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New Livery For AA On The Way?  
User currently offlinebueb0g From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2010, 649 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 36041 times:

Just posted on flightglobal.com:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-considering-livery-update-371852/

According to Captain Jim Dees - fleet captain for AA's 777s and future 787s - the airline is evaluating new colour schemes, as a lot of the airframes that the airline will be receiving will not have aluminium fuselages, but composite. Whether the update will amount to anything more than changing the shiny silver that makes up the majority of the current livery to a grey or a white remains to be seen, but hopefully it's something more substantial.

Has anybody else heard anything about a potential change to the colourscheme? What are we likely to see?


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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 36084 times:

Yes, change it, modify it, update it!!! Most airlines do that after emerging from bankruptcy. Change is always GOOD!  

User currently offlineeldanno From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 35927 times:

I've got a feeling that it will look like the current US scheme with AA titles...   

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 35797 times:

I think adding grey would suit the current livery best IMO, instead of white. If they do go white then the majority of a.net will be complaining about another white livery, but it seem like the norm with airlines these days. O well, either way, im not complaining.


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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1608 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 35765 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 3):
I think adding grey would suit the current livery best IMO, instead of white. If they do go white then the majority of a.net will be complaining about another white livery, but it seem like the norm with airlines these days. O well, either way, im not complaining.

Indeed. Why not just make the base layer gray, keep everything else the same, and go from there?


User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4516 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35703 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 1):
Change is always GOOD!

Not always....


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I'm for keeping the AA livery as it is, but on composite aircraft, paint the "bare" areas in silver metallic flake, similar to Northwest's final paint scheme. This is more interesting than just grey, while keeping the classic AA look.

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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35411 times:

I agree, a silver metalic base like former NWA and Virgin Atlantic's would work for AA. Modify the font and streamline the cheatlines and logo and it would effectively refresh AA's current one.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25700 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35425 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 5):
I'm for keeping the AA livery as it is, but on composite aircraft, paint the "bare" areas in silver metallic flake, similar to Northwest's final paint scheme.

Agree. Also Aeroflot, Jet2, Germanwings, and a few others.


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9908 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35391 times:

Quoting eldanno (Reply 2):
I've got a feeling that it will look like the current US scheme with AA titles...

Who knows that might very well happen but I'm not sure. The AA brand is very popular in Latin America and I don't know if it is a wise move to take that away but who am I to say. Stranger things have happened  

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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35358 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 5):
Not always....

I actually like the new delta livery, compared to the wavy-gravy, its 10 times better!
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Quoting eldanno (Reply 2):
I've got a feeling that it will look like the current US scheme with AA titles...

I don't think so. While I do like the US livery, I don't think it would look good with the AA titles.



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User currently offlinePelle From Denmark, joined Apr 2012, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35247 times:

I'm all for changing the AA livery. I've just always disliked the look of their planes, to me they just look unfinished, like low-budget flying tin cans.


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User currently offlinestrfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 35143 times:
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it'll be a shame to see the classic livery go but progress has GOT to happen. That livery is what led me TO the airline industry as I dreamed of working for American. As Luck would have it United hired me First. But I've aleways admired American;s Livery because it looks like the PROUD stars and stripes. I DO wish the Eagle had looked more Menacing though.

User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 939 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 34924 times:

Quoting eldanno (Reply 2):
I've got a feeling that it will look like the current US scheme with AA titles.
http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00014883.jpg

Yessir, yessir.      

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4516 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 34504 times:

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 12):

The font on that thing looks awful. Otherwise it's okay. But I prefer AA remain independent.


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2372 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 34304 times:

silver paint all the way with some subtly revised cheatline and font adaptations will do just fine

User currently offlinemurchmo From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 34201 times:




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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 34021 times:

I think that US airways/american paint looks ugly. Maybe if the purple was replaced with blue, it would look a little better.


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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2398 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 33971 times:

Quoting murchmo (Reply 15):

Back to the Future! Love that one.


