Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 17 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 21361 times:
The first US Airways 767 (N656US) in new livery has been painted. The paint is currently drying and should be rolling out in the next day or two. Hopefully more photos will come out shortly. It looks sharp!!!!
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 47 Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 21116 times:
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2): Wonder when the 333's will get it, they would look nice!
They're aiming for all the widebodies to be done by the end of next year; I'd expect most of them done this winter, some in the new US livery, a few in the Star livery. For the complete fleet, they're aiming for the end of 2006 for the HP fleet, the end of 2007 for the US fleet, but I think the date for the US fleet will slip a little. The Express fleet will take a bit longer as well.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
LGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1102 posts, RR: 22 Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 20102 times:
Actually 656US is the newest 767 in the US Fleet and was expected to be repainted in Star Livery so this is a real nice surprise. As there are 7 Mainline US aircraft is Star colors (3 757 and 4 319) and only the one 320 in the new US colors I say let the Star Livery wait a little longer, more US new colors please ! And now some of our friends across the pond can see the new livery in person ! Heads up AMS, MUC, MAD !
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 19718 times:
The livery is gonna be so white??? I loved some much the US livery, since I love black and it´s a very unusual color for airline liveries.
I guess I´m a fan of the old livery here, quite a dissapointment here.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8755 posts, RR: 52 Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 19395 times:
Quoting Checo77 (Reply 19): The livery is gonna be so white??? I loved some much the US livery, since I love black and it´s a very unusual color for airline liveries.
While black (or technically very dark blue) looks amazing when it is freshly painted, it fades quickly and when it starts to peel off a bit, it looks absolutely horrible. While I think the old US livery was a nice break up from the land of white, white doesn't fade and continues to look somewhat good (unless you are like AF and don't clean your planes) until the plane needs repainting.
Overall I can't wait to see one of the new livery planes in person. I love how they did a pretty good job of blending the two liveries together to form a new combination. At least it isn't a white plane with a single cheat line and small tail logo like the liveries of the 60s and 70s.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5093 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 18455 times:
That looks amazing guys.. It is kinda hard to think of US Airways like this. Even though it is white, as are so many paint schemes around, it has some nice subtities, that the wavy thing going on..> I like this scheme and the 767 looks in charge with it..
Laxtwin From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15314 times:
HP's fleet is supposed to be repainted by the end of 2006 according to an announcement made this week. And the America West Arena in Phoenix is going to be renamed Monday 11/14 at a ceremony at 2 pm in Phoenix.
25 Airlinespotter: All I have to say is she is soooo hot... she looks a million bucks..
26 N612ua: Hello does anyone know where they are having the US fleet painted at? Thanks mike
27 ACdreamliner: while i love the new livery (makes CRJ's look like Business Jets in a way), i just wish some other airline choose it, and US stayed with the old...
28 John: That won't be till 2011, at the earliest. 10 A330-200s are still on the books, due for delivery around the 2008-09 timeframe. Hopefully those deliver
29 F27XXX: My god its a plane! Someone throw these 2 into a cold shower!
30 TomFoolery: So you can polish a turd. US has managed to turn those 762's into flying dumps. The interiors have been completely neglected and you can smell the lav