Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 8453 times:
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!
Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8082 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!
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4936 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7927 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).
Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2132 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7809 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.
JBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2290 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7731 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.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
AznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 684 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7380 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.