KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12027 posts, RR: 43 Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
Just wanted to inform you, that if you haven't seen the new C/S for UA yet, a 737 just landed at MSP. Looks so nice in person. Like they say at McDonalds, "I'm lovin' it!". Gonna drive over and take an up close look now.
I noticed that when I looked these two regs up in the database, they were both old Shuttle A/C in the white scheme. Were these two chosen two get the new scheme since the top of the fuselage was already white, and hence didn't need repainting, or were they in for MX and paint anyways?
Jc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
The Shuttle planes are being painted first simply because they need to get rid of the Shuttle branding on the aircraft. Even the ones that are white on top will be repainted completely. That is not a factor in the painting schedule.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3321 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
Of course all of United's 737's are being converted back to the mainline division, the United Shuttle which used to have 737-300's only doesn't exist anymore. I like the new scheme, a lot better than the heavy gray/dark blue scheme, it's lighter, refreshing, it definitely shows a new corporate image of United. In another topic I wrote: "Should United update it's current livery?", and now there are topic about the new livery, the answer is yes. So we'll see all of the 150+ 737-300/500's painted in the new scheme within the next four years or so, it is already the third scheme the 737-300's and 500's are wearing, first was the solid orange/red/blue cheatline on a white background, and second was the heavy gray and dark blue scheme.
A little bit off topic, do you think United will repaint the 767-200's in the new scheme? I don't think so because they are on their way out and being put up for sale on the desert, no 767-200 will undergo another MX D-check and none is scheduled to be repainted, if they do they'll repaint one at the most. All other aircraft United has, B757's, A319/320's(except those that went to TED), B767-300's, B747-400's(not all of them because United is thinking of getting rid of those also) and B777's are likely to be seen in the new scheme.
In mid march, I'll be at O'Hare for about an hour so I'll see maybe one United airplane in the new colours.
"Aimer jusqu'a l'impossible, c'est possible". Tina Arena.
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12027 posts, RR: 43 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
I saw it taxi by after it pulled off the rwy, and I was like wow! I had to go an A.net to tell everyone, then drive down there to take a closer look. I never realised that the U on the tail is actually built up from lots of thin stripes. On pics they just look solid.