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New US Airways Paint Scheme After The Merger  
User currently offlineClipperAurora From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26343 times:

These have been the pictures floating around CLT and upper dogs verified it for me. It's not bad looks very classy and it'll be a little cooler in the summers' now.

http://www.usaviation.com/forums/ind...d2d74&act=Attach&type=post&id=2991


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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26304 times:

Its ok I suppose. It'll be a welcome change/addition to the skies--If it is accurate.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26273 times:

Looks like a mix from the Shamu, New United colors and Dreamliner scheme.


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5803 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26233 times:

A little visual rebranding can't hurt and the c/s actually does look good. Wonder if it'll ever be implemented?


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26224 times:

I don't like the flag...it looks shredded, like they just got back from battle (which could be appropriate I suppose)...

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26221 times:

wow! Looks great  bigthumbsup  I hope they do it! Reminds me a bit of MyTravel though.... But it will definitely do better in the Arizona sunshine.


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26218 times:

I wish theyd keep what they have .... and just lighten the blue a little. Why do all these airlines feel the need to rebrand?

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26196 times:

USAirways, repeat after me....."bare metal scheme, bare metal scheme".....it can be done!

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineArgInMIA From Argentina, joined Nov 2001, 487 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26190 times:

I smell LAN CHILE paint !!


Alto.. Mucho mas alto.. hasta la cumbre
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26160 times:

Its an extremely attractive design that I think will meet the climactic requirement of ops from LAS and PHX.

N


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26129 times:

That's a make-believe scheme that's been around for years.


I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26096 times:

True, but now it has been cropping up at pilot's lounges on models, and it was done by a professional designer.

N


User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26073 times:

How disappointing... The current US Airways livery is by far my favorite; shame they're planning on replacing it with that.

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3055 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26084 times:

I think the new scheme looks good in one sense but I think it would be more appropriate on a European charter leisure airline not a major corporate airline. Reminds me a little of Monarch (but with different colours!)


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It might sound stupid but just doesn't look very corporate or classy for a major international airline. They should be choosing something more classic.

I love the current livery and still think it looks very modern, but with all that history of the last few years of bankrupcty looming over it they need to close a chapter and start a fresh. My only concern is rebranding a whole airline will run into millions and hope they don't waste cash which could be going somewhere else.


User currently offlineThaiaggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 26058 times:

It looks OK to me. What about America West? Are they changing their paint scheme too?


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User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13763 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25994 times:
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I still think this livery would be a great blend of both airlines' colors and style, and IMHO it's even BETTER than anything that's been proposed so far:



[Edited 2005-06-21 23:39:28]


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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25955 times:

Take a look at the large version here:
http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00002141

I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet. Perhaps lightening the current one or switching some colors would do the trick.


User currently offlineBoeingPride800 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 430 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25934 times:

Personally, I like this one........

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...os/search/search.php?search=normal

Goes great with the merger colors!


User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25913 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 11):
True, but now it has been cropping up at pilot's lounges on models

Well then, if a pilot says it, then it must be true.  Silly



I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 25855 times:

shush i'll slap you.

n


User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 25815 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 15):
I still think this livery would be a great blend of both airlines' colors and style, and IMHO it's even BETTER than anything that's been proposed so far:

That one is incredible! I love it!! Big grin


User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 25807 times:

Quoting BoeingPride800 (Reply 17):
Personally, I like this one........

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...ormal

Which One?


User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 532 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 25791 times:

What an ugly livery! That tail looks so 'empty'. I like the current black livery much more! Why are they spending money on such an idiot thing?!


Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 25781 times:

I don't think the proposed livery will se the light of day.


Just my 2 Cents

Sean from MCO and MKE



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User currently offlineBohlman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 25752 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 15):

Yeah, I like that one too, although I think the one suggested in the first post of this topic looks better in the picture of the 787 than the 330 (not saying that because of the 330, i'm saying that because I don't think there's quite as much white in the 787 picture, which with that livery, I like better).


