timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
I was reviewing aircraft movements on FlightAware and ran across an aircraft that caught my attention. It is N880DA, an MD-88 that is flying for a new charter airline called Dynamic Airways. At first I thought this might be an ex-Delta aircraft, but all the Delta MD-88 registrations start with the number 9. I then found a picture of the aircraft, and was even more baffled.
This aircraft previously flew for Midwest Airlines and was never part of the Delta fleet, yet the livery clearly matches the current DL livery minus titles & tail. What is going on here? As far as I can tell this operator has no connection to DL, so why would there be so many similarities?
etherealsky From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
Quoting timf (Thread starter): yet the livery clearly matches the current DL livery minus titles & tail.
The only thing that matches is a blue belly (unless you mean the fact that the rest of it is painted white?)
Quoting timf (Thread starter): As far as I can tell this operator has no connection to DL, so why would there be so many similarities?
There are definitely no connections to DL. Dynamic currently operates scores of King Airs across the globe doing all kinds of special missions and this charter service is their latest venture. The paint scheme matches their King Air fleet, and if anything it's a good reflection of the company itself... low-key, straghtforward and efficient.