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User currently offlineDELTA FLYER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

I saw a picture of an American Airlines MD-80 painted in white instead of metal color ? Why ?
Does AA intend to repaint all its fleets in white ? I think white under 2 red and blue stripes is also a good idea : give AA a new look.

Can anybody confirm or explain ? Thanks

DELTA FLYER

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User currently offlineDGS From Spain, joined Apr 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Its an ex Reno aircraft..AA will take a year or so too repaint the 25 or so aircraft they got when bought Reno..

User currently offlineAA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Umm do you live in a hole or something??????

User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

That aircraft was once part of Reno Air's fleet...wierd to see a white AA huh

User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Could you post that picture, if it was picture or provide the link to the picture? I'd like to see it!

Thanx!

- Neil Harrison


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3993 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
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That must be an ex-Reno Air plane. I'm certain. American has no plan to change its current livery, and even if they did plan to change they wouldn't choose a white scheme to replace the silver livery would they? They are changing the interiors but not the exterior look.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

The Ex-Reno Air planes are being sent to an outfit in Oklahoma City called AAR where they are being fitted with the new AA seat and interiors,and also the modified paint scheme. The silver scheme may not come until the planes are due for a major overhaul if AA decides to keep them that long. The planes will mostly stay on the west coast, very much like the AirCal planes did.

User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

I bet AA won't keep the MD-90s long.
I assume Reno had them because they were quieter than the noisy MD-80s.
They have no real compatibility with the AA fleet due to their IAE engines and AA can easily use the 757 or 737-800 instead on the routes the MD-90 was designed. Both are quiet and probably could outperform the MD-90 in most areas anyway.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Is it just me, or does the white look better on that plane?

User currently offlineSEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

The reason there are some AA's in white is because of the recent merger between AA and Reno Air, AA got all of Reno Air's old planes, but kept them white.  

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I think the main reason AA has kept this scheme for so long, is because of the economics. When you consider how much paint must be used to paint an aircraft, and how much paint weighs, AA a/c use much less fuel getting, and keeping, a plane in the air.

LH423



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User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Pilot1113, you may already have found it, but the pic is on Airliners.Net under id#51445.

TriStar


User currently offlineTriStar From Belgium, joined Oct 1999, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

id#48062 is an even funnier looking one...

TriStar


User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

I saw the picture of the white AA plane, but i am confused. It seems to me that it would cost the same amount of money and time to take all the reno paint off and put on the AA red white and blue stripes. If they were taking off the reno paint why didn't they take off the white paint also and polish the metal to look like the rest of the AA planes?

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1312 times:



not too bad looking, either!

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3993 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1307 times:
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That particular DC-10 must come from Delta following the merger with Western. In other words, that DC-10 was originally built for Western.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Correct, it came via Delta and Western for a short, 3-month stint with AA.

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineWilliam From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

If you like white,there are plenty of American Eagle SAABs flying around.

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