Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
American Eagle Logo Differences  
User currently offlinemacsog6 From Singapore, joined Jan 2010, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7536 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

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?  


Sixty Plus Years of Flying! "I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things." - Saint Ex
14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7490 times:

Could be a former American Connection (Chautauqua and TransStates) jet that only got the Eagle titles repainted. I know that all blue eagle was the difference between Eagle and Connection airplanes.

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7490 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

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.

User currently offlineflyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7183 times:

Also in reference to the Eagle paint jobs- they are removing the "Regional Jet" paint from the side of the engine cowling. So you might spot a few of those around the system.


These postings or comments are not a company-sponsored source of communication.
User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7116 times:

BTW, they aren't called eagles. They're referred to as "chickens". The American Eagle ones were sometimes called "the sunburned chickens" due to one side being red.

User currently offlineaa777lvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 216 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7036 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.

-AA777LVR


User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 713 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

Quoting thrufru (Reply 4):
BTW, they aren't called eagles. They're referred to as "chickens". The American Eagle ones were sometimes called "the sunburned chickens" due to one side being red.

That may be what people (employees) call it in the colloquial sense, but the logo is, in fact, a stylized eagle.



Δ D E L T A: Keep Climbing
User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6781 times:

is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees? aren't they quite obviously eagles?

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15735 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6777 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 7):
is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees?

Probably just as a joke. Like the old Trans Am hood graphic that was popularly referred to as the "flaming chicken."



Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6749 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!

User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5220 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6744 times:

Actually, I know some AA pilots that have long referred to Eagle aircraft, whether Saabs, ATRs, Embrears, and Canadairs, as eaglets.

User currently offlineflyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1878 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

I like the "eaglet" nickname- I think that's very appropriate!

The ERJs kind of look like an eaglet!


User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2286 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Quoting flyboy80 (Reply 7):
is there a reason they're referred to as "chickens" by employees? aren't they quite obviously eagles?
Quoting ckfred (Reply 10):
Actually, I know some AA pilots that have long referred to Eagle aircraft, whether Saabs, ATRs, Embraers, and Canadairs, as eaglets.

Most of us call em the Hitler Youth. (AA = the Sky Nazi's...so...) I personally call the logo the Chicken.

Got a couple buddies over there, no hate, all love!

ATCT



"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Chautauqua owns the leases on the 15 AAC 140s we have. There are 13 in AA paint and 2 with blue tails. The ones you see are the TSA ones.


ETOPS...Engines Turn Or People Swim
User currently offlinethrufru From Marshall Islands, joined Feb 2009, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting KGRB (Reply 6):
That may be what people (employees) call it in the colloquial sense, but the logo is, in fact, a stylized eagle

That's why the word "chicken" was, and still is, in quotation marks.  


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
American Eagle RJs To The Caribbean (MIA-LRM) posted Wed Jan 12 2011 17:32:32 by MAH4546
American Eagle Replaces SPI-ORD With SPI-DFW posted Thu Nov 25 2010 13:53:32 by KarlB737
American Eagle Double Bird Ingestion At AVL? posted Fri Jul 23 2010 12:54:23 by DeltaAVL
What Is American Eagle Agent Max Pay? posted Wed Jun 23 2010 23:32:58 by TX2FL
Old American Eagle Terminal @LAX, Form & Function? posted Sun Jun 13 2010 21:29:19 by MrSkyGuy
American Eagle Announces New ORD-MHK Service posted Tue Jun 8 2010 12:02:55 by kstateinALB
American Eagle Loads On Flights Launched In 2009 posted Tue Jun 1 2010 11:52:49 by realsim
American Eagle Question posted Mon May 24 2010 11:37:59 by ckfred
American Eagle Growth? posted Mon Apr 5 2010 22:25:34 by bigsky09
American Eagle SAF-LAX Flights A Failure? posted Sun Mar 14 2010 19:29:47 by 1337Delta764