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Livery Errors & Short-lived Paint Schemes  
User currently offlineFaro From Egypt, joined Aug 2007, 1548 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 27991 times:

Apart from BA's multi-cultural fin schemes which were quickly rectified, what other notable livery "errors" have there been. Was Delta's intermediate livery in the 90's one such "error"?

Faro


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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 28037 times:

Well there was Air India's scheme introduced in 1989 and reverted back to the old scheme in 1992

User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 27972 times:



Quoting Faro (Thread starter):
Was Delta's intermediate livery in the 90's one such "error"?

A crying shame - in my opinion, our nicest recently  Smile



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User currently offlineHuxrules From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 27893 times:

Yea I liked delta's in the 90's. Today's looks like a copy of Jack in the Box to me. However the worst mistake was painting NWA on the sides of all those northwest planes. They didn't think that's the name of an gangster rap band? I guarantee that every American from 38 - 25 does not think of Northwest airlines when they see NWA.

User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 27892 times:

Aeroflot's immediate post soviet breakup scheme comes to mind


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Aeroflot's 737/777 fleet also had a different tail/engines to the rest of their fleet


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Lufthansa experimented with an all yellow scheme in the late 80's


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Impulse had a very attractive cockatoo scheme which lasted no longer then 12 months before QF brought them.


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BA had a 757 flying around for a while with the rudder paint miss aligned


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   Vhq.

[Edited 2009-12-06 05:50:30 by vhqpa]


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 27816 times:

That new B6 livery could be called an "error"  yuck 

User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27692 times:

Let's not forget TAAG Angola's 777 livery that never made it to delivery.

Aborted livery:

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Delivered livery:

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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27646 times:



Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 1):
Well there was Air India's scheme introduced in 1989 and reverted back to the old scheme in 1992

I believe that this is an example:


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27553 times:



Quoting Faro (Thread starter):
Apart from BA's multi-cultural fin schemes which were quickly rectified

I think the World scheme was fantastic. BA just made one huge mistake at the start. They introduced the most exotic, outlandish schemes first, and largely neglected the British designs until it was too late. If they would have painted 50% of the fleet in "Chelsea Rose" and "Union Flag" (the current scheme) from the beginning, high chance this great idea would still be with us.


User currently offlineTFFIP From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27508 times:

WHo has the longest surviving livery?

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27493 times:

Athough we saw DL's "Ron Allen" colors up until 2009, it's run was only for 3 years technically.


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 27474 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Reply 9):
WHo has the longest surviving livery?

The longest surviving scheme on an airliner is probably the AF1 scheme. I think it was designed by Raymond Loewy in 1961/62.
The oldest colourscheme of a major airline? AA comes to my mind (1969), or CAAC/Air China (only mildly modified during the ca. 40 years its been used).


User currently offlineJHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 27420 times:



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
That new B6 livery could be called an "error"

I totally agree. I think they really made a mistake with the new one. Its too much white.  bored 

Quoting TFFIP (Reply 9):
WHo has the longest surviving livery?

Pretty sure that is AA. I for one hope they never change it. Though i read that with the 787s they might have to alter it due to the composite materials.

Speaking of AA this livery comes to mind.




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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 27347 times:

Air India's first revised paint scheme on the 777's that also never made it to delivery


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The new scheme


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The same happened to IC who had applied their new scheme on some A320's and A319's before they were merged with AI, at least many A319's and some A320's still wear this scheme


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User currently offlinePacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27183 times:



Quoting TFFIP (Reply 9):
WHo has the longest surviving livery?

This question has come up in this forum before and I think the prize went to Royal Air Maroc which has had only minor revisions since the early 1960s:


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27086 times:



Quoting Huxrules (Reply 3):
They didn't think that's the name of an gangster rap band? I guarantee that every American from 38 - 25 does not think of Northwest airlines when they see NWA.

I would venture a guess that its the complete opposite.



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User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27046 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):
Air India's first revised paint scheme on the 777's that also never made it to delivery

This was less a "mistake" than a necessity due to the merger with Indian Airlines. The previous failed Air India livery caused customer complaints as did the planned TAAG change.


User currently offlineEI320 From Ireland, joined Dec 2007, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27041 times:


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I cringe whenever I see this. Thankfully only a few EI 737's had to suffer this livery.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13211 posts, RR: 77
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 27001 times:

25 years ago, a newly delivered BA aircraft, one of the last in the original style livery before the Landor scheme, trialled a new silver coloured paint.


