Barney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 826 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4763 times:
Here is the latest on our paint/repaint schedule as it appeared in the last maintenance newsletter;
..."The month of June saw two new aircraft liveries enter our fleet. First was the new delivery of “Maryland One” on aircraft N714WN. Also introduced was the “Classic Dedication” paint scheme on aircraft N711HK. This paint scheme updates our Classic aircraft look with the brighter red and orange colors used on the “Spirit” aircraft, combined with a sparkling metallic gold on the upper fuselage. “The Herbert D. Kelleher” signature was also transferred to N711 during this repaint. N714CB and N792WN (the last Classic new delivery) will also receive this paint scheme, with both having “Southwest Classic” as a dedication at the nose of the aircraft.
The whales are on the move. In the coming months, two –700 aircraft will be repainted in the “Shamu” livery to replace the two –500 Shamu’s currently in the fleet. This move is being made to increase exposure for SeaWorld given that the –500s are now occupying the former –200 fence area. The –500 Shamu’s will be repainted in “Spirit” livery at their next repaint."
I wasn't aware of the "Southwest Classic" dedication or the subtle changes it will employ. I will be curios to see it.......Spotters keep an eye open!
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 36 Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3925 times:
Quoting Ntspelich (Reply 13): Yeah, I noticed that "The Herb" was a bit shinier the other day. But, more noticable was that "Banana One" aka "New Mexico One" got a repainting and is a much deeper color now.
Good to hear! Everytime she pulls into the gate here in TPA we agents comment on how bad the poor thing was looking! I cant wait to see her new paint job!
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7417 posts, RR: 25 Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Quoting Barney Captain (Reply 5): Wow, I hadn't seen it before. I have to admit, the old colors look kind of classy with the subtle change of tint and the lack of white trim around the windows.
I actually like this livery better than their now-standard canyon blue livery.
I'm assuming that, by now, all the interiors spot the new look w/leather seats (very classy look indeed). On a recent WN r/t, all 4 legs (3-733s & 1-73G, all gold/mustard livery) had the new interior treatment. Is that true?
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4655 posts, RR: 27 Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
Quoting Spartan13 (Reply 19): This shot was taken last Thursday at ROW and a WN 737 is in the upper right corner. If Dave is correct this should be AC#713. Man I can't wait to see it.
If that is 713 in the picture I would say it is not going to be Shamu. 713 was originally brown and due for some new paint. So I would say, whatever the new Shamu is goes in brown and comes out as Shamu.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
737doctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1332 posts, RR: 41 Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 17): Any word as to if the winglets got more than just gray this time around? I thought it looked kind of odd, but somehow, I couldn't come up with a way to do it better than the banana color.
New Mexico One is in DAL right now for its 5Y check. We take the winglets off for inspection and also so the paint shop can paint the "Southwest.com" logo on them. We took the winglets off, but they didn't get the logo. Just plain gray. Don't know the reason why. I'll have to ask the powers that be.
Patrick Bateman is my hero.
25 MIAMIx707: hey PHLBOS, so do I. I also like the Orange Southwest letters on a blue field in the new canyon blue but the straighter shape of the fuselage line ma
26 Silver1SWA: N715SW is the second new Shamu. It came in to SAN this afternoon. Aww, the next generation of Shamu is born.