User currently offlineAirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 33931 times:

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 16):
I think that US airways/american paint looks ugly. Maybe if the purple was replaced with blue, it would look a little better.

I agree. I think that people are posting that goofy hybrid scheme just to rile people up. I would like to see the AA livery tastefully updated, but retaining a red, white, and blue cheatline. No Eurowhite and no "swoosh" of any type, please!


User currently offlinecaleeiii From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 33899 times:



  


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 33599 times:

Does anyone have any data on how much weight those chrome paints would add versus regular paint? Is the process too complicated for an aviation application?

If it could be done with no added penalty over normal pigments, then that it the way to go.




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User currently offlineB6A322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 33511 times:

Battleship Grey.

Blue Belly.

Blue Eagle on tail.

American Airlines in logo appropriate colors.

That's my guess.



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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2333 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 33472 times:

while I like the current AA livery after AA's negative image of it losing money and going through bankruptcy it probably is about the right time to go through a "brand re-freshening". If UA gave up the tulip then anything is possible.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13667 posts, RR: 61
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 33096 times:
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Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 1):
Change is always GOOD!

Only when it's change for the better; change for change's sake is just tampering.



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User currently offlinelexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 33060 times:

Quoting murchmo (Reply 15):

God that's one sexy 757 murchmo.



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25 fpetrutiu : I know, it will look very similar if not identical to the US livery... That is if the merger goes through :P
26 Post contains images iFlyLOTs : here here!
27 SPREE34 : Looks a lot like it would have had AA adopted the last TW scheme.
28 murchmo : I have to be honest. While I really believe the retro livery thing can work great when simple and done right. I think US Airways has the best "newer"
29 Post contains images Byrdluvs747 : Wow! Elegant is the last word used to describe US' livery. I have to agree.
30 Post contains links and images Aloha717200 : While you may be "stirring the pot", the second image there actually looks pretty sharp, with the exception of the mis-aligned tail logo. Bearing tha
31 Post contains images murchmo : It must have been te way te light hit that 757 with winglets in Kona that made me think it was nice. I'll stick with the retro.
32 Sevensixtyseven : Maybe exchanging the Aeroflot blue tail for something different...but silver like Aeroflot would look very nice..
33 jporterfi : I hate that look! It looks totally wrong, and really messy! I'm more for nothing resembling US until a merger has been announced! I'm thinking of a c
34 Beardown91737 : Best looking AA I have seen, if it has to be called American, this would be the one to go with, but that AA logo with the eagle may need to be left b
35 Post contains images Byrdluvs747 : Messy is the precise word I would use for those juvenile liveries. People think cutting & pasting is the best way to create a brand image. What y
36 Post contains links and images columba :
37 Post contains images EA CO AS : Thank you! The current one does that. No update needed. Full-stop.
38 columba : ....and that will keep AA´s management from sleeping at night ?? Good examples. My guess it would be either like the current paint scheme just with
39 817Dreamliiner : No, im just stating what ive observed from peoples views towards new liveries that are mostly white.
40 Post contains images jporterfi :
41 na : AAs livery is old, but its a classic that has aged well without being stunning. I would compare it to the classic simplicity of Lufthansa or Qantas,
42 Giancavia : How so.. It's old way out of date and totaly bland. I may be in a minority on Anet but I think AA needs a new C/s pronto. Also how does it represent
43 Post contains images virgincrew : I like this one .......
44 einsteinboricua : Indeed. This one is just perfect.