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In 1996/7, a few aircraft had a livery change to prepare for the change from Landor to 'Utopia', basically changing the grey upper fuselage to white and with 'Utopia' style 'British Airways' lettering.


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If you look at the BA 'crest' on the tails of Landor aircraft, after a time they were made rather larger.

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User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26834 times:
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Hi all,

For a larger selection of short-lived paint schemes, see my album of experimental liveries and feel free to suggest any I might have missed:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?album=1318

Regards,

Edward


User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26773 times:



Quoting Faro (Thread starter):
Apart from BA's multi-cultural fin schemes which were quickly rectified

How can you call some of the nicest designs ever created as "errors" and "quickly rectified?" That makes no sense. They served a purpose and looked great


User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26708 times:

Yuck, flying in that EI 737 must have felt like flying in a billboard! Give me the shamrock, PLEASE!

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26715 times:

There was this awful attempt of the BA colours!!!


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User currently offlineScorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 400 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26620 times:



Quoting Huxrules (Reply 3):
However the worst mistake was painting NWA on the sides of all those northwest planes. They didn't think that's the name of an gangster rap band? I guarantee that every American from 38 - 25 does not think of Northwest airlines when they see NWA.

Every time I flew NWA I had the mental image of guys with parachute pants flying the plane. Makes a handy escape mechanism!


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13211 posts, RR: 77
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 26613 times:



Quoting 413x3 (Reply 20):
How can you call some of the nicest designs ever created as "errors" and "quickly rectified?" That makes no sense. They served a purpose and looked great

However, the opinion of many of BA customers, whose views counted above all others, were overwhelmingly negative about it.
Which is the real reason why it was dropped.
And substituted for what should have been there in the first place.


