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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2347 posts, RR: 9
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

I was just wondering why Delta Airlines has 3 different c/s's still in use on their planes while airlines like AA, Continental, NWA(they're repainting), and UAL(also repainting) have only one c/s. here's an example of each:


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User currently offlineDlx737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1903 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

You must be new. Welcome to A.net! The answer to your question is rather long so I don't have the time right now to answer it. But do a search or wait a while and I'm sure someone can answer this for you! See ya around!

User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

The old widget scheme has been around for quite some time. In 1997, Ron Allen came onboard and changed the colors to the interim "1997 colors." Then, he left and the new CEO (I think that's the position) changed the colors again! Right now, DL is in the process of transitioning to the "wavy gravy" scheme. Additionally, NW and UA are both transitioning to new color schemes. Do a photo search on a.net and you'll see these new colors.

User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

The bottom photo shows the current scheme dubbed "Deltaflot" (not by Delta of course) as the tail is not too disimilar to Aeroflots c/s.


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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Nowadays, airlines are usually repainting their aircraft when the jet goes into heavy maintenance. Then, the paint has to be taken off for all types of checks and controls, and afterwards the new scheme will be made on the aircraft.

As Delta and others ( Like UAL ) have very large fleets, the repainting will take several years, as some aircraft are scheduled for maintenance in the far future.

This would explain why some Delta ships are still in the old old colors.
They will get the Deltaflot scheme soon  Wink/being sarcastic


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