25 N766UA : I've seen that "proposed livery" a million times. I don't care how many pilots tout it, the day an airplane's painted is the day I believe it.
26 Aa757first : U-G-L-Y. Please US Airways, keep your current scheme. Are they going to spend millions of dollars rebranding. Yes, I know airplanes are painted as the
27 JrMafia90 : The very first post reminds me of Delta a little bit.
28 Post contains images KCMike : US Should keep its current livery. The above proposed is absolutly DISGUSTING!!!!!!
29 TinPusher007 : It looks like BMI...very ugly!
30 777klm : Yeah, you're right. The blue/red 'wave'' reminds me to the engines of the DL mid-90's scheme.
31 ExFATboy : I'd just lighten the blue on the current livery. Actually, I'd ditch the "US Airways" name entirely, but that's another issue.
32 PipoA380 : Exactly! I was brainstorming on what it was reminiding me of while reading the posts! Doesn't look bad, but a bit too much "low cost airline" looking
33 BlueSky1976 : Agree with KCMike. Keep the current one. It's classy and it stands out.
34 Flyboyaz : Yeah it's pretty cool. I showed it to some people at work and we sent a copy of it up to PHX for review...maybe they'll take it eh?
35 Aloha717200 : That is ugly as hell!!!! Ranks right up there with the new Airtran scheme, butt ugly. But I have my doubts that this is real, because I saw something
36 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Agreed 150%. If any, THAT is the livery they should have. HP is the one that's gonna be running the new US, and this scheme preserves part of HP whil
37 HPRamper : Keep the current livery? Never. Too dark for PHX and LAS, period.
38 Post contains links N270FT : http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00004793 I like this one http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.ph
39 Jfrworld : I as proud of an American as anyone, but its just too red/white/and blue. I like the fact that HP used green and orange when everyone else was doing b
40 Freedomtofly : That is absolutely stunning! You should send it to US Airways and/or America West and see if you get a response. Great work EA CO AS! ~Aaron
41 Post contains images CMD777300ER : I think US Airways will keep their current livery for quite a while. As AA757first said, "Are they going to spend millions of dollars rebranding." US
42 Post contains links and images AR1300 : I find it similar HollandExel: View Large View MediumPhoto © Steven Grace mike P.S: I like it, though...
43 Fly_yhm : ilike the current scheme the most however if I had to pick one I saw i would go with that EA CO AS posted.
44 Jmc1975 : The scheme that EA CO AS shared has been circulating around PHX like the common cold. Everyone seems to be in agreement that's what the new livery sho
45 Nucsh : I am a huge fan of the current US scheme - it's the classiest scheme in the American skies right now, up there with Continental and American (IMHO, of
46 Jmcmorante : It looks similar in some ways to Lan Chile's. I guess at least the planes will be lighter in weight now. Ha ha ha.
47 AA777 : I dont mind the scheme, but the flag on the rudder needs to be redesigned. It should be MUCH larger, and moved down. Even oversized and not fully seen
48 Post contains links and images BlueDuck : It's not the new US Airways look. it's something i had done for fun and posted on modified airliners in in 2003. Modified Airliner Photos:Design © R
49 Basas : That really is a nice scheme^^. So is the America West/US Airways combination. I just hope they do change because i'm not a huge fan of their current
50 TrappedInMKG : Not that anyone cares what I think, but I paid my membership fee, and dammit, I'm gonna use it! LOL That hybrid HP/US scheme is positively sexy, and i
51 Trekster : Now i do like this one, very nice colours, but also i like this one [quote=BlueDuck,reply=48] Very nice use of blue Good luck US/HP, hope to use u ag
52 NYCFlyer : Are you guys serious? That model is another boring Euro-white livery. I don't see what you all are so excited about.
53 WGW2707 : seriously, Airlines should look at this website before making new schemes I think it's probably a better idea for airlines to rely on the acumen and c
54 LTBEWR : Look, instead of worrying about paint liveries HP-USand their customers should be worried about the merger surviving or instead spend the many million
55 TransIsland : I think it looks very ordinary, whereas the current US livery looks classy.
56 ChrisNH : I don't get the appeal of 'bare metal.' AA has it, under the guise of 'less paint equals $$$ savings.' Say, how's that working for them, anyway?? I l
