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Will SAS Ever Re-paint The Fleet?  
User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

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I know that they plan to retire the B767's,but is it taking too long to SAS to apply the new paint job to the existing planes.
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If SAS were a very big sized airlines I would understand, but the are not, so where is the problem, is the $$$ factor,I think that it should be great to see even one of the B767 in the new colors
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and I think that is not good for a company to have two or tree corporate identities in the same time for so long (like Delta now) because as a passenger is hard to be identify in the company.

What do you think?

Savo, Salerno, ITALIA

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User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Ciao, Montenegro.
No. Non credo che ci sianno probleme di soldi.
I wouldn't bet for any further reason, but i guess that airplane painting does not depend only on new liveries, painters' wills and calendars. Airplanes are painted only during a “big stop” entertainment, and this is not that often.
Da noi, nella Spagna, Aviaco was absorbed by Iberia Sept. 1st 1999. Today, April 7th, six months and seven days later, AYC colors are still flying. Oughta tell that AYC's fleet was less than 20 A/Cs..., and that some of them had already been re-painted BEFORE sept.1st.

Migliori turbulenze.
Best turbulences.

User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2836 times:

Be patient. It took CO nearly three years to go from the '70s "Meatball" scheme to its current one. Many airlines have taken even longer.

It doesn't make economic sense to take an aircraft out of service before it is due for heavy maintenance just to repaint it in an airline's new colors.

User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Yes I belive they will paint all aircrafts in their new livery. However SAS have decided to buy new aircrafts like A340/330 and A321. Their "old" B767/300 however I'm not shure they will repaint, since they will no longer remain in the fleet after receiving the Airbus aircrafts.

The repainting of all MD are doing well, and all B737-600/700/800 are all delivered in the new SAS livery.

You may want to check out more SAS info at: http://www.sasflightops.com/

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

Yeah, it is taking SAS ages to paint its MD90s/Dc9s. When I was at Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen airports, I hardly saw any of these types in the new colours. And all the ones I see approching London LHR are still in the old colours. Forget about seeing a B767 in the new colours, they just wont do it as they are going to finish with them sometime in 2001/2002.
If you think SAS are taking it slow, take a look at Cathay Pacific - quite often I see one of their B747-400s in the old colours, and its been almost 6 years since they launched their new colours!

User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 1154 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

2 of the 13 B767-383ER will be repainted in the new delivery during 2000. This is what www.sasflightops.com says about it:
"11 JAN 2000
Modification 767
SAS will rebuild the cabin on 6 of our 767’s in year 2000. The cabin will be rebuilt to a two-cabin configuration, instead of the three-cabin configuration we have today, with the new interior. We will have 11 seats less in C-class and 25 seats more in M-class. Further the VCC will be moved from the left side to the middle of the cabin. Two of the A/C will be repainted in the new SAS colors during the modification.
Peter Henricsson/ 767 fleet office"

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