25 Post contains links and images Twinotter4ever : I would add the final CP - Canadian Airlines Goose paint scheme as very short lived . It survived on some aircraft after the AC Merger, mostly on the
26 Post contains images Bohica : Independence Air made a modification of their livery between the "rollout" and their first flight. The biggest difference was to the size of the title
27 BMI727 : They will. If they have no aluminum, they can't have any polished aluminum. AeroMexico already changed their scheme in anticipation of this. How abou
28 TwinOtter4Ever : Agree with you on this livery. It would look like an ad for a new Japanese airline from distance and very odd at close range....
29 Post contains links and images Mandala499 : I had a look back at all the colour schemes we've had here in Indonesia and see which ones are short lived... and I'm surprised to find this many!!!!
30 Grimey : I remember that one, I think EI was doing some cost cutting back then and it caused a bit of an uproar because they were spending money for changing
31 FlyCaledonian : I'm not sure the LH yellow scheme was a trial - looks more like an aircraft has been leased to Condor (LH's then charter subsiduary) and has had LH ti
32 Post contains links and images Grimey : or how about: View Large View MediumPhoto © Esa Kaihlanen View Large View MediumPhoto © Esa Kaihlanen
33 Post contains links and images Tommy212 : there was the two maxjet liveries first one, didnt even make to past delivery worn for less than a month: View Large View MediumPhoto © Jay Selma
34 Post contains images DL_Mech : Ship 801 never carried a revenue pax in this livery. Marketing had the #2 engine stripe removed (and the cheatline painted all the way to the tail) af
35 Post contains links and images Jcded : Brussels Airlines when they came up with the big B on the tail originally had 13 stars. They had to repaint to add a star. View Large View MediumPhoto
36 Post contains links FlyMeToTheMoon : Here is one that is misspelled TAROM AN24 --> http://www.airliners.net/photo/Tarom/Antonov-An-24RV/0026609/M/
37 N707PA : How about TWA's experimental "silver bullet" 727 N64339. Pics available on that other site.
38 Post contains links and images BasilFawlty : I really liked that livery, the logo was absolutely beautiful! Jet2.com started in 2002 with this livery: View Large View MediumPhoto © Darren W
39 Post contains links and images AR385 : In my humble opinion, this, to me, is a livery error and should be short lived  View Large View MediumPhoto © Bruno Pereira View Large View Medi
40 Post contains images DocLightning : Oh yes, what a pity that was. The "Deltaflot" colors, I assume? Why is an American carrier carrying the flag of...Croatia? (I'm not kidding; it reall
41 FlyASAGuy2005 : See below. The one Faro is talking ab out is the Ron Allen colors (officiall 1997-2000). Deltaflot (also called the flag livery) was 2000 until their
42 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : I think AA's current livery (with only minor adjustments since) was introduced in 1968. Until they introduced the current livery in 2003, ET's livery
43 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : And A320 (at least 3 A320s made it into that livery): View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Austen And Dash 8 (Canadian Regional): View Large Vi
44 Post contains images Revelation : And who can forget:
45 Post contains links and images VirginFlyer : It isn't Croatia, it is Serbia. See for yourself: View Large View MediumPhoto © Joost De Wit Croatia: Serbia (1991-2004): Still begs the same qu
46 Post contains links and images 474218 : Royal Jordanian had a real hard time settling of a livery for their L-1011 TriStars in the 1980's: 1st: View Large View MediumPhoto © Udo K. Haaf
47 Viscount724 : I don't see that flag on the DL 763. Where is it?
48 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : My favorite Sabena livery didn't last long: View Large View MediumPhoto © Giovanni Verbeeck I read somewhere that pilots and air traffic controll
49 WROORD : The paint on the tail looks like a flag...this is (was) the worst livery for Delta. Te one before that was the best in my opinion.
50 Rutankrd : Isn't /wasn't the Stars and Strips flag only carried on Delta International aircraft at some point ?
51 Kevin752 : Thanks for correcting that. I am Croatian and our flag does not look like the Flag livery on the DL a/c.
52 1stfl94 : Didn't LTU also have a couple of new liveries that were quickly changed back. I seem to remember there was an A330 that was repainted after only a few
53 Post contains links Planedudea380 : What about AA's white livery on their a300's for some time? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Ameri...d=d34a5f1eec3c7d2906f9ba4fbea512a1
54 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : Yes, this one: View Large View MediumPhoto © Oliver Brunke It didn't last too long because LT's planes were painted into the AB livery after the
55 Post contains links and images VV701 : Although BA's World Images schemes were lauunched in June 1997 and did not finally disappear until October 2006, one of their aircraft is worthy of m
56 Cpd : "Australian" was another short lived colour scheme. As was the BA/SQ joint colour scheme on Concorde G-N94AD. The Pepsi plane F-BTSD was also short li