57 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Thus far, the best looking new scheme seems to be (IMHO) the one that EA CO AS posted. Look at EA CO AS' posting again. The plane used for the renderi
58 ORDagent : They must rebrand. It isn't that expensive as the aircraft would be repainted during the standard cycle of repainting. US/HP are going to be a new car
59 NYCFlyer : Two words: Euro-white. Plus, the contrast between the light fuselage and the dark tail is too strong. Don't like it at all. And those are even worse.
60 COEWR2587 : I think it looks awful!
61 DAYflyer : I think it is far nicer than the existing depressing colors. Between old UAL and US, it's enough to make one sad.
62 Dagell : Looks like bmi's livery. And bare metal scheme is so ugly!!! I hope they don't do it!
63 RyeFly : WGW2707- I have been a graphic designer for years. Let me tell you, many airline paint schemes flying today were designed by their President or C.E.O
64 Post contains images CAL :
65 PHLBOS : That quote was NOT from me, it originally came from Tom in NO. Your post should've appeared as below: If one looks a little closer to EA CO AS' poste
66 Theredbaron : Can I use your post for a complaint to Mexicana powers that be..about their new horrendous A/C colors?
67 Post contains links Stirling : Very important. Do not underestimate the importance of branding. Gray is not very cheerful, especially for an airline that needs to let the American
68 Post contains images EA CO AS : FWIW, as much as I'd like to take credit for it, the image I posted - shown below again - is NOT my own design. It's one I stumbled across that was do
69 Post contains images BOS2LAF : Is it me or did everyone just miss or ignore this post??
70 Checo77 : US should keep their current livery. There are almost no black liveries out there and, sincerely, the new livery SUCKS. Regards, Adam
71 Ctbarnes : I like it. It's a good blend of colors and it's much less stogy. If Air Orange is around I'd love to see what he'd think... Now if only they'd design
72 Ikramerica : I think a livery coming soon might be: "Seized" spray painted in big red letters.
73 Karan69 : Altough i would have preffered the current one i think it looks good and very similar to LAN CHILE
74 Post contains images ClipperNo1 : Looks a bit like this:
75 Noise : I hope they stick with what they have right now. It is, without a doubt, the best livery out there! I do not want to see them change it!
76 Dragon-wings : " target=_blank>http://www.usaviation.com/forums/ind...=2991 Looks like they copied BMI's livery and made it worse! I like this one ALOT better
77 CXYYZ : It looks exactly like the Delta American Express card to me! https://www10.americanexpress.com/sbs_ss_web/productinfodb/images/img_osbndeltagold130x9
78 ERJ : The first one posted sucks. The wavy scheme looks cheap. Though, not screaming cheap like AA bare-metal, but cheap like you'd see on fantasy VA's. Plu
79 EnviroTO : I don't wind the wavey look shown in reply 64 and on the original link, but I prefer the lettering and flag of the current US Airways livery to the on
80 WGW2707 : I have been a graphic designer for years. Let me tell you, many airline paint schemes flying today were designed by their President or C.E.O with an e
81 Jmc1975 : That's what makes the livery on Reply 68 the best livery yet...and for 3 reasons: 1. They mix the heritage of BOTH airlines...not just USAirways. 2.
82 TIMEAIR : Looks like CAIL(Canadian Airlines Int'l) old paint scheme.
83 WGW2707 : 1. They mix the heritage of BOTH airlines...not just USAirways. 2. The colors are lights enough to operate in the heat of PHX and LAS. 3. No branding
84 KYAir : What does the US/HP hybrid scheme look like on a longer aircraft? It looks like a toy on the A319, plus that pic has a more "technical drawing" look t
85 Mir : I agree, except for the flag on the engines. -Mir
86 Post contains images Morvious : Serious.. That looks sweet. Get some paint and start painting.. Do it on a 767 though, I like to see it land in AMS
87 Post contains links and images SendMEtoLAS : I created this image in photoshop about a month ago. It's been posted before, but I guess I'll post it again. It's my version of the new US. It's a di
88 Bluewave 707 : The new design has potential, but I like the hybrid livery which shows the "roots" of the 2 carriers. A bright blue and navy blue will look great like
89 Je89_w : I really like their current black color scheme, but the colors posted above on the A319 looks pretty nice.
