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What's Going On With AC And Their New Colors?  
User currently offlineFlymusic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Last week I saw an AC A320 flying over my house into LGA, when I looked up I saw the new colors. But I kept looking and I realised that the only the tail had the new colors. I thought it was probably my imagination, but right now I just came back from dropping off a friend at EWR and I saw the same scheme on an A320. Whats going on with AC and the new colors? Some of them have it entirely and some of them don't. Why?  confused 


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 858 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Looks like AC painted the tailfin some of the a/c in the new c/s...

Micke//SE  Confused



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User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

On some of their aircraft, they have applied a decal to the tail until it goes in for paint. I am not sure of the reasoning behind it, but I guess it helps them to rebrand their planes faster as the tail is a major change, while most do not notice the change in fuselage coloring.

Hope that answers your question.

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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8188 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

This happens a lot - whacking a new logo on the tail is much cheaper and easier than taking the aircraft out of service for three days for a complete respray. This way the plane can keep flying til it's D-check (when it would probably get repainted anyway) and yet it looks like it has the new livery. A classic example is the BOAC / BA hybrids (see below) which didn't disappear for nearly a decade after the rebranding.

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User currently offlineFlymusic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Thank you guys. I thought AC couldn't afford to paint the entire aircraft. lol hypnotized 

User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1170 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Whatever the reason, I don't like it. Looks soooooo blaaah!  yuck 


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User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

I like it, it's nice a subtle. Its just an airplane, it isn't a flying painting.

User currently offlineACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Quoting B744F (Reply 6):
Its just an airplane, it isn't a flying painting.

Exactly...not Every plane can be Peter Max...


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 3):
This happens a lot - whacking a new logo on the tail is much cheaper and easier than taking the aircraft out of service for three days for a complete respray. This way the plane can keep flying til it's D-check (when it would probably get repainted anyway) and yet it looks like it has the new livery. A classic example is the BOAC / BA hybrids (see below) which didn't disappear for nearly a decade after the rebranding.

Several years ago at Stapleton I saw a UA 732 taxiing around with the new tailfin paint and the old fuselage.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

To be honest, I think the airplanes look better with the tail alone painted. I just cannot stand seeing that new color scheme. The design on the tail itself isn't so bad. But the off looking, clinical color on the body just doesn't work for me...


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