RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3950 times:
Of the airlines in the United States nothing will be more difficult to change then the American Airlines scheme. I have read many threads regarding the scheme should never be changed, although a few beleive a change is due. Once American announced they were refurbishing the interior and orders for new planes, I was thinking the exterior will soon follow. I beleive the day will come eventually. Only when is the question.
So to help you brainstorm about this new scheme, I created a brand new website for enhanced planes. Inside is a new fantasy scheme for American Airlines. I created the scheme based on what people have staited before..."Keep the cheatline"..."I liked the retro look". Don't worry, a new scheme doesn't mean you have to get rid of the bare metal fusulage. That was the most popular request, "No white whale." Enjoy!
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
I like it becuase its a change.. I think their scheme is great but its dated.. keep the silver for some reason yours screams Flying Tigers @ me.. dont know why.. I like the painted belly how bout a differnt stylized eagle then the one they use now or better yet bring back the retro egal.. I think everyone loved the retro 757 maybe a red white and blue lgihting bolt with a new AA on the tell or a deltaflotish ameircan flag draped over the tell.. nah thats 2 much what i want to see is some more airtran planes concorde 747 Fokker 100 a320 etc
Eraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3577 times:
I've always like the Pan Am colors, but it really has not changed since the '60's and is not the same airline.. What about the tail in the same Pan Am blue painted solid, with the globe insignia reversed in white?
RyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3572 times:
Thanks for your comments. I will take them into consideration if I improve further with this scheme. I tried the zig zag stripe as the retro scheme had but with todays colors and it just didn't look good. As for the tail. I tried about 5 different versions including a modern eagle logo but settled with what you see. I am sure I could have done better although it will begin to grow on you the more you look at it. If I come up with something I just can't resist the change will be made. I am happy with the rest of the plane however.
Stratifier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3539 times:
Good job The AA one looks good in a retro sort of way... for me anyway. I vote for a change. If enough talents were gathered, they can certainly come up with a modern livery that contains all the favorable elements (bare metal, etc).
The SAS 744 is exactly as I'd imagined... that livery looks best on a 744. AC with the belly looks great.
The JetBlue 767 works great... Have you guys seen JetBlue's own interpretation of their livery on stratocruiser and DC-6 (I think?) If not, check out their e-postcards.
Not making requests here, but I've been fantasizing about a modern interpretation of Braniff's ultra scheme. Thought I'd share
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3461 times:
Hi! I like the way you did those changes, nice work and it's always nice to imagine how airliners will like in some airlines, so congratulations!
About AA well they are unique, no matter we love it or hate it they will always carry on with the metal theme, that's why I like them!!! Perhaps if you not put so many colours it will look great, in my opinion it looks like a south american livery, but it's not bad at all!
By the way, could you think of doeing kinda of revision to my country airline TAP/Air Portugal?
Thanks a lot!
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4542 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3447 times:
Great fantasy schemes....especially the AirTran A340 and Eastern 777. Nice work. I for one hope *never* to see a plane with DC Air on it, although the scheme you propose is pretty good. Reminds me of Frontier...perhaps various DC monuments and buildings on tails?
However, American's existing scheme is timeless. It looks as world-class and up-to-date on a 777 today as it did on a 707 in 1970. The scheme you propose also lacks the eagle; 'letters-only' schemes rarely look good, AirTran's being an exception.
Need a new airline paint scheme? Better call Saul! (Bass that is)
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3926 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
Well, if you want to go really retro, how about doing the tail using the old AA flag pictured on this 1941 timetable cover with the same blue background?
Of course, this would probably look better on a white fuselage, maybe with a blue stripe above and below the windows and "American" in red. It seems most people want to stick to the bare-metal look, though.
BTW, even though I like Continental's current livery and don't want to see them change it, I did kind of like your fantasy scheme for them. That black, white and gold looked pretty classy, IMO.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
As far as AA goes, I think I'd streamline the cheatline a bit - have it narrower, running the length of the fuselage, not stopping short of the tail - and change the script for the lettering for a more modern look. But truly, it's one of the best-looking classic liveries out there and could just as well be left as is.
EyeSky From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
Overall I like the proportioning of the scheme, but I think there is too much blue. Maybe it is because of engines .... I'd like to see more balance with the red and white like there is now. It would also be neat to have a larger AA Eagle (or maybe a more stylized version of it) somewhere.