macsog6 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 541 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7589 times:
Yesterday, I was delayed on the ramp at DFW whilst flying AA and noticed the numerous regional jets parked around Teriminal B. I then noticed that the logo on the vertical stabilizer on the American Eagle aircraft were not all alike. Eagle uses the stylized eagle that you normally see between the two A's on mainline AA as their main logo. On the mainline aircraft, the eagle is blue. On some Eagle regionals, the eagle is completely blue (N600BP for example) as it is on the mailine birds, yet on other Eagle aircraft one wing of the eagle is blue and the other is red.
Any reasons for this? Did they change Eagle's logo at some point? Or did the paint shop read the drawing wrong?
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timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7543 times:
The blue eagle is part of the AmericanConnection scheme, for regional flights operated by airlines other than American Eagle. N600BP was formerly N813HK with Trans States. When it moved to American Eagle, they repainted the titles but not the tail logo.
aa777lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7089 times:
I believe the first 10 EMB-145's delivered to Eagle (N600-N609) were leased to Trans States during operations at STL. I'm not sure why, but when Trans States operated them they were re-registered as N8XXHK. They were returned as the leases expired and all were re-registered back to the N6XX during their lease return maintenance checks. For some reason Eagle did not update the scissor Eagle logo (red/blue versus blue/blue) during the re-acceptance check.
flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6802 times:
Makes sense. Over at QX employees call the sunsplash logo on the tail the meatball, from the old days, or more amusingly, the other end of the eskimo- mocking the differences between AS and QX- which appears to be the case with eagle employees and AA here!