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User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

Hi, just a few questions about the new US Airways livery.

1. Is this livery going on every plane, and if so, does anyone know what stages this will be in and any dates ?

2. Are the A330's going to be painted in this livery ?


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User currently offlineFlyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Yes this is the new livery to be painted on all planes. Of course there will be the retro liveries on a few. I have no idea how they plan on painting them. It is usually done when planes go in for their heavy checks but they may excellerate the process.

User currently offlineWagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 516 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4239 times:
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As far as I know all aircraft will eventually be rapainted, including the A330s.

The oldest A330 is now 5 years old, meaning it should be up for its first D Check and repaint relatively soon, maybe over the winter when they aren't being used as much. Some of the 767s' paint are in horrible shape too, and they are used much less frequently over the winter so we could see one of them soon too.

All my personal opinion of course. I'll let someone else who knows more give some definate answers.

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User currently offlineTimberwolf24 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

When will the first America West A/C be painted into the new US Airways livery?


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4201 times:

Just an FYI, Air Wisconsin has 10 planes in GLH right now getting painted. They are scheduled to come out tuesday and wednesday. As a result, you will be seeing the first USAirways express planes in the new paint scheme, which will be Air Wisconsin CRJ's, this thursday.

User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4153 times:

From what I understand the HP fleet will be first priority for the new livery. As the US planes need schd paint they will be redone.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3849 times:

Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 5):
From what I understand the HP fleet will be first priority for the new livery.

To add: it's probably a safe bet that the first of the heritage liveries to roll out will probably be the America West plane since it doesn't require that much of a change from its current livery.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3828 times:

I've got some questions about this livery... including but not limited to

Who? (deserves punishment for this atrocity)
What? (the hell were they smoking)
Where? (did their common sense go)
When? (will USAirways earn it's respect back)
Why? (in their right minds would they do this)

sorry couldnt resist - im no big fan of this new USA3000esque livery.

'902



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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3802 times:

In there press release US/HP made it clear aircraft would only be painted as and when they came up for major maintence and as a consequence numerous aircraft like the EMB-170 for example may not be painted for a number of years.

They are not prepared to pay unecessary repainting costs if it is not necessary.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3797 times:

Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 7):
Why? (in their right minds would they do this)

For starters, a dark blue/black livery for an airline that has hubs in PHX & LAS don't mix; it's a heat & maintenance issue.

At present, many of US' planes (the older Boeings in particular) have peeling paint on them; usually as a result of the heat (& humidity) from its Florida and Caribbean flights.

When this merger was announced, nearly everyone knew that US was going to change its livery to feature more of a lighter color dominance.

[Edited 2005-09-12 15:02:51]


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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 4):
They are scheduled to come out tuesday and wednesday. As a result, you will be seeing the first USAirways express planes in the new paint scheme, which will be Air Wisconsin CRJ's, this thursday.

Why wait until Thursday, see it now  Smile


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User currently offlineFishe388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

This CRJ appears to belong to PSA Airlines. N257PS. I thought that they would wait untill they came up for paint again.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Quoting Fishe388 (Reply 11):
This CRJ appears to belong to PSA Airlines. N257PS. I thought that they would wait untill they came up for paint again.

That picture was computer-done. It's not real.


User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

It might be a chop-job and I'm no fan of RJs, but the new livery looks good on the little jets!

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
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Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 7):
sorry couldnt resist - im no big fan of this new USA3000esque livery

No kidding, really? We couldn't tell...  sarcastic 



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User currently offlineGroundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

Quoting Apodino (Reply 4):
They are scheduled to come out tuesday and wednesday. As a result, you will be seeing the first USAirways express planes in the new paint scheme, which will be Air Wisconsin CRJ's, this thursday.

A good friend of mine has informed me that AWAC deadheaded 20 pilots to MEM, then ground transported them to GLH, only to find out that all 10 airplanes had their tails painted incorrectly. All the crews are now heading back to their domiciles. Sounds like we'll be waiting a few extra days.

JP


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

In all honesty, these two 737's need to be the first in line.  thumbsdown 
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