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Oldest Surviving/current Livery ?  
User currently offlineAL From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

CX747 mentioned in another topic that KL currently have the "record" of longest life of a paint scheme. The current two tone blue came into effect in the early 80's or very very late 70's from memory - certainly well after Tenerife in '77.
I would have thought AA held the title with the current three stripe cheatline and the stylised eagle between the A and A on the tail having been introduced in 1969.
Yep - 30 this year !! My info could be wrong and it is talking of another AA design very very similar to their current one. Anyone clarify for sure?
Cheers.

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User currently offlineAA 737-800 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

How long has Southwest's current livery been around?


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User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I concur. The oldest surviving livery scheme of a major airline would probably be AA's scheme. I wish I could tell you when the current scheme was first introduced, but I know that the older lightning bolt scheme was still around in 1971. Although, as you know, airlines can spend several years to process all their aircraft through the paint shop.


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User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Delta's old widget livery,still flying on many planes,so it counts. I wish they would have kept the old livery and applied to a metallic background like AA's. It would have been very classy.

User currently offlineMontenegro From Italy, joined May 1999, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

That is a good question. I'd like to direct your attention on the ALITALIA livery that is well doing since the 70-es, I think that THAI and SINGAPORE has long-living livery.
It is a strange thing some of them after all this time seams so up-to date.

Thanks


User currently offlineAL From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

SQ can be dismissed as a competitor as thay have had a few minor variations over the years such as different style cheatline, a different gold colour added etc. Delta can also be dismissed as they are several months into a change of livery. So we are down to AZ AA WN and TG. Any more takers ??!!! :-))

User currently offlineGE90 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1430 times:


Thai livery was created over twenty years ago, in 1975 and seems it has never been changed. That's old enough? I think they should change it soon, though it still looks up to date.


User currently offlinePaul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

What about Iberia an TAP . I can't remember they ever had a different color scheme.
Is it true?



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User currently offlineTAAG747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I have heard that Etiopian Airlines is the oldest continuously used livery around. Check out photo ID 28579 on this site. This is a true classic and it looks like it has been around for 30 years or more.


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7925 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

God I would never have thought of it but Ethiopian probably IS the oldest. And one of the best ever. Even the Amharic script looks cool.

If there is ever a competition for the most "short-lived" scheme, I hope and pray that it is the new Virgin one. Bleeeuuuggggghhh!!



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