45 Byrdluvs747 : This is one of the more acceptable fantasy liveries out there, and the tail is elegant and professional. However, the abruptly cutoff cheatline and t
46 rg787 : Yes, so you are bankrupt and want to change your livery that everyone is aware off, even a 3 years old, and spend money not only creating and putting
47 AviRaider : Gorgeous! I loved that livery. They should've painted the whole fleet that way.
48 Post contains images EaglePower83 : Yeah....change is always good................
49 tommy767 : I for one LOVE the US scheme with American titles. It would look awesome on every single aircraft in the fleet. I'm still puking over that UA scheme.
50 ual777uk : I agree, there is a lot of changes going on at AA and they need a fresh look, rebranding etc. It does not need to be anything too over thr top but wh
51 speedbird217 : I hope they don't change it too much. There were a couple of pictures in this thread where this silver-shiny-look was achieved with other methods, so
52 AKLDELNonstop : That is indeed a very nice livery. Retains the old polished/silver look and makes the font and tail a bit more modern. I would really like to see tha
53 ual777uk : I sincerely hope you are right!
54 rj777 : How about the tail from that, but instead of stopping it in the middle of the plane, having the stripes run all the way to the front and around.....A
55 EaglePower83 : I concur. I think that would look really classy.
56 AirPacific747 : I don't like the red, white and blue cheatline.. some nostalgic airline geeks might love it, but to most people I would say it looks outdated.
57 AAMDanny : Not being funny... but American have a lot more important thing's to sort out first before faffing around with a new livery.
58 Post contains images falkerker : Thats one awful livery! Why dont they do exactly as they do with the aluminum airplanes, just leave the composite materials in their original colour.
59 na : Sorry, but thats nothing more than a Cargolux copy,only that this time blue is above red. Please not.
60 Post contains links and images bmacleod : Add AC to list.... View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe SamsonView Large View MediumPhoto © Jorge Abreu The current livery is a little better.. V
61 Post contains links and images iluvflywn : I like this livery: Source: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00011392
62 AADC10 : I do not think AA has a big need to change identity after bankruptcy. While Ch. 11 is not good, the public is largely uninterested as all of the legac
63 qf002 : I can understand the attachment that enthusiasts would have to the existing livery, like any classic livery. But as a young person, I can tell you tha
64 iFlyLOTs : So then a euro-white looks better? Other than minor things QF, LH, SQ, and AF have not changed their livery in ages but there's no one complaining ab
65 Post contains images LU9092 : Yikes. Looks like something George W. Bush's campaign team would have come up with in 1999...if you look close, there's probably a sticker on the tai
66 Post contains links and images virgincrew : Source: http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00015043
67 Post contains images virgincrew : What about this one ...... [Edited 2012-05-15 12:08:04]
68 AirCalSNA : This thread well illustrates just how difficult it will be to improve on the current AA livery. Sorry to say, but none of the proposed alternates is e
69 rampart : Great. Now 4 people think they have an original idea... (complete with stir the pot emoticons) I find more enjoyment by reading the entire thread, do
70 JBo : The bare polished metal look just doesn't look as classy as it used to with so many grey plastic parts dotting the landscape. A silver metallic look
71 Aloha717200 : Perhaps you should take a second look. I noted the original image, stated I didn't like the font, someone else posted a similar one with the American
72 tsugambler : 1) AA is NOT going to merge with US. It's just not gonna happen. 2) I've said this in threads on this topic before, but change for the sake of change
73 scbriml : AA already has large areas of grey paint on a lot of their planes.
74 tsugambler : Yes... the tails, and some parts of the wings and engines. Not the fuselage (excepting the A300s, which were sort of orphan stepchildren). And yes, A
75 Post contains images zippyjet : Keep the change! Another blatant example of good to bad: The former is simple, and timeless the second looks dated and the globe looks like a "specia
76 Post contains images Byrdluvs747 : It looks nice, but not for the entire fleet. I can see that as a "Salute to America" livery on one or two planes, but thats all. By the time these "y
