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User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17480 times:

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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17415 times:

Now THAT is weird looking

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17352 times:

Where did you take that photo... and... does it not say 'connection' on it ... just Delta? or is it behind the engine?

'902



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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17291 times:

They should have extended the blue along the whole tail. It looks very strange by following only the angle of the top of the tail.


Tailwinds!!!
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 17246 times:



Quoting TWA902fly (Reply 2):
does it not say 'connection' on it

It does say "Connection" - you can make the "on" out right infront of the engine.


User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 748 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17174 times:

I want to say thats MEM.....West side of the airport on the A gates?

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI...



..uh, we'll need that to live......
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17161 times:

That is weird looking indeed!!!


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User currently offlineATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17135 times:

I hate to say it, but the more I see the new DL livery, the more I do not like it.....

~Brandon



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 17047 times:



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 3):
They should have extended the blue along the whole tail. It looks very strange by following only the angle of the top of the tail.

The E-Jets and the EMB-145 are the same way (just not as extreme):

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The 737s had a similarly odd shaped tail and they're fully painted.


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16982 times:

Well . . . um . . . yuck? A high contrasting paint scheme like Delta's just doesn't match here. The tail, the engines, *sigh*.

User currently offlineBkircher From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16981 times:

Its interesting to see how DL adds the blue on the engines for the planes that have their engines on the wings as opposed to the rear engine planes.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7768 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 16875 times:

Oh I forgot, its A.net, where no one is ever happy about any livery.

Folks, you knew it was going to show up in DL colors, what did you expect?
It sure looks like what I would expect, its in DL colors.

Thanks for the pic Hammer.


User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 757 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16835 times:

I think I have came to the conclusion that Delta's Livery does not look good on most of NW's aircraft including the Saab's, A330's, and to a lesser extent the DC-9's.


That just looks yucky, haha!



Mason



Northwest Airlines. Now your flying smart!
User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 16789 times:



Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 12):
That just looks yucky, haha!

It may look yucky. A lot of people dont like the new livery, espically on the NW aircraft. I'm around the Saabs at least once a week, and I can say I'm getting tired of looking at red that is faded into pink, or where it is flaked off, or where they touched it up and you have 2 constrasting shades of red. At least the DL Saabs will be shiny for a while.



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User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 15844 times:

Yeah, some of those Saabs coming in here to KPIA looked really terrible in NW's fading 1990s livery. This is much better, both for me and for passengers about to board.


...said Dan jubilantly.
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 15785 times:



Quoting PillowTester (Reply 14):
Yeah, some of those Saabs coming in here to KPIA looked really terrible in NW's fading 1990s livery.

True. Hopefully I'll catch a DL Saab one of these days. I do like the all red Airlink paint more than the bowling shoe livery.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 15715 times:



Quoting Bkircher (Reply 10):
Its interesting to see how DL adds the blue on the engines for the planes that have their engines on the wings as opposed to the rear engine planes.

Perhaps they should have matched it where the engines and white meet making the engines two colors. They may have also done it to prevent from the dirt and engine exhuast showing as much.

Quoting WESTERN737800 (Reply 13):
It may look yucky. A lot of people dont like the new livery, espically on the NW aircraft. I'm around the Saabs at least once a week, and I can say I'm getting tired of looking at red that is faded into pink, or where it is flaked off, or where they touched it up and you have 2 constrasting shades of red. At least the DL Saabs will be shiny for a while.

While I agree, it would sure be nice to have seen more in the new NW livery, it looked great IMO.



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15273 times:



Quoting Bkircher (Reply 10):
Its interesting to see how DL adds the blue on the engines for the planes that have their engines on the wings as opposed to the rear engine planes.

Again, I'm willing to bet that rear-mounted engines do not get painted blue so that they do not take away from the iconic tail.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 8):
Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 3):
They should have extended the blue along the whole tail. It looks very strange by following only the angle of the top of the tail.

The E-Jets and the EMB-145 are the same way (just not as extreme):

Yup. It makes sense to do it that way. So all the tails look relatively the same.


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10654 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15173 times:

Well, it's seemed to me, since all this re-painting got started, that there is a specific, one design fits all, formula that is being used. On the DC-9's on up, it seems like the logo on the tail is all the same size, no matter what size the tail is. The red widget and DELTA logo up front seems the same to me. It's the same size on the 9's as it is on the 744's or at least looks to be. Just seems like they could adjust the livery to the type of the aircraft.


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15176 times:



Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 3):
They should have extended the blue along the whole tail. It looks very strange by following only the angle of the top of the tail.

I don't think so, but I do think that they should extend the blue down around the fuselage on the ERJ-145s and maybe the MD-88s and DC-9s to hide the exhaust soot that accumulates there.



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineKatwspotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 14995 times:



Quoting Foxecho (Reply 5):
I want to say thats MEM.....West side of the airport on the A gates?

You would be correct



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User currently offlineNWBOS From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 161 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 14290 times:

Yeccccch! I'd rather have a pink Saab anyday!

User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 14204 times:



Quoting RedTailDTW (Reply 12):
I think I have came to the conclusion that Delta's Livery does not look good on most of NW's aircraft including the Saab's, A330's, and to a lesser extent the DC-9's.

I'm going to have to disagree. I think the DL A330 is the sexiest looking plane I have seen in a while. I realllllly like it.

This, however, be fugly.



Sic 'em bears
User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2264 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 14109 times:

I don't think the SF3 looks that bad in DL colors. The blue engines are a nice touch - definitely better than if they'd been painted white.

That having been said, I will really miss seeing red SF3s. To me, they looked like cardinals as they passed overhead.



