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Mexicana's (old) Colorful Tails: How Many Designs?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2480 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?

Can anybody list all the different designs used?

I found the following, among others:


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Photo © Jorge Rocafort - AeroImagenes de Mexico
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Photo © Snorre - VAP



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Photo © Axel J.



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Photo © Mark Bess
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Photo © Rajesh Changela



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Photo © Jose Luis Aguilar
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Photo © Axel J.



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Photo © Robert M. Campbell
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Photo © Eduardo Perusquia



Soren  santahat 


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Those were the times, it must have been expensive to that, but it sure was worth it.

XA-RJX was my favorite


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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Don't forget this color scheme:


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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.
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Photo © Ricardo Morales Centeno - APM



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.

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...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.

Here's another one pictured on XA-MED:


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Photo © Yakfreak - VAP
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Photo © Aviation Photography of Miami



Sad to see some of those unique styles go, but I do like the green and blue!!

That's two more - I think you got the other six!!



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User currently offlineMayaviaERJ190 From Mexico, joined Jan 2008, 304 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Good question. 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 :
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...Mexicana&album_creator=Lindy+Field



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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3821 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2158 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?

Soren  santahat 



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