90 KarlB737 : Jmc1975 you touched on the angle of my question here. I'm not a paint expert so I am defering to aircraft painters, pilots etc. Does the darker color
91 Aa757first : I think AeroBrand did an excellent job with Spirit, but I liked it better when it was white and blue. AAndrew
92 Stirling : Hopefully, the people in charge are listening..... A complete re-branding is in order.
93 Post contains links and images DeltAirlines : Personally, I wouldn't mind the hybrid livery that they used on the Shuttle DC-9s back around 1999-2000: View Large View MediumPhoto © Felix Sied
94 Post contains images Cactus739 : Two things: - by "new livery" you meant "unconfirmed suggestions posted by various people on the internet and nothing offical from the company" right
95 WGW2707 : I think AeroBrand did an excellent job with Spirit, but I liked it better when it was white and blue. Yes, I agree, the Spirit livery was superb. The
96 Post contains images Legacy135 : I like it, looks nice, elegant and smart. By the way, did they employ the same design agency like Avianca and LAN Chile?
97 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Agreed. Except for the flag logo on the tail . . . needs more substance. Looks like it's about to fly right off the tail in pieces . . . otherwise, I
98 Post contains links Dan2002 : I decided to take A319 EA CO AS posted , and because I liked it, paint it up in FS. You can d/l it on avsim.com, a screenshot is here http://www.ifdg.
99 Bluewave 707 : Dark colors do absorb heat, while light colors reflect. It's been tested with clothing, cars, and anything else that can be painted. With dry, hot and
100 Jetblue15 : I like the livery that Dan has on that link. Very clean, and classy. Has US colors and doesn't overwhelm the aircraft. In short, it works for me. Good
101 JGPH1A : I have grave doubts that a livery posted on Modfied Airliners is actually what US have chosen, regardless of what "upper dogs" at CLT have to say. I t
102 Cgnnrw : Well in that case........... No offense intended but so what? So typical for airlines they pay huge sums of $$$ to "professional designers" and get w
103 Post contains links and images JBo : http://dreamwingsdesign.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=708 Here's another interesting US livery design from MSFS.
104 Bluewave 707 : That livery on the Dash8 is quite interesting. At least the blue has been lightened, and more red and white have been added. I still think the livery
105 777klm : It would be cheaper as they change just one of the airlines, not both, right?
106 WGW2707 : I would not doubt that livery designers like Landor, Lila Design and others have proposals on the drawing board, and will be approaching US in the nea
107 Aloha717200 : I disagree. HP has been improving their reputation over recent years and although they were not the best airline, they have been winning back custome
108 WGW2707 : Airlines just don't use schemes that were designed by anonymous private individuals online. Even if the scheme is good. Exactly. The reason why? They
109 RyeFly : Some of the biggest company corporate identities were created by freelance graphic designers. The Nike "Shoosh" was created by a student and sold for
110 Post contains links and images Matt D : My minimalist attempt. Always would've liked to see a color scheme like this. http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/US320.bmp
111 Scooter : RyeFly said: "Some of the biggest company corporate identities were created by freelance graphic designers. The Nike "Shoosh" was created by a student
112 WGW2707 : Yeah, but at the time, Nike was a little shoe company run out of someone's basement. I make a living as a graphic designer (have so for the past 10 ye
113 LH423 : Do you think that just because earnings are in the shitter regular maintenance does not happen on their planes? Planes aren't arbitrarily taken out o
114 Stirling : I kinda like it; reminds me of Virgin. Was that an influence? The deep greys and blues, while successful in depicting a serious, strictly business-li
115 Runway27right : I am hearing that if U.S Air uses any of the designs shown hear, Southwest will sell it's business in disgust. Actually I like the design that started
116 ERJ170 : I too believe that the liveries on Post 15 or 68 would be best. But I also believe that US Aiways will retain their red/white(gray)/blue scheme.. Anyt
117 S12PPL : The only problem is that America West is basically taking over the company. They are simply keeping the USAirways name because the airline is bigger,
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