qqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2319 posts, RR: 13 Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 20066 times:
AA tweeted a photo the other day of their first 777-300ER in production at Boeing. The fuselage is well underway... it just makes me wonder what the outside of it will look like. It is my opinion that if AA decides on a new livery, we'll see it on this bird right out of the factory. Makes me impatient, lol! Delivery is expected about mid-November.
AA's first 777-300ER in production. September 2012
vgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1527 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7718 times:
Quoting qqflyboy (Thread starter): It is my opinion that if AA decides on a new livery, we'll see it on this bird right out of the factory. Makes me impatient, lol! Delivery is expected about mid-November.
I think that's pretty unlikely; I'd be very surprised if a decision was made on a brand within two months. If a rebranding occurs as the airline repairs its image, it will occur at the end of the bankruptcy or as the airline emerges from bankruptcy. It would be a foolish move to roll out a new brand (of which the goal would be to renew consumer opinions of the airline) before the less-than-positive PR of labor negotiations and restructuring is behind them.
Also consider the rumors of a possible tie up with US. While AA would likely be the surviving name, I don't think you'd see major public-facing items like a brand rolled out until such decisions were made (and that certainly won't happen before November).
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
For years, ever since the 777-300 nose sections began coming out of the factory in blue-green color, I've been wondering "what would AA do with that?" Like it or not, it would force them to change the livery.
PRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
Hoping for a new or refreshed livery!!! AA should use the 773 to revamp it's livery since the 787 is so far ahead. Perhaps a "oneworld" livery as well as a 777-300 decal somewhere on the fuselage would be very cool!
qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3202 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
Quoting vgnatl747 (Reply 17): I'd be very surprised if a decision was made on a brand within two months
AA will have been investigating a rebranding for years. While it was publicly confirmed only recently, work on this update/refresh has almost definitely been going on for much longer. I'd have thought work on a new livery (be it only slightly updated or a significant shift) would have started when the big Airbus order was announced, if not earlier. Even without the bankruptcy, the A32X needs to be painted so a decision needed to be made by the end of the year anyway.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10348 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
Great to see the first AA 77W getting shape. Does anyone know the delivery schedule of all the 77W's AA will receive? How many will they have by the end of 2015 and on which routes will AA use these nice looking 77W's?
SLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7722 times:
I actually like the classic American livery but sadly it will have to be changed from the polished metal due to the Airbus and 787. As for the 77W I would guess the first ones will be the polished metal. The various blue and green colors seen on the skin while in production are just coatings to protect the alclad (pure aluminiun clad onto the stronger aluminium alloy skin which won't polish well). That's why Airbus need to be painted, they don't use alclad skins. Oh and before someone asks why Airbus during production appear to be the same color green, take a close look and you will see it's not the same coating but actually standard aviation zinc chromate primer paint.
: I think there was an issue with the forum, or at least this thread, which is why the image is posted twice above. I"m glad it seems to be working pro
: line number is probably between 1047 and 1053
: The B77W fuselage is mostly aluminum, so they will not be forced to change their livery. The B77W can be painted/polished just like their B772s.
: Why is it different from the -200s? Are they not built the same way?
: The blue green or green color is a water soluble protective finish that is washed off prior to paint or polish... has nothing at all to do with the f
: Obviously, AA is keeping the whole thing a secret, but are we looking at a "freshened" livery or something very different, say when AA went from the
: We just don't know. The only thing I've heard, and this from a friend of a friend, is that there is a new livery and that it's "stunning." Again, I t
: Well, for the sake of replacing the current livery, I sure hope it is nothing less than stunning.
: If those pictures portray the current status of AA's first 77W airframe, there seems to be a LOT of work to be done in two months for a mid-November
: While there is a lot of work to be done, typical production time from start to delivery, including flight testing, is approximately 84 days. Consider
: And who knows when the photo was taken. It could have been in the past few days. It might have been 2 weeks go.
: The 777 line has been running for many years now and they have their production timescales down to a science. Unlike a completely new program like th
: Or a Bomb threat which forces shut-down of the factory! ( as apparently happenned today: Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Boeing Plant (by acws777 Se
: Not that plant. That was a plant in Pennsylvania. Even if the bomb threat had happened in Everett, it would only cause a delay of one day, which can
: Just to add to the others questioning qqflyboy about the livery if you do any Google searches as well you can see that AA started talking about this
: Its not happening in two months, its been happening for over a year. Very likely to see it on the 773ER.