Ei2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 576 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8671 times:
It was Ethiopian until their new colours were unveiled this year - i think the colours were in use for about 30+ years if not even more.
Alitalias are from the mid eighties whilst Lufthansa have made numerous subtle changes to their colours - the present all white body is from the early nineties. Singapore have had the same colours for quite some time (1970s maybe) but have changed their font style.
Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 746 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8576 times:
How about the longest livery in existence? That honor might have to go to the nostalgic "Widget" scheme...oh, how I miss seeing those birds! I'm gonna be depressed when I arrive back home in Seattle in a few months and I won't be able to lay my eyes on a widget!!!
The main change is that they have dispensed with the brighter yellow in favor of the darker gold. A couple of more changes is that there is now a vertical gold strip on the rudder and there is a orangish cheatline that flows just below the windows in the middle of the purple.
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2325 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8302 times:
LH's color scheme is quite new compared to other airlines paint jobs. It has only been around since the early 90's. American, Air India, Iberia, Alitalia, Varig, and Air France have been around since the 60's-70's.
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7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8288 times:
I used to think the AA scheme was getting old and needed to be changed but the more i look at it it looks good. Even though it was started a long time ago, it is one of those schemes that still carries a good look
The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
American = 1969
Alitalia = 1971
Air India = 1971
Singapore = 1972 (but enhanced with gold colors instead of yellow in 1987)
Thai = 1975
Air France = 1976 ( on a Concorde)
Lot = 1977 (this one I am not shure)
Iberia = 1978
TAP = 1980
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8008 times:
Monarch Airlines (A UK Charter Airline) decided to change their livery in early 2002, up until then they had the same livery since they began in the 1960s! (at least to my knowledge, If I'm wrong please correct me).
LH is a fairly new livery in comparison to some.
When did Qantas change to their current one?
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TrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7750 times:
American's is old, but I don't want to see it go away, simply because I'm afraid that if they change it, they'll come up with something horrible. The act of changing a bad livery and making it worse has been a theme lately... I wasn't crazy about the NW bowling shoe, but their new c/s is scary and nonsensical. AC's Aquafresh scheme is quite possibly the worst new scheme to come out in the past five years, and the Deltaflot livery gets honorable mention in the same category. The moral of the story is that if you have a nice looking livery (AA, AF, LH, AZ, SQ), don't screw with it.
Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 473 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7212 times:
Alitalia's is certainly old. I remember in 1978, Junior Highschool on the ball field, I saw an Alitalia 747 flying really very low for a landing into JFK. It seemed to shake the entire ground. It was overcast with low clouds that day. I will never forget that.
25 Henpol747: RAM, Alitalia, Olympic, Air India, American, Air France must be among the oldest liveries around!! Cheers, Henpol747
26 F4f3a: what about aeroflot until they changed to there new livery. I think the old one was around for a while.
27 Miamix707: other very old liveries (and all still look great) are: Ariana Royal Air Maroc Air Zimbabwe Iraqi Airways Cameroon Airlines Lybian Arab Airlines Sudan
28 Miamix707: I Agree with TrappedInMKG, just like you don't change some logos, no matter how old they are: Mercedes, Coca-Cola, etc you just don't change the elega
29 UA772IAD: What about WN? Their oldest 737s (Shamu 1&2, for example) still sport that weird tan-orange livery. AA's is also pretty old, but I like it. I can't im
30 Thai A330: How about Thai ? I have seen it this livery for ages.
31 ClassicLover: Qantas was 1985 with the arrival of the Boeing 767-238ERs. This was the first time the airline had an aircraft type apart from the Boeing 747 since th
32 EL-AL: El Al Israel Airlines had the blue livery for 49 years, from 1949 till 1998. Today, still some B747-200s and B757-200s still fly in the old colors. fr
33 Miamix707: There are enough differences in the 1970s update of EL AL's livery than the one from 1949 to say it's the same livery. I love the EL AL color scheme f
34 Godspeed: What??? Did u all forget about MartinAir???