Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1475 times:
"Are they ever going to repaint their A321s. If they are going all airbus the A321s will be in the fleet for the foreseeable future. Most the A320s are done, why not the A321s?"
Because all the A321's had been delivered before they decided to change colour schemes. They will get repainted when they are due to be repainted in the normal maintanence schedule.
Most airlines now do this when they change colour schemes as it saves money by not taking the a/c out of service when they don't really need to so they just wait until it goes in for a major overhaul and all the paint is stripped off anyway so just repaint in new colours then. Hence why 3 of the VS A343's are still in the old colours. Kind of gives an indication of which are the newer a/c in the fleet as they are normally in the old colours for longer. !!!
The A320's were still being built/delivered at the time of the change so all the ones that had not been delivered were able to be painted in the new colours.
The only a/c to be repainted in the new colours was one of the 737's, G-BVZH.