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N831MH Hybrid Delta Scheme!  
User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1061 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10096 times:
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Just seen N831MH arrive wearing this interesting mixture of new and old DL schemes:




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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10057 times:

I'm stumped. What am I missing? Looks like the normal new DL livery...

User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10060 times:
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Quoting chrisair (Reply 1):
I'm stumped. What am I missing? Looks like the normal new DL livery...

It has the silver belly of the previous livery as opposed to the dark blue paint.

Interesting hybrid!


User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10060 times:

The new livery does not have a silver underside.

User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10060 times:
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Still has silver belly.


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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2116 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10005 times:

Quoting je89_w (Reply 2):
It has the silver belly of the previous livery as opposed to the dark blue paint.
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 3):
The new livery does not have a silver underside.
Quoting hotplane (Reply 4):
Still has silver belly.

I guess it's time to get my eyes checked. 


User currently offlinehotplane From UK - England, joined Jul 2006, 1061 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9982 times:
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You can just see where the new titles have been stuck on the dirty fuselage.


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User currently offlineDLATL37 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9872 times:

Here is another picture of N831MH with the hybrid scheme. The registration number was listed incorrectly when posted. If you look close you will see that it's ship 1807.

http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01804857


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

Quoting chrisair (Reply 1):
I'm stumped. What am I missing? Looks like the normal new DL livery...

All the more reason to pump out more hybrids.......John Q Public would never notice.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2352 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9647 times:

Does anyone know why DL decided to do this? This plane Reminds me of that Ryan International 767 that wore the hybrid DL c/s.

[Edited 2010-07-22 04:51:46]


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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9394 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 9):
Does anyone know why DL decided to do this? This plane Reminds me of that Ryan International 767 that wore the hybrid DL c/s.

Probably to get rid of the wavy gravy livery that much faster. Takes a lot less time to paint only the tail, titles, and engine than it does to paint an entire airplane.

They'll probably stay this way until they're due for a full repaint.



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
User currently offlineCaptSkibi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9306 times:

And here I was hoping that it was wearing a Red Tail or sporting the NWA silver instead of the white fuselage.


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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9217 times:
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The hybrid colors look fine and are a good way to get aircraft into the new brand quickly, but I question why they did it to N831MH. As far as I can tell, N831MH has never received a full repaint since it was delivered in 2000, so it would almost certainly be due for one by now. It definitely needed work done, as the red on the engines and logo had gone completely pink. However, if they are taking the time to do the partial repaint, they might as well slap a new coat of white paint on the body and paint the blue belly to complete the job.

User currently offlineshengzhurou From China, joined May 2010, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9194 times:

the logo is what DL wants to show to the public. but it's an interesting hybrid look. i wonder if they will do that to the unpainted NW birds.


Sheng Zhu Rou
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9140 times:

Quoting shengzhurou (Reply 13):
i wonder if they will do that to the unpainted NW birds.

The DC-9-30/40s are scheduled to be retired on Labor Day weekend, and the 752 5500-series birds are quickly being repainted into DL "Onward & Upward" colors, along with getting (much-needed) cabin refurbishments.

Those two mainline types, plus some 9E CR2s that are being repainted as I speak, are the only DL birds with NW colors.



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8632 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14):
Those two mainline types, plus some 9E CR2s that are being repainted as I speak, are the only DL birds with NW colors.

XJ still has CRJ-200s in the silver scheme as well.



Hey Swifty
User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6764 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8541 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 12):
The hybrid colors look fine and are a good way to get aircraft into the new brand quickly

I actually like the silver belly more than the blue one, but that's just me.

Quoting CaptSkibi (Reply 11):
And here I was hoping that it was wearing a Red Tail or sporting the NWA silver instead of the white fuselage.

But if you were a big enough widgethead, you'd know that the NxxxMH registration is a 764  


User currently offlineasqx From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8385 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14):
and the 752 5500-series birds are quickly being repainted into DL "Onward & Upward" colors, along with getting (much-needed) cabin refurbishments.

So far they are only getting painted. I work flights operated by 5500 series aircraft at least twice a day and on the planes that have been repainted the interiors are unchanged with the old cloth seat covers and dingy wall panels.


User currently offlinemayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10431 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8100 times:

None of the -400s have been stored in the desert, have they? I wondered if they just brought this out for the summer season? What's the ship # for the Skyteam livery?


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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7993 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
What's the ship # for the Skyteam livery?

N844MH / 1820 (cn 29717/871)



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3104 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6697 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 16):
I actually like the silver belly more than the blue one, but that's just me.

   You're not alone on that. I like that livery too.   



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User currently offlinealitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6619 times:

Saw this on 7/8 when leaving for ATH on DL. Surprised to have seen a hybrid, and was gonna post about it. Seems like went in for an interior refit for lie-flats and they wanted to slap on the new logo....


Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Quoting CaptSkibi (Reply 11):
or sporting the NWA silver instead of the white fuselage.

Now that would be a great looking aircraft!
I love the NWA silver, I wish someone would do something like that. We sure could use that at United, anything would be better than what we are about to have. I think we might see AA use something like that with the 787 though.



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User currently offlinedeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9430 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):

Nope. Only planes that have been parked are the 757, 744, 763(both As and ERs), and 333s.

The 400s stay fairly used all year round. During the low TATL season DL sends them on ATL-South America.



yep.
User currently offlinebriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Is the tail painted, or is it a decal? I ask because Air Canada quickly moved their fleet to a hybrid look by doing this.

Brian



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25 Post contains links DLATL37 : Here is another photo of the hybrid Delta scheme on N831MH http://www.opshots.net/gallery2/index.php?page=photos&id=22586
26 JBo : Most likely painted since they had to paint the tailcone area white where the wavy tail used to 'overflow'
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