kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8444 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8899 times:
SQ has only been modified slightly since the 70's - I am trying to think exactly when they added the rather tacky gold stripe to the rear of the fin and to the cheatline , was it in the early 80s ? I still have never figured out why they did it as it looked much better before that .
JBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2294 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 8866 times:
I do believe AA has one of the oldest, if not THE oldest unchanged liveries still flying.
Although, if you really wanted to get technical, it could be argued that AA has, indeed, 'modified' their livery in that the tail on all aircraft are painted solid grey rather than have a patchwork of painted composite and bare metal (case in point with the MD-80s, older photos show bare metal, newer ones show a painted tail).
Who knows what will happen with the 787.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
thrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 213 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6666 times:
Several years ago, I was having a conversation with some friends at the crew check-in counter in dispatch. We were talking about airline logos/liveries, particularly the classic circular ones, ie: the Lufthansa Crane, the JAL Crane, The Continental meat ball and so on.
I commented on how I didn't expect to see any changes, especially among the first two. The next day, JAL introduced their new livery. Argh. At least Air France still has the little sea horse of the old logo on the front of the fuselage.
Fabo From Slovakia, joined Aug 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5358 times:
OK have had several in early 90s, before they settled with the triangle tail scheme. Which they changed lately into IMHO awful "diamond" scheme. Guitar pick, no less. Shame one of the first to wear it was the special - anniversary plane with Brandenburg scheme.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23241 posts, RR: 23 Reply 20, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5027 times:
Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 9): Since1970 AC has changed 3 liveries including the Font style as well. Here are few pics of AC from 1970 til present but not in specific orders.
You're missing the original AC livery introduced when they changed their name to Air Canada in 1965, although it began appearing on a few aircraft in late 1964. That livery used a darker shade of red, had a narrower fuselage cheatline, a black glareshield below the cockpit windows, a smaller logo on the tail, and the Air Canada name on the fuselage in black instead of red.