Voltage From United States of America, joined May 2007, 109 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2742 times:
Does anyone have a timeline of livery changes for the majors? UA, DL, NW, BA, LH, KL, etc...? I'm interested in livery changes going back to the dawn of the jet age, not just the most recent ones for each. If not, maybe we can assemble one?
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7476 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Air France, officially formed in October 1933 will celebrate its 75th anniversary at the end of this year It is one of the major Airlines that had the least different liveries : 2 in its history, with minor adjustments :
Initially bare metal with just the AF's Sea Horse logo :
Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2566 times:
Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 2): Pre-1962: Different livery for each type.
1962: First livery across whole fleet (Original Widget)
1992: Cheat Line/Ron Allen
1997: Wavy Gravy/Deltaflot
2007: New Delta/Onwards and Upwards (Current)
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1997: Ron Allen scheme
2000: Wavy Gravy
2007: Onwards and Upwards
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 4034 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2543 times:
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1): This livery was in service until 1976.
During this year, AF adopted a new colorsheme
Inredible that this livery has been in operation for almost 35 years. IMHO it still looks very contemporary. Goes to show that clean, sophisticated design really can be timeless. While other carriers seem to change livery so often AF (also KL and LH to a lesser extent) who have made minor adjustments. Maybe this is why their brands are so strong. An AF plane looks like an AF plane, same for KL and LH.
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Thestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2169 times:
I almost just posted this topic as well, as it is pretty interesting s to which airlines have barely changed their liveries at all and which have changed theirs a bit too often.
I know that since about the mid-80's
Northwest has changed their livery twice
United has changed their livery twice
Delta has changed their livery three times
US Airways has changed their livery three times
Continental has changed their livery once
American hasn't changed theirs at all
Air Canada has changed theirs twice
British Airways has changed thiers twice
KLM has changed theirs once
Air France hasn't changed at all
Lufthansa has changed theirs once
Alitalia has changed theirs once
Iberia hasn't changed theirs at all
TAP has changed theirs once
Qantas has changed theirs twice with the last being only minor
JAL has changed theirs twice
Thai has changed theirs once
Cathay has changed theirs once
I might definitely be wrong with some of these so if you have any corrections or addition . . .