57 Post contains images Viscount724 : Another short-lived livery was Republic's final scheme, launched less than a year before the merger with NW. I don't think very many aircraft made it
58 Post contains images DocLightning :          Oops! Epic marketing fail! Either that or this was a little joke for those of us who pay attention.   I stand corrected.[Edited 2009-
59 Post contains images Justlump : Although I do not know the exact dates in which MX used these colorful liveries, I know they only lasted a few years. It is a shame because these desi
60 Post contains images Cactus105 : America West had two slightly different liveries on the A320... Just something small, but a few were painted with the "AMERICA WEST" squeezed between
61 Post contains images EGTESkyGod : Indeed... And the aircraft in question:
62 Cschleic : For some reason it reminds me of Independence Air.
63 Post contains links and images Rampart : I'm surprised nobody mentioned the shortlived livery seen on WN's 727s. View Large View MediumPhoto © Aris Pappas There was some thread in the pa
64 C767P : For a short time this summer N417WN had “N417SW” painted as its N number.
65 Post contains links and images AerLingusA330 : For about a year, Aer Lingus's EI-CPH/St. Dervilla didn't have a dotted "i" in the "Aer Lingus" titles. I noticed this when I was at Dublin airport in
66 Post contains links and images Bluewave 707 : Mesa's go! in Hawaii had their original livery replaced with a bland white color scheme with a second batch of CRJ200s: original: MyAviation.net photo
67 Post contains links and images Mainliner : The tails on some of the US (east) A319s and A320s were painted with too much red on the top, and the white line separating the blue and red appears t
68 F9Animal : I recall the paint being done on a majority of their aircraft before the merger. I flew though DTW and MSP several times during that time, and it was
69 Post contains links and images DocLightning : I stand corrected. Hint: look at the tail. Flag of Serbia on a U.S. carrier. Besides, it was a hideous livery. Are you joking? They look like someone
70 Post contains links and images Emirates2005 : How about the one that never actually made it into the carrier's livery? This 767 was supposed to fly for Slovak Airlines... View Large View MediumPho
71 Post contains images JoKeR : JU's short-lived "white is right" restyling attempt... much better than the current "traffic lights" in any case...
72 FlyHossD : In about 1986, Aspen Airways (DEN) became United Express; as I recall, the first CV580 had the orange and red stripes reversed. Not to be outdone, Tra
73 Aerokiwi : I remember reading in an aviation magazine at the time that there was internal controversy (tehe ) around the Aeroflot vomit-splat livery. Something
74 BOACVC10 : Was there any reason for SQ to have the "left" side livery, as that would be where the passengers would mostly likely board ?
75 Kiwiinoz : Didn't NZ have some red 732's for a while, after they swallowed up NAC?
76 Post contains links and images OA412 : Here are a couple of experimental AF schemes on the 744: View Large View MediumPhoto © Alain Mengus
77 DocLightning : Oops. I was a bit late on that one. Yeah, whose idea was that?
78 OA412 : From what I recall it was a test to see if it should be applied to the entire fleet.
79 Post contains links ADent : The opposite of quickly changed - 5 years 7 months into its 'new' livery and UA only has 51% of its mainline fleet in the new colors. Per United Fleet
80 Post contains links and images DUALRATED : A few short lived... View Large View MediumPhoto © Javier Rodriguez - Iberian Spotters View Large View MediumPhoto © J.Laporte View Large Vi
81 DocLightning : Don't even get me started. At least they've hit the 50% mark.
82 Antoniemey : Looks like dried mustard to me... Not attractive, in any case. In the realm of straight up ERRORS... I don't have an image, but during the few months
83 Post contains links and images Jalap : Luckily they aborted it, their normal scheme is so good looking and also one of the oldest schemes around, the first photos I find date back to 1975
84 Post contains links and images Bralo20 : A rather strange SABENA scheme on a leased aircraft, it carries SWA titles (SABENA WORLD AIRLINES) View Large View MediumPhoto © J.Laporte[Edited 200
85 IADCA : Since when is Scotland not part of Britain? The freakin' Prime Minister of the UK is a Scot! It would be a mistake. Even silver paint is better than
86 Post contains links and images VV701 : The Royal British Legion Concorde never actually flew. I believe it was decaled on the Saturday after the last Concorde commercial flight on Friday 2
87 Post contains links and images OzarkD9S : The outline titles for TWA... View Large View MediumPhoto © Burger Collection ...were replaced fairly quickly by the solid titles. View Large Vie
88 EGTESkyGod : This is correct, Concorde had it's own shade of white to combat the heat called "Concorde White" I believe. The Pepsi paint scheme limited Concorde t
89 Post contains links and images VirginFlyer : That's correct, and it was also the case on the F-27s: When they changed from the 1970s livery (blue and green cheatlines separate by white, with the
90 4everRC : The Mary Tyler Moore livery was introduced in the fall of 1984, the "merger" with NW happened in the spring of 1986. More than half of the RC fleet r
