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Livery Change Timeline?  
User currently offlineVoltage From United States of America, joined May 2007, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2443 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?

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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2352 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 :


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In the mid- 50s, half of the fuselage, the superior part, was painted in white :


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This livery was in service until 1976.
During this year, AF adopted a new colorsheme to celebrate the delivery of the first Concorde and the beginning of supersonic services to Rio De Janeiro.

The first aircraft to wear this new livery was Concorde F-BVFA :


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Since then, this livery is still in service, though minor changes were made along the years in the size of the letters (in Air France) . The cover of the engines also went from bare metal to white :


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A modified livery with a grey cheatline was tested in the early 90s but finally not adopted :


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Recently, the Sea Horse was reintroduced and applied on the engines, as well as the Air France-KLM logo under the cockpit, replacing the older "Groupe Air France"


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Delta:

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)


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

United's livery change seems to be going on forever...


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2267 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)

Justin, I'm disappointed in you. You've got it all wrong.

1962: Widget
1997: Ron Allen scheme
2000: Wavy Gravy
2007: Onwards and Upwards


User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 1):
It is one of the major Airlines that had the least different liveries : 2 in its history, with minor adjustments :

I may be wrong but I think American is up there as well, with little or no change in livery over the years.
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User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3922 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2244 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.

Brian.



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User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2225 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
Justin, I'm disappointed in you. You've got it all wrong.

1962: Widget
1997: Ron Allen scheme
2000: Wavy Gravy
2007: Onwards and Upwards

I'm disappointed in both of you.

2000: Colors in Motion



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2173 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
Justin, I'm disappointed in you. You've got it all wrong.

1962: Widget
1997: Ron Allen scheme
2000: Wavy Gravy
2007: Onwards and Upwards

Holy crap, yes I did. I was rushing because DL4535 was inbound to DAB and I had to go outside and actually do some work (unlike ATL)  Silly.

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 7):
I'm disappointed in both of you.

2000: Colors in Motion

I've only heard that name maybe once. But to each his own  Smile


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2157 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 8):
Holy crap, yes I did. I was rushing because DL4535 was inbound to DAB and I had to go outside and actually do some work (unlike ATL)  .



User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2147 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 9):

 rotfl  I saw that coming.


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4753 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 8):
I've only heard that name maybe once. But to each his own

Doesn't matter, it was the official name of the livery - according to Marketing.



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1870 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 . . .


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7534 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1830 times:



Quoting Thestooges (Reply 12):
Northwest has changed their livery twice

To add, NW's current livery is their 4th livery since the 60s.

Quoting Thestooges (Reply 12):
United has changed their livery twice

To add, UA's current livery is their 4th livery since the 60s; 5th if one counts the short-lived Friendship-style titles and stars that were added during the early 70s.

Quoting Thestooges (Reply 12):
US Airways has changed their livery three times

To add, the current US livery is their 4th livery since the name change from AL to US took place (which occurred in Sept. 1979).



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