CALTECH From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2444 posts, RR: 26 Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 52661 times:
First UA aircraft undergoes new livery makeover
The first UA aircraft to receive the new livery – a Boeing 777 – is in the paint process for the new livery and is expected to take to the skies on Nov. 23. By the end of the year, UA will have up to seven aircraft painted – all Boeing 777-200s.
Meanwhile, a CO Boeing 767 went into repainting on Tuesday. Both UA and CO aircraft are being painted with the new UA branding at three different facilities. Presently, the majority of paint work is being done in Amarillo, Texas. CO’s widebody fleet, which is undergoing other routine maintenance checks, is being re-branded in Hong Kong. Other paint facilities in Victorville, Calif., and Roswell, N.M., are also under consideration.
The changes to the UA planes are more extensive, given the new livery design. We plan to post a progress meter on flyingtogether.ual.com. Stay tuned to Jeff's Journal, which will soon feature a time-lapse video of the repainting work.
from what I understand that's because they only paint them when needed or during heavy checks, unlike DL who just painted them to change the livery to the current one quickly. It might change to have the UA planes painted quickly, at least the grey ones.
bdl2stl2pvg From China, joined Jun 2006, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 51707 times:
Quoting dl767captain (Reply 6): from what I understand that's because they only paint them when needed or during heavy checks,
Do all airlines repaint during a certain check / heavy check? i.e. - would AA repaint any of their aircraft during their heavy checks? Its obvious during a color scheme change, but I've wondered if there is a lifespan to a paint-job. I noted a lot of the darker paint schemes - i.e. the prior US & UA schemes do clearly show their age/wear.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6039 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 50410 times:
Quoting dl767captain (Reply 5): from what I understand that's because they only paint them when needed or during heavy checks, unlike DL who just painted them to change the livery to the current one quickly. It might change to have the UA planes painted quickly, at least the grey ones.
CO/UA has targeted getting the ENTIRE UA FLEET repainted within 24 months.
Which certainly beats the 6+ years that the blue on blue on blue UA livery has been around, yet many aircraft haven't been painted in it...
SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 49725 times:
Quoting bdl2stl2pvg (Reply 6): Do all airlines repaint during a certain check / heavy check?
These days an aircraft doesn't need repainting after a heavy check. It used to be the best time to apply a new livery as the aircraft would be repainted anyway, but not anymore.
Example, A well known european carrier is currently sending its B744's in for new paint in one location, whilst others are coming back from another location following a heavy check in the same (old) livery they went in with
Let's hope they don't use such big titles on the the 747's. In this photo, it just looks too big. I think half that size would be just right. Sure, it wouldn't be quite as visible but it would be much classier.
United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 6254 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 42420 times:
Quoting Reply 2): I can assume its because their 777's are being reconfigured?
N222UA is in the old XP configuration.
Quoting manfredj (Reply 18):
I'm glad to see they are painting their aircraft the right way for once, remove the old paint first. Pay a bit more for better quality. Way to go Continental...show em how it's done.
....thats how UA has always painted aircraft...strip and paint.
MCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 41018 times:
I can't get all that excited about the "new" livery. Really, it's just CO's same old livery but with the word "United" in a new font. I'll miss the big, stylized "U" going back 40 years. I'm hoping they design a new livery soon incoroporating more of the old UA.