77 ghifty : Honestly, that's the best concept livery I've seen for AA. It's classy. Maybe if the blue swoop was lower, the titles (in Helvetica) could go above t
78 liftsifter : PLEASE! I've had absolutely enough of the current scheme! I certainly hope that it's nothing drastic so that the entire fleet doesn't get flipped upsi
79 BC77008 : You can certainly speak for yourself, but I don't think you're the spokesperson for all young people. AA's planes are not tired looking, messy, scrat
80 rampart : I did. The 2nd one posted was the one with the ham-handed attempt at the American typeface. The example previous and all subsequent ones are the exac
81 AVLAirlineFreq : By all means, let's give a giant middle finger to the stockholders, creditors, and employees by coming out of bankruptcy and investing money in a new
82 PWMRamper : This is sharp.
83 DocLightning : Sure we do. On CERTAIN BRANDS. McDonald's has never changed their iconic "Golden Arches." Coca-Cola has never changed their iconic script (more accur
84 Post contains links ord : Apparently a new livery and logo have been in the works for the past 18 months... http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...siders-change-in-oldest-jet-l
85 ghifty : New or revised? One can argue that Delta's widget is "new" but, in my eyes, it's merely revised. Modernised and brought up to current "standards." Lo
86 N766UA : Agree 100%. It makes zero sense to have Continental's [aging] livery with "UNITED" slapped on the side. It's confusing at best, and frankly I think i
87 American 767 : White, I would agree with your statement if they repaint their planes the same way the ex-Reno Air planes were repainted, but I think that gray, even
88 commavia : You hardly speak for every "young person." Having been born since 1980, I can attest that for many people - both "old" and "young" - AA's livery look
89 N766UA : Oh, and as for AA as a standalone (which I hope it stays because US is a mess), if they're going to replace their iconic logo they'd better be damn su
90 ghifty : The skyteam gray is nice.
91 Nutsaboutplanes : Regardless of what happens merger wise, AA will have to change their livery for one very simple reason: The current, long- lived colors are the visual
92 Beardown91737 : While some consider the Helvetica font "iconic" and timeless there is an opposing view which is that a new brand would say "we are a different AA now"
93 wdleiser : They do not "have" to change their livery. I do not equate their livery to their financial situation, I equate shitty management and stubborness as t
94 qf002 : But those minor things are what have maintained a fresh and modern look... Things like tweaking the font (hardly a minor change IMO), adjusting logos
95 Post contains links and images georgetown : Hey, in all honesty, how about this one? View Large View MediumPhoto © John Padgett
96 questions : A better combined livery would have been the CO fuselage with UNITED in the pre-merger font and the pre-merger tulip U on the tail. As far as AA, my
97 DocLightning : That's my point. It is possible to retain iconic branding without being anachronistic.
98 Post contains images qf002 : Apologies for the misinterpretation... I was in defense overload mode
99 aerohottie : See i'm not sure the AA branding can be "refreshed". The current brand and reputation is in the toilet IMHO. The difference with McDs and Coke compar
100 Post contains images aerohottie : I love this livery (as posted in #61), but think it needs to be toned down a little, and the eagle and font should be changed (or retained rather)...
101 Post contains images tsugambler : I would like to politely disagree. Perhaps to A-netters, but not necessarily to the general public. Most of the public doesn't even know about AA bei
102 Byrdluvs747 : Ever see a euro-white plane after a few months. Go look at AF metal.
103 Post contains links and images murchmo : View Large View MediumPhoto © Ben WangView Large View MediumPhoto © Michael F. McLaughlin Ew Honestly keep it the same. The silver metallic flake lo
104 qf002 : You can have a high impact change without doing away with the things that define the brand... Look at QF and AF for example -- neither are particular
105 Post contains images scbriml : The AA brand can be seen flying on many planes with white fuselages today. Because it matters that much, doesn't it?
106 Byrdluvs747 : Sorry, but I fly AA at least twice a week, and I have never seen an AA plane in such a state that the finish is dulled by scratches. Sure the MD'80's
