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Why New Delta Paint So Soon?  
User currently offlineFlyHigh77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Anyone know why Delta switched their paint so fast? They were, at one point, one of the only companies with three schemes in the air at once...

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User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1572 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Upper Management changes.

Basically, new management decides tehy want to change the corporate image... they institute new paint job as part of that.

Then, that group gets replaced, new group hates the scheme the previous management instituted, they get a new one designed. New one starts going on the planes before previous one is completely gone.



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User currently offlineGearup380 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 85 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

BTW, are there still any a/c wearing the old colors?


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2846 times:
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Quoting Gearup380 (Reply 2):
BTW, are there still any a/c wearing the old colors?

the 'old' old colours or the 'new' old colours ?  Wink



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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Quoting Gearup380 (Reply 2):
BTW, are there still any a/c wearing the old colors?

No.

Well, ship 102, the Spirit of Delta, was recently repainted in it's original livery(widget scheme with special Spirit of Delta titles and markings). This was however after it's retirement from passenger service and prior to it's farewell tour of the domestic system.

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

There are still aircraft around though with the "new old colours (1997-2000)" if you search Delta Airlines pictures, but I guess about 80% is repainted now.
Delta was not the only one.
BA introduced the world tails but by the time they scrapped the idea 3 years later there were still aircraft in the Landor scheme.
Some US Airways Express commuters like Beech 1900s are still flying in the pre 1997 colors when US Airways got there newest scheme last year.
Aeroflot had about 4 different schemes, one for the A-310s, one on the Boeings and one (with variations) on the Soviet types. Only the newest scheme, the nice silver one, is adopted fleetwide and seen on Il-96s, Tu-134s and 154s, A-320s and 767s.



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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Quoting FlyHigh77 (Thread starter):
They were, at one point, one of the only companies with three schemes in the air at once...

Actually 4, if you include Song  Wink . And as has been said, the changes were made to satisfy the egos of the CEOs, and that even goes for Grinstein.
Ron Allen started the 1997 livery which still was pretty much DL, particularly thanks to the familiar cheatline.
Leo Mullin went with the Eurowhite Deltaflot/Wavy Gravy with the modified widget.
And yes, even Grinstein had a livery change, namely bringing back the original, angled Widget. Not as obvious to John Doe and not as costly as RA's and LM's changes, but still a change  Silly .

OT: I still hope that once DL emerges from CH11, they will do so with another new livery, and bring the good old Widget scheme back.


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