SESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3522 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10864 times:
Now that DL's old colors are gone, I've noticed some aircraft previously in the old new have been repainted: N176DZ, N826MH, N828MH, N934DL. I'd like to know what other aircraft have been put into the new colors as well, with the new widget. I've also seen pics showing N128DL in the new colors, but I can't see the registration. Could some DL employees help me out on this one?
Andy1309 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 8833 times:
I have transitted CVG on a couple of occasions recently, and there were quite a few aircraft that were not in the new colour scheme. Sorry, can't supply a list of which ones they were, but I would say it was at least half of the aircraft there.
Philhyde From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 679 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5144 times:
"Why would you spend the money to repaint a type (732) that you plan to retire? Does not make a lot of sense to me."
Perhaps you've answered your own question - they don't intend to retire them any time soon? Could be that information exists to the contrary - I don't know, but WN is repainting their 732's and Northwest is repainting their DC-9/10's, etc...
777STL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4945 times:
DL's 732s were repainted because it's scheduled maintenance and they're not gone quite yet. I don't know of any specific plans to retire them in the near future but they are on the list. Also I believe many of them spent a spell in the desert so that may have something to do with it as well. I believe a lot of them were repainted immeadiately after being taken out of storage.
On a side note, I watched one come in on approach to STL yesterday. I love those -200s, they look like little rocket ships. Loud as heck too.
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2709 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4707 times:
Ok, I guess it is time for a status of the paint post. We roughly have 100 mainline aircraft in the 97 colors "Ron Allen". Zero in the classic Widget. Last one was ship 9012, painted end of 9/04. 14 aircraft have been painted since then. Ship numbers 123,174,1702-1704,1706-1708,7001,7003,916,919,934,959. Currently 173 is being stripped.
A breakdown of what is left in 97 colors by type is:
How long will it take to get rid of the rest of the 97 colors? About 2 years. Some of the 737 will not get repainted before they are retired. Some of the 757 of both paint schemes could be converted to Song this spring. I haven't see a list of which are being converted. Either way the Song convertions, if they are done in house will tie up the paint line for a few months.
And yes the 737-200 are being retired, 377 leaves the fleet at the end of the month.
: Why would you spend the money to repaint a type (732) that you plan to retire? Does not make a lot of sense to me. These are some of the newest 732s,
: The old classic widget was replaced when the latest colors came out. the white part of the logo has curve instead of a point. Many say it looks like a