107 Giancavia : It's just one of those dumbass things that people on ANET are obsessed with getting wrong. Suggesting Liveries mean nothing and corporate identities
108 747srule : I say leave it as is. After all,that chrome will get you home!!!
109 N766UA : NWA's "silver" jets looked awful, by the way. No 2 were the same shade, and many (if not most) had grossly mis-matched colors blotted all over them.
110 TSS : Therein lies the problem with metallic/metalflake paint: It never "flops" the same on the repairs as it does on the main coat, leading to a distinctl
111 LOWS : That looks like it was designed by the same person who designs the „art“ for hotel rooms in a generic US Suburb. You know, I understand national
112 Post contains links and images rikkus67 : This is a hybrid that I put together of both the "standard" and a modern version RP Abraham did on Modified Airliner Photos website. I say to leave t
113 Giancavia : Like the eagle without the AA but the Fuselage looks pretty bland and outdated. I think its mostly the font I hate that old block font.
114 zippyjet : This is a change I would like! Same for this one. These liveries may be worth keeping if they are a reality.
115 tsugambler : Welllllll.... I MAY have been just a teensy bit over-dramatic.
116 DocLightning : It makes perfect sense, even though it's ugly. It means that only one fleet (PMUA's) needs to be repainted, while the PMCO fleet can have a quick sti
117 micstatic : I think their new livery is quite nice. While I like the current bare metal look of American, I detest the metallic flake paint. Think it looks cheez
118 ghifty : The keyword here is "continually." Coca-Cola and PepsiCola have been constantly renewing and revitalising their branding. The changes are gradual...
119 Post contains images Byrdluvs747 : If this thread proves anything, its that AA is going to have to try the high quality chrome paints and not the silver flake. Everything posted here se
120 will777 : I don't see everyone's fascination with Helvetica. It seems overused to me. Not only AA, but LH also uses the font. It is also used for the entire New
121 N766UA : It makes perfect sense to bean counters, chartered accountants, and Jeff Smisek. To anyone else, it makes as much sense as Coke buying Pepsi and keep
122 avnut43 : Yes, the livery is old. But the design is simple, it works. A classic. The Eurowhite look is so boring and uninspiring. It’s like they forgot to fin
123 Post contains images DocLightning : The Helvetica typeface is iconic. That will not change. Can you imagine American Airlines in Times New Roman?
124 Post contains images iFlyLOTs : I want to see them in Comic Sans But I agree in all semi-seriousness that I can muster up. American looks best in Helvetica
125 ghifty : It's versatile. It can fit into a lot of industries... Times New Roman on the other hand. The font is iconic in that in changed how graphics were mad
126 jporterfi : This one is a lot better, but the cheatline needs to continue to the front of the fuselage, and the font size needs to be shrunk. Maybe switching the
127 Beardown91737 : All I really care about is not seeing the awesome US livery compromised with Helvetica. Also the name American in US's current font looks as wrong as
128 Post contains images columba : Sorry, this look like Amtrak
129 AVLAirlineFreq : Presumably, Spirit will be the first airline to use that font.
130 bueb0g : That may be the case, but when your aircraft's fuselage is not made of aluminium, then you're in trouble - e.g the 787, which was the trigger for the
131 ckfred : If you repaint the fleet ASAP, then you have a valid point. But, if repainting is done during normal maintenance schedules (I think AA strips planes
132 PHX787 : I like the first one. More mature looking. That too is beautiful. I don't know if you were being sarcastic or no, but I do like UA's new livery. I ag
133 deltaflyertoo : As does B6, somewhat WN, and US. That leads me to wonder if AA does do new scheme if it would get red tail instead. Instincts dictate a blue tail bas
134 Post contains links and images garpd : *Sticks head above the parapet* Tin hat and flack jacket donned *Ducks back down*
135 N766UA : Fuselage of the top one, tail of the bottom one.
136 Viscount724 : That's true for branding in general, e.g. in print, advertising, etc, but in my opinion the aircraft fleet could be plain white or black or green wit
137 timf : I think the top one would be good for a minor refresh, however I would make the AA on the tail monochrome to match the eagle. I don't think the color
138 garpd : That is incorrect sir. It's what Boeing recommends. But you can have em in any colour you like.
