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EMB-120 Finally Painted Into United's New Colors  
User currently offlineXpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 634 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9095 times:

Howdy all,
Just got done uploading some photos of the newest airframe to adorn the United Express new color scheme. I know a lot of people here have been wondering if it was ever going to be painted in the livery, and I actually gave up on hoping it was based on numerous reports from SkyWest that it never would happen, both due to cost and weight....I guess we can throw those words in the trash bin!

Be looking for the photos to come through the queue...should be priority!  Smile

P.S. It looks great!

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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 9002 times:


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Photo © Cameron Bowerman - Airplanespotters




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Photo © Cameron Bowerman - Airplanespotters



-m



[Edited 2007-06-24 23:47:58]

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4120 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8943 times:

Looks great! Hope there are many more!

User currently offlineBuzz100ca From United States of America, joined May 2007, 89 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8943 times:

Hello everyone!

Today I had the extreme pleasure of catching the a/c in Modesto! Hopefully OO will come around and incorporate the new scheme on all the EMB's. It really looks sharp!

Excellent pics Xpfg!

[Edited 2007-06-25 00:06:44]

User currently offlineXpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 634 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8943 times:

Thanks for posting the link to the images, UT!  Smile

User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8856 times:

Why keep the ugly black nose? It's so -70ies  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8827 times:

Quoting Xpfg (Reply 4):
Thanks for posting the link to the images, UT! Smile

no problem Cameron

-m

 airplane 


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8745 times:

Quoting CEO@AFG (Reply 5):
Why keep the ugly black nose? It's so -70ies

Oh, I like it!

I think they look amazing. They look pretty much brand new! It's amazing how much a paint job can change an aircraft:


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I do wish they had painted the engines, though.  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineXpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 634 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8724 times:

I do believe the non-painting of the engines was pretty much due to the fact that these planes as is have some nasty CG issues at times, and this paint even weighs more than the old color UA does. Having the engines painted would have just added to the toll. Regardless, it really doesn't detract from the livery all that much!

User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8696 times:
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I'm a big fan of the new UA livery, but something just doesn't look right about this plane! I really don't like the way the logo is fitting onto the tail (or not fitting, for that matter)

JBLU


User currently offlineN53614 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8689 times:

Wow, the EMB-120 looks really sharp in United's new scheme! I was wondering when they'd finally repaint one...


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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

I thought they weren't going to repaint any in the new colors at all... In fact, I thought they were beginning to unpaint the UA colors on the OO planes so they could be more interchangeable with DL ops...

At any rate, nice to see. Hopefully next time I'm at SAN, I'll see it (or any future painted ones).



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8569 times:

Damn!  eyepopping 
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User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2177 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8451 times:

I like it!!! Looks far better on this bird than the 744..grin. Glad they did not paint the engines....stands out all the better....window cheatline works well. I, along with everyone else, had heard the rumors of no painting...going generic for interchange...dropping the 120's out of UA....etc etc....glad to see this happen.

User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8373 times:

Wow! Very nice.

I agree the tail looks a bit awkward, but the same can be said for the ERJs as well. Actually, it looks very good on the EMB ... there's just so much blue on the leading tail brace it can appear off-balance.

I'm also disappointed the engines weren't painted, for some reason it just doesn't fit the "crispness" of the new livery ... but it's understandable not only for weight purposes, but also commonality with the fleet in the event of cowl swaps, etc.

The case is likely the same for the dark radome ... the various radomes on the other regional operators is a key example of why OO kept the dark nose.

That said, I'm very impressed. Well done! OO should paint one in the new DL livery also, just for fun. Big grin



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User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8280 times:

I have a stupid question. Does anyone know off-hand where these a/c fly?

User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3441 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8209 times:

Quoting Mnevans (Reply 15):
I have a stupid question. Does anyone know off-hand where these a/c fly?

http://www.skywest.com/routemaps/rm_img/UA_Routes(Jun07).jpg



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User currently offlineFl370 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8110 times:

man the EMB-120 looks great in UAX colors!! it has finally come!!!!!! hope to see more of those work horses in the new colors!!!


fl370


User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8067 times:

Too bad ACA doesnt fly for them anymore. The J-41s would look great hell even the J-32's also. Wonder when we'll see the B1900D's get painted.


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User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8022 times:

I was surprised too when she rolled up Charlie 8 at LAX last week. N293SW came out of MX hanger late last week and has been flying with the new color ever since. It look very sharp and very cool. I think OO really surprised everyone just in time for their 35th Birthday. It was longed rumor that all EMB's will be painted in OO color but I guess not in this case. Hopefully we can see more new scheme on OO EMB's.

