Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3683 posts, RR: 52 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2110 times:
I've been browsing old Mexicana photos, and I found a variety of different color schemes on the tails, much like the BA world tails. Were they all used at the same time or did the scheme evolve? How meny different designs were there? Why did they switch to all green at one point?
I have a coffee table book entitled "Dream Schemes - Exotic Airliner Art" by Stuart Spicer, published in 1997. It is full of the exotic schemes on various airlines, and on page 72 begins Mexicana and its schemes.
Quote: ...The idea was to create a new corporate image and the idea was established to give each aircraft its own individual livery based on the country's traditions, culture, arts, and crafts. After the delivery of their ninth A320 in July 1992, it was considered to be costly to apply a different livery to each tail and so a total of eight different schemes were repeated throughout the fleet.
Birdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3683 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1788 times:
Quoting MayaviaERJ190 (Reply 3): I am not sure if this album includes them all, it's the best one I can recall and it shows 21 different designs. At that time MX fleet was made up by some 40 aircaft. It is called Mexicana's Art :
That is very interesting. I have some more questions:
Does the aircraft's name have anything to do with its tail design? Does the design represent a typical pattern from the place or region?
Did all aircraft have a different design or were there doubles?
During which period of time did Mexicana use the colorful tail designs?
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