91 Post contains links and images DUALRATED : Still seems like a goof..... Points Northwest on one side and Northeast on the other.   .......And I guess the future pointed here, I'll just add i
92 Post contains links and images Grimey : I read somewhere before that the logos on the right side of the aircraft is a mirror of the original on the left hand side. Even the US flag on the r
93 Post contains links and images DUALRATED : The old logo seemed to get around that ...points northwest on both sides. View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Abbott View Large View MediumPhoto
94 DocLightning : I didn't say it wasn't. I'm saying that if it's to be British Airways, then it should be British. Not Scottish or English or Welsh or Irish, but Brit
95 Post contains links and images KingAir200 : The DC-9 versions were a little bit different. There were two different designs, but I can only find a picture of one. View Large View MediumPhoto &c
96 C767P : This isn’t an error though, I believe it is done this way to appears as if the flag was on a flag pole and being blown by the aircraft movement. Th
97 474218 : Aircraft blueprints are drawn showing the left hand side of the aircraft. Undoubtedly the "compass" or "unity and strength circle" was designed for t
98 Post contains links and images N702ML : There was this short-lived USAir experimental livery from the 80s: View Large View MediumPhoto © Hans-Werner Klein
99 BMI727 : Correct. Even a flag patch worn on the right arm appears backwards, lest they look like they are retreating.
100 EMBQA : No.. it's correct. The 'field'.. or the blue/stars part of the flag is always placed forward, or in the direction of movement.
101 Post contains images EVAAIRBR076 : China Airlines once painted one of their 747-409 B-18209 into a special paint scheme "taiwan touch your heart" to promote Taiwan for tourism, there ar
102 Post contains links and images 474218 : Not hard at all. Interesting they even used the same works you did? View Large View MediumPhoto © Missy Haney
103 Post contains images Jamesontheroad : BD briefly wet (?) leased an ATR to try and establish the LBA - LCY route. It lasted less than twelve months, if I recall correctly. The white a/c was
104 EVAAIRBR076 : 474218 Not hard at all. Interesting they even used the same works you did? oeps sorry for not searching good, but thanks for the picture
105 Post contains links and images SA006 : Talk about this for a mistake.... as apposed to.. View Large View MediumPhoto © Cornelius Saayman Upon delivery ZS-SJA SJB SJC and SJD all had th
106 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : I can't answer that question but I do know that during the Bicentenial, DL placed stars on its widget on at this 721s (a former-NE bird). View Large
107 BMI727 : Rudders cannot be repainted easily since I think that they have to be rebalanced, which is why the rudder is always painted first, even when a plane
108 Post contains images VV701 : Over the years, mainly with short term leases, BA have had quite a few of these. Leased in from American Trans Air and Presidential: Leased in from A
109 474218 : Thats not exactly true. The SRM allows several repaints and calculated re-balances, before the rudder must be stripped and repainted and re-balanced.
110 DocLightning : Yes, but one wonders how a 752 rudder from UPS wound up on a NW 753.
111 Viscount724 : As I recall, it was damaged in a ground collision and they borrowed a replacement rudder from UPS to get the aircraft back in service as fast as poss
112 Post contains links and images Jetmatt777 : The QX beige CRJ700: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben Wang Compare to a non beige QX CRJ. View Large View MediumPhoto © Terry Wade
113 KELPkid : Hey, won't CFRP polish up , it will just be black, not all silvery-looking like aluminum... Wonder what that would look like with a red, white, and b
114 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : Another livery that only lasted a year or so was Canadiian Pacific's introduced around 1985 or 1986, when they decided to revert to the full name from
115 F9Animal : I like the beige!!!!! Western Pacific comes to mind. I remember they were trying to do away with logo jets, and getting a standard paint job on the e
116 Post contains links and images N405MX : Some sort of identity crisis again..... This two operated for Aerolitoral (Now Aeroméxico Connect) in Crossair colors for about 3 or 4 days..... View
117 Post contains links and images Justlump : Happens more often than you would think. I've worked several aircraft in my day that were sporting nosecones, landing gear doors, etc. from other air
118 MrSkyGuy : Didn't Southwest inadvertently (at least that was the rumor I recall) paint one of it's then-soon-to-be-retired 732s in the Spirit livery? I heard it
119 FX1816 : Actually it's a 752 not a 753 and I saw that plane one day at MCO a few years ago and thought it was pretty cool. While I was stil with DHL, one of o
120 PHLBOS : Given NK's fleet history; that makes absolutely no sense at all because NK NEVER flew a 100% pure Boeing aircraft. They went from DC-9s and MD-80s to
121 Post contains links and images SXDFC : Hes not talking about the NK livery, hes talking about the name of the Southwest "New" colors:
122 Post contains links and images MattRB : I'm surprised this little monstrosity hasn't be trotted out yet: View Large View MediumPhoto © Ricardo Morales - flyAPM View Large View MediumPho