139 B6JFKH81 : My pants just got a little tighter seeing this one....OMG that would be beautiful!! Especially if they used the silver metallic....AND the red metall
140 brilondon : This one looks horrible. It looks like something you would get at a carnival to paint on some kids' face.
141 Post contains images tsugambler : The first one is not bad (primarily because of how close it is to the current livery). The second one is too close to other airlines that have a blue
142 Post contains images DocLightning : No no no. You are absolutely wrong. The opposite combination is CLEARLY superior. ( ) (point: no accounting for taste) You are trying to affect their
143 Post contains images iFlyLOTs : I see what you did there! I agree with tsugambler on the bottom one too, it looks too similar to every other major in the US of A right now, I do how
144 TSS : Not as posted, no, it doesn't. The blue "A" on the blue background especially doesn't work. I'd make both "A"s on the tail red with white outlines an
145 Post contains links and images garpd : I should add that these are just for fun. I am in no way suggesting that AA would ever go for anything like this. Just want to add some colour to the
146 Byrdluvs747 : I like the tail on the bottom jet. The red tail is too loud.
147 IMissPiedmont : One old phrase comes to mind. If it ain't broke don't fix it. The AA livery is fine as it is.
148 iFlyLOTs : the red tail makes that livery in my opinion! There's too much blue in the skies, and don't get me wrong, blue looks good on a lot of planes, but it
149 garpd : I'll admit, I did put some thought into that tail and that is exactly what I planned. For it to stand out. For someone to be able to pickout the AA b
150 DocLightning : The red tail is too NW. And while I like the Eagle "watermark," my guess is that the cost of painting it will be too high.
151 Byrdluvs747 : Images like that don't need to be "painted". A decal can be applied and sealed under a clear coat. But lets not have it stand out for the wrong reaso
152 Post contains images PezySPU : You know, if they can't apply the old livery to their new aircraft, than IMHO the old livery qualifies for "broke".
153 garpd : Have you seen the AA livery? They used Red, White and Blue.
154 ual777uk : Whilst I am with the camp that thinks AA need to change their livery this one to me is too far the other way....way to far!
155 Byrdluvs747 : I would hope so. I fly them almost weekly. Anyway their use of the rw&b is subdued not all in your face.
156 boeing773W : Sorry but this livery is a complete joke. It's way too loud and, as a poster further up said, looks like something you'd get at a carnival. It's like
157 ckfred : Here's something that I have never seen on any posts about AA's livery. If AA does go to fully painted airplanes in either a metallic or other color(s
158 AA1818 : Love these....especially the red tail, though I agree with the sentiment that it may be too "loud' for a corporate identity. The beauty about these p
159 Post contains images LostSound : I love AA's current livery. It's not modern by any means, but it's nostalgic and simple. Reminds everyone how far commercial aviation has come. In my
160 N766UA : Looks an awful lot ike Qatar Airlines to me. Or maybe another middle-eastern airline. Anyway, It doesn't look "American" to me. I do kinda like the s
161 Byrdluvs747 : Nice design, but lacks the red white and blue. Definitely doesn't say American.
162 Post contains images LostSound : Thanks for the criticism! I too agree that it's not very American. A few of the designs I did had the intent of keeping with the American pallet, but
163 Post contains images DocLightning : Complete loss of brand continuity.
164 Post contains links RyeFly : Here is another scheme. I forget how to post the picture here. Enjoy! http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00015112
165 AirCalSNA : Looks like a temporary livery, at best.
166 ericaasen : I may be in the minority on this one, but I love this! If they went this way it would become my favorite livery period.
167 boeing773W : I don't think it looks anything like Qatar Airways' livery but agree that it doesn't look American. It has lost the red, white & blue features wh
168 FlyboyOz : top - It looks great! But American Airlines text should be bigger... bottom - It's too "old" united airlines livery - a big no no! top - red tail - i
169 Post contains images LostSound : I understand it doesn't ride the same track as the previous AA brand. If you see my post a bit further up I explain that this livery had no intention
170 Post contains images murchmo : Let's see...how else can I put this...
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