KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 813 posts, RR: 21 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
For all those of you who prefere KL's old scheme over the new one.
NO PANIC! It will still be around for more then 6 years.
So far 18 or 19 planes have been done with recently the first MD-11 and
There are still more than 70 planes to repaint and it is scheduled that the
very last to roll out the paintshop will be the 747-400 PH-BFY in april 2010.
As for me personally, it couldn't go fast enough as I prefer the new scheme
way more than the old one!
Tokolosh From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2219 times:
Does anybody know when the old scheme first appeared? I think I've seen pics taken as far back as 1974 with the old colours. It certainly dated well and the new scheme is more or less just an update. The original designers certainly did a good job!
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
yes, the old scheme is around 30 years old.
And that itself was based on (though with greater differences than the current change) the scheme they've had since the early 1960s which was introduced with the first jetliners.