I flew on it from MRY-LAX on 19JUN UAX5553


User currently offlineBkircher From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7818 times:

Wow!!! it's about time!!! looks really good

Hopefully it will come to Yuma sometime in the near future!


User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 997 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7504 times:

Wow, that looks Great! I hope they paint a lot more in the new colors. Are there any plans to paint even a single one in the new DL colors?


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User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

N293SW will be staying up north for today. Started out RON in SBA and will end up in MOD this evening.
For all you spotter this puppy will be in and out of SBA, SJC, SFO, MFR, SBP, and MOD


User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5503 times:

I love it. I think it looks absolutely brilliant! I hope to see it in person eventually!


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting AznCSA4QF744ER (Reply 22):
SBA

I'll be looking!

So will all of the current UAX (grey) and Skywest liveries be repainted to the new UA colors?



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25 Platinumfoota : I got to see her up close in LAX a couple of weeks ago, she looks GREAT! Hope they start working on the rest of the fleet soon.
26 Post contains links and images B52overSMF : That map isn't entirely accurate as they fly them between SMF & SFO daily along with RJ's. I'm sure that's not the only route they fly that appears t
27 N1120A : I actually like it. Reminds me of PSA. I actually like the silver scheme too. Both beat the hell out of the Wolf scheme I don't think they can.
28 Post contains links and images Xpfg : They can, but again, not doing so due to commonality and weight. To show they can, and once did: View Large View MediumPhoto © Cameron Bowerman
29 Virginia : Looks very cool. Virgina
30 JBo : There are no Beech 1900s currently in United Express service.
31 N1120A : Makes sense. Paint probably has to be redone more often due to engine heat.
32 GeorgeJetson : I find that the new United and United Express liveries are for the most part an improvement from the previous ones. The one thing I don’t particular
33 JBo : Being not only an aviation buff, but also a graphic design major in college, I'm also fascinated by livery design. The simple answer is, if everyone j
34 DAYflyer : I think it does look very nice, although painting the engines would have been an improvement I think.
35 Post contains images Njintern : I was through LAX last Thursday and was surprised to see an EMB in the new colors. I was on an old colored one LAX-SAN. Maybe I'm crazy, but I thought
36 Boston92 : A 737 paint job ways somewhere around 200 lbs, how much weight could those two engines add to the aircraft?
37 Xpfg : Not sure if you mean the engines or not, but the amount of paint used on the aircraft was reportedly 27 gallons, which would equate to about 162lbs.
38 ExFATboy : The map shows a route that has any RJs on it as being a RJ route. FAT-SFO is all EMB-120 except one departure a day, but shows as a RJ route on the m
39 AznCSA4QF744ER : N250YV just rolled out of the paint hanger in PDX yesterday and made it's way down to LAX today. This plane should still be parked at the UA hanger or
40 Post contains images Xpfg : This info is inaccurate. The plane is already flying the system, and we don't paint them in PDX. It actually flew from the paint hangar today, but wa
41 Post contains images Phelpsie87 : But with the closure of the DEN EMB base, more aircraft are now free to move around the system. Its ok to have a handful of aircraft dedicated to one
42 N1120A : The Box is the remote gate parking, not the hangar.
43 Jumpseat67 : N251YV is currently at ROW and will be the next one out.
44 Flyboy97502 : Saw her come in to MFR today well was yesterday as a delayed SFO-MFR flt. She looked good coming in and i got a few shots on my phone, i'll see if i
45 LXA340 : How come they didn't paint the engines in the blue and left it in silver?
46 JBo : Read the thread, it's been discussed.
47 RICARIZA : it looks great! Awesome! wow, yes, I'll say.
48 DurangoMac : I saw one of them in SGU on Friday morning of 29th and I like it. I think the new UA scheme is really sharp on them Brasilias.
49 ThePinnacleKid : well... so now a 120 is in new UEX colors... when is the first 145 going to appear in new US Airways Exp. colors???
50 HNLtrades118 : It is indeed a very nice new livery! I flew on the -120 a few years back GEG-SEA and it was an awesome experience. Thanks for posting the images! ~jon
51 AznCSA4QF744ER : Nowaday OO doesn't use the box anymore. However, OO called "the box" refering it to UA hanger. As OO doesn't have an actual hanger here in LAX.
52 AznCSA4QF744ER : My mistake, got the wrong info. hehehe Never though OO had a paint hanger in PDX to begin with..... ROW was always the place OO sent their metal for
53 Post contains images JBo : Sometime after tomorrow.
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