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8370 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 14038 times:

In all fairness, it is a camera phone picture. You get a good idea of what it looks like, but it really doesn't do the color scheme justice. I bet if someone caught it with their D80 on a nice evening, it'd look pretty slick.


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25 Nitepilot79 : I was actually pleasantly surprised with the A330 and find it kinda smooth looking. I wonder if the tables were turned, how a 777 would have looked i
26 Xdlx : Are those Saab equiped for over the water flying? Is XJ certificate amendable for such operation?
27 N2111J : It's the Delta paint sceme, looks as bland on the 340 as it looks on everything else, no big surprise.
28 MD-90 : Does anyone know if the D E L T A titles are decals?
29 Nwarooster : A NOT very impressive paint livery. Very POOR.
30 AAce24 : Wow, I'm surprised at how bad that looks. DL's new livery certainly doesn't agree with the 340.
31 Post contains links Pilotboi : If you guys haven't noticed, a much better picture was put up over here: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...al_aviation/read.main/4376323/#119
32 AAce24 : That picture does do it a good bit of justice, although it still isn't great looking. I don't mind the new livery on most of the other aircraft.
33 SESGDL : I like it. I really don't understand everyone's hatred of Delta's paint scheme. It's white, blue and red, the same as about 100 other paint schemes an
34 Treebeard787 : I like it. It will be the first commercial airplane to land at BJI thats not wearing a Northwest paint job or a Mesaba paint job.
35 DBQ : I wish DL would go back to the true "Delta" shape in its logo. All I can say is that I loved flying on those Saabs when they served my home port. They
36 KaiGywer : Still doing MEM flying I wanna see it here! Anyways, ship 456 currently in GLH. Seems they're going in reverse numerical order. Ships 901 and 902 are
37 Brilondon : I still like the new DL colours but they really should extend the blue tail right down to whole tail and paint the engines blue as well. All said and
38 Mayor : Aren't the engines painted blue on the Saab??
39 FRAspotter : You're not alone! Very nice colors IMO. Very clean and smart looking. A bit like LH. Much better then the Wavy Gravy and Ron Allen... At least now DL
40 C767P : One Comair CRJ, N595SW, is still in the Ron Allen scheme. Still roughly 317 mainline aircraft in the Flowing Fabric scheme, so it won’t disappear t
41 7e72004 : I still like the "wavy gravy." That is my favorite out of all of them...the one livery, i believe just before the wavy gravy, was the worst.
42 Mayor : When the Ron Allen scheme came out, it seemed sort of fresh, because it was so different and we hadn't had a new livery for 30+ years. After awhile,
43 JBo : So that means 407 will be one of the last ones to get painted. Albeit with the Comair logo on the nose instead of the tail because it used to be a Sk
44 KaiGywer : As it should. After all it has the newest paint out there
45 DocLightning : That's OK. It seems DL's livery is a bit like Michigan weather: if you don't like it, wait five minutes and it'll change.
46 DeltaRules : I saw one of the DL Saabs at MEM the other day. Nice looking, IMO, but I'll miss the red/faded red Saabs in the NW paint scheme.
47 Legacytravel : I thought that was Wisconsin weather. Mark in MKE
48 2H4 : I think this livery works pretty well on the Saab. Now they just need to fix the crooked widget on the tail! 2H4
49 Smcmac32msn : No we have the weather where we can go from heat, to A/C, to heat in the same day. See last Friday. April 23: High 57, Low 34 April 24: High 84, Low
50 KaiGywer : Well, 456 is out and about. In on 4/26, out on 5/11. Seems to be around two weeks turnaround on them. 443 went in last night, so there goes the numeri
51 FutureFO : The DL paint looks really nice on all the widebody types. The 330 looks really nice in it. Now they have to get the conglomeration of the cabins and t
52 FlyASAGuy2005 : Yes, the camera photo is a pit "icky" but please check out the link posted by Pilotboi. It's a much more clear photo...
53 Ouboy79 : And it still looks gross. LOL I would say a couple ways to fix it would be to bring the blue belly up a bit more onto the fuselage. Bring the tail co
54 PSU.DTW.SCE : One of the XJ Saabs in DL colors has made its way up to DTW this week. I believe it is 457. It was parked at C1 this evening, heading up to DTW-ESC-I
55 RB211 : Maybe the blue on those particular engines is a too much. Like just do the engines in white like on the MD's. BTW does anyone know when the CR7 will g
56 Josh32121 : I think the wing-mounted engines are painted blue to tie into the blue belly of the fuselage. It'll be interesting to see what all these planes look l
57 Jet13 : Maybe you all hate it because of the picture quality...?! hmm... -Jet13
58 Captaink : It is a freaky looking plane as it is.. Let alone in this scheme. HAHA
59 M404 : OK, here's a different opinion. I like it. Why. Because finally there is a small enough plane that the BORING white whale c/s actually looks filling.
60 JBo : 456 came through MKG today. Looks pretty sharp.
61 KaiGywer : 443 came through MSP today. About damn time we get one up here Photo is in the queue
62 Toltommy : 457 was in TOL twice today, and I wasn't there. I'll see if anyone got pics tomorrow.
63 KaiGywer : Yeah, seems they finally spread out. MSP has 443 DTW has 457 MEM has 456 454 is still in the paint shop at GLH. Expected out June 7.
64 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Sorry for the selfplug, but here she is View Large View MediumPhoto © Kai Engstroem
65 ElBandGeek : Very nice, looks a lot better in that shot. I'm curious though, why it took so long to get any pics in the database. 457 came out over a month ago.[E
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