View MediumPhoto © DSAvit View Large View MediumPhoto © DSAvit View Large View MediumPhoto © DSAvit I think that the DC-9 lo
69 Post contains links and images Exnonrev : Here's all the post-merger schemes: View Large View MediumPhoto © DSAvit View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Abbott View Large View MediumPho
70 WMUPilot : I have a question that may have been answered and i'm just not seeing it...but why in the new livery is the arrow pointing Northeast instead of Northw
71 IndustrialPate : WMUPilot, It's because NW's rebranding from Northwest into NWA for global recognition...
72 Wmupilot : Alrighty...thanx for the response.
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