123 Post contains links and images Grimey : I had an idea that it wasn't an error, I noticed on some Irish reg. aircraft that the flag is backwards. Just look at tail on Finnar aircraft View La
124 Post contains links and images N702ML : Southwest has had a few short-lived hybrid color schemes over the years.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Martin - AirTeamImages And, my per
125 PHLBOS : That being the case, I stand corrected. I do believe that one WN 732 was indeed repainted in the current livery while it was still in action; it was
126 Post contains images JBirdAV8r : Here are some of my favorites:
127 Post contains images MrSkyGuy : This was the girl.. she sparked quite some chatter when she rolled out of the paintshop. Mostly because it didn't make sense.. why did they paint her
128 Rampart : I remember the look they advertised, but was any aircraft actually painted? I don't recall ever seeing one, but if so, I'd love to see a picture of i
129 Post contains links SXDFC : The best looking one of the group is N714CB, IMHO with the white outline she looks the best! The 732 looked great in the new colors, although twoards
130 Post contains links Bx737 : Going back to the Northwest compass. IIRC I read that it is a triangle and it points Northwest on both sides, however what throws people is the locati
131 Post contains links and images Jana : Van Gaever Airlines. Alas this beauty of a scheme was too short among us. Created by the people of Lila Design (liladesign.com): View Large View Mediu
132 Post contains links and images Anshuk : View Large View MediumPhoto © Chaity View Large View MediumPhoto © Chaity View Large View MediumPhoto © JKSC Ironically, the last photo
133 Post contains images Gr8SlvrFlt : Eastern modified their scheme the last year or so. They went back to the widestripe and the Ionosphere Blue wrapped completely up over the nose, elimi
134 Post contains links and images Boeing727 : View Large View MediumPhoto © John E. Jauchler - New England Airports View Large View MediumPhoto © Javier Rodriguez - Iberian Spotters View
135 Post contains links and images MIAspotter : Ok, let's see Spirit Airlines. Cool. View Large View MediumPhoto © Roel Van Der Velpen - MST-Aviation Not cool. View Large View MediumPhoto ©
136 Post contains links and images Bluewave 707 : United/Aloha hybrid livery ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard Chaloner AQ's short-lived 2-stripe ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Air
137 Post contains links and images Bluewave 707 : Post AQ ... View Large View MediumPhoto © Kenny - The Gray Goose Spotters
138 Post contains links and images Aleksandar : View Large View MediumPhoto © Jordi Grife - Iberian Spotters View Large View MediumPhoto © Mika B Virolainen - FAP
139 Post contains links and images BCal DC10 : Britannia had some pretty random ones over the years. Here are a couple of variations from the norm... View Large View MediumPhoto © David Oates
140 Antoniemey : That would have looked nice on an aircraft that hadn't worn paint for years already... You missed the 732 in full CO meatball colors.
141 Post contains images Luv2cattlecall : Southwest ended up redoing this gem after a very short run, due either to controversy in the bible belt or technical problems, depending on who you be
142 Antoniemey : It was only intended to run for a month or two... I think it disappeared about the same time that the swimsuit issue stopped being available on the s
143 IBERIA747 : I prefer the "IB-looking livery" instead of that horrible and boring design Viasa used to have. Now about the Spirit airlines' colours...I am still w
144 Post contains links and images DCA-ROCguy : I recall the paint being done on a majority of their aircraft before the merger. I flew though DTW and MSP several times during that time, and it was
145 Post contains links and images DCA-ROCguy : Of course, there were the numerous variations on the transitional schemes worn by ex-Republic DC-9's and 727's during the late 80's. Northwest hastily
146 UltimateDelta : TWA used to have a 727 painted in a bare-metal livery with stripes in the '80s, but the only pics I could find were on another site so I don't feel co
147 Post contains images Emirates2005 : Found one of an A380 (photo copyright of Airbus). Have a look at where the blue line on the tail connects to the blue line on the fuselage...aft.
148 Argonaut : Sorry, don't see it. Unless pale blue is the new white... Those were great fun! Every summer, a whole new batch of eccentric, part-time Britannia liv
149 BMI727 : How about the Boeing house livery with the wavy red and blue lines that was used on the 777-300ER. And the polished aluminum version of the old house
150 Post contains links and images KDTWFlyer : How about this bizarre NW c/s that was never adopted... View Large View MediumPhoto © Rajesh Changela There is another cool one out there im trying t
151 Post contains links and images Braybuddy : Haven't a clue what happened in the paintshop with this 737, but the bottom of the words "Air Baltic" has been trimmed: Whoever designed/approved this
152 Post contains links and images Timf : The first NW A319 that got repainted into Delta colors has a similar problem where the paint shop chopped off the bottom of the logo next to the title
