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?
817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 1489 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 32309 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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LHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1376 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 32277 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?
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.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9130 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 31903 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
strfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 488 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 31655 times:
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.
AirCalSNA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 273 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 30443 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!
CIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2008 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 29984 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.