153 Post contains links and images N702ML : I once read in a book (and I apologize that I can't recall which book it was) that Stephen Wolf ordered the repainting of the aircraft into the almos
154 Ndebelebev : Is Wunala Dreaming still floating around????
155 Rikkus67 : [quote=N702ML,reply=153]Speaking of the NW/RC merger, THIS is one of my favorite pics on a.net: I get the Northwest titled former Republic 757.... but
156 N702ML : I would imagine (but could be wrong) that the aircraft in question was delivered to Republic in basic Northwest colors. That particular aircraft was
157 Post contains links and images BOACCunard : Great thread. Here are a load of hybrid schemes from USAir/US Airways: USAir livery and tailfin titles, MetroJet/US Airways titles on fuselage (this w
158 FX1816 : What's funny about that is that the RC 752 was painted in NW colors with RC titles but yet the RC 752's eventually and fairly quickly found their way
159 Post contains links and images N702ML : An interesting note, it was an aircraft painted in that hybrid color scheme, N416US, that crashed at LaGuardia operating as USAir flight 5050 on Sept
160 Post contains links and images ER757 : I remember seeing this guy in ORD once in the late 80's. Caught my eye since it wasn't the usual green machine View Large View MediumPhoto © Ferg
161 Post contains links and images BOACCunard : Yes ... I was too young to remember the accident but I certainly recognize the photos. Now, here's a short-lived one, Interflug's new image for its A
162 TSS : I imagine it made the aircraft quite hard to see on overcast days.
163 Post contains links and images DCA-ROCguy : I once read in a book (and I apologize that I can't recall which book it was) that Stephen Wolf ordered the repainting of the aircraft into the almost
164 Ckfred : The second Republic scheme, after the initial merger scheme that was somewhat based on the old North Central scheme, had a lot of gray. I read somewh
165 Post contains images Westjet!Eh! : Qantas A380 had old kangaroo logo on its tail in the airbus plantation but later changed it into new one.
166 BOACCunard : Thanks, that's really interesting. Given the size of the airplane it kind of makes UR look like a regional affiliate of PI, kind of like QX and AS. I
167 N702ML : Just as a bit of trivia....some of y'all may know this already....Empire Airlines had the two-letter code "UR" because they were based at Utica-Rome,
168 DCA-ROCguy : N702ML, I never knew the source of Empire's code. That reason makes complete sense. Empire was a nice addition to ROC in the early 80's. That was a re
169 Post contains images 757GB : The fourth picture sure looks a lot like a PLUNA bird. I know sometimes they leased them: Regards, GB
170 Post contains links and images Arcano : Sorry guys, I still don't get what's the mistake or point here... It was made after Air Lingus leased that 747 to Lan Chile, which BTW also had a tin
171 Nycbjr : Wow that is rather sharp I like it! Thanks for taking the time to compile all that! Happy New Year everyone!
172 IndyWA : I believe this one was in the colors of Express One International.
173 Post contains links and images By188b : Hybrid ATA/British Airways 727 scheme View Large View MediumPhoto © Andy Martin - AirTeamImages
174 Western727 : A pal of mine saw a US 737 (sorry, I cannot recall if it was a 2, 3 or a 4) during the 90s with: USair (not USAir) ...on its tail at the old PIT hub.
175 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Aside from the colors, that stripe scheme literally screams Eastern Air Lines.  Side-by-side comparision: Here's a few more US schemes to add: US Ai
176 Post contains links and images N702ML : From the excellent book "Deregulation Knockouts: Round One" Key Airlines was formed in 1972 as a result of ther merger of two commuter airlines. Afte
177 Post contains links and images BOACCunard : Some of the F100s were repainted: View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Robbins - Nashville Aviation Photographers I forgot about that one! Nice lo
178 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : A short-lived airline was Swiss World, for a few months in 1998. They had one leased 767 from ANZ and one route, EWR-GVA. View Large View MediumPhoto
179 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : A few more short-lived airlines- Taino Airways (Santo Domingo to Frankfurt in 1993): View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael Schmidt Alliance Air (
180 Post contains links and images BOACCunard : Thanks, fascinating stuff. There are so many little airlines out there that most of us have never heard of. Now, even more weird BA liveries: Post-ta
181 Post contains links Rongotai : When Aior New Zealand merged with NAC in 1979 there was a period when domestic aircraft carried NZ design in NAC colours, as here: http://www.flickr.c
182 F.pier : BA World schemes were so great, absolutely terrific. I've never understood the true reasons why they decided to quit.
183 Post contains links and images DCA-ROCguy : Here's a neat scheme we saw at ROC from 1983-1985. View Large View MediumPhoto © Burger Collection View Large View MediumPhoto © Tim Chaloner Best A
184 Post contains images TZTriStar500 : I thought I'd post these which were variations of the NWA "silver mica" and "bowling shoe" liveries. Both hybrids were short-lived, lasting less than
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