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US Airways Repainting Status  
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13667 times:

Does anyobdy know which aircraft US Airways has yet to put in their current colors? I know that last time I checked, there were still a handful of a319s in the blue colors as well as some a321s, however I haven;t seen many lately. I know that almost all of the Q300s are still dark blue. And I know about 30% of the E-170s are still blue as well as a handful of regional jets, but what else, if any?

Personally, I love the dark blue colors and, even though it can look faded and patchy on some planes, it is still understated and beautiful! (Not that the current livery isn't!)

Thanks for any info!!!

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User currently offlineCIDFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13627 times:

I always liked the dark blue (although it looks black) us airways scheme, always stood out from the standard white liveries of today.

User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13428 times:

The Dash-8's are all going to be repainted shortly, its just a matter of when they can come off line to get it taken care of.

User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1636 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13340 times:

Quoting crj900lr (Reply 2):
The Dash-8's are all going to be repainted shortly, its just a matter of when they can come off line to get it taken care of.

That's been the excuse for years. I think the real answer is the flaking blue paint is what's holding some of the -100s together.

No Q300s. They're all straight 311s.


User currently offlineFSDan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 874 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13297 times:

Are any of the E-170s in the new colors yet? From what I'm seeing in the a.net database, all the E-170s are still in the old colors, while the E-175s are in the new colors. Is there a reason for this? Is it up to US Airways or the regional operator?


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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 9396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13272 times:

Quoting FSDan (Reply 4):
Is there a reason for this? Is it up to US Airways or the regional operator?

US got its E-170s in 2004-2005 period IIRC. The new livery arrived sometime in summer 2005. E-175s were delivered in 2006+.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13261 times:

Quoting FSDan (Reply 4):

I believe it's up to the regional carrier. That's why we had e first E-170 in UA/CO colors roll out just recently, because Shuttle American didn't see it as a major priority.

Also, I had forgotten that Us Airways had both 170s and 175s. How many sets of registrations are there for each? -MD fir the 170s and HQ for the 175s?


User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13163 times:

Let's see here I'm probably in the minority here, but I liked the old USAir livery, followed by the old USAirways livery.


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User currently offlineboeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 964 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13091 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 5):
Are any of the E-170s in the new colors yet?

N807MD and N816MA are in new colors...

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User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 80
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 12965 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 6):
That's why we had e first E-170 in UA/CO colors roll out just recently, because Shuttle American didn't see it as a major priority.

Primarily because none of them said Continental on them...

NS


User currently offlineb6a322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12703 times:

I'm not just saying this to stir the pot, but, wouldn't it make sense if they temporarily suspended repainting of a/c so that they can just spray them all into the new AA livery? 


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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1592 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11384 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
I know that almost all of the Q300s are still dark blue.

You mean the DHC-8-311s? There are no Q's at Piedmont (the only regional that operates those for US); in fact if you look at the 100's, those are some of the oldest Dashes in existence. Not many many of the 100, 200, & 300s were ever "Q'd."

Most of the 100s, if not all, are white now, and more than half of the 300s as well. I don't work there anymore, but as far back as when I did, they had already begun returning some of the 300s to the lease holder. This is likely the real reason why there's been no hurry to paint them.

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 7):

Let's see here I'm probably in the minority here, but I liked the old USAir livery, followed by the old USAirways livery.

Me too. I just don't think it ages as well as the new. I like the new look as well, but the gray-belly is definitely better.



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User currently offlineboberito6589 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11267 times:

All of the mainline fleet is in the white livery. In fact recently some aircraft have been repainted from the white to the white. Express wise I believe that Air Wisconsin has 1 or 2 CRJs in the blue, Piedmont Dashs that are blue are in the process of being repainted now, 934HA was the one that i know was last in for paint. Republic E70s are also supposed to be all repainted this fall. By the spring there should just be about a handful of Blue aircraft left

User currently offlineFly764 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 114 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11038 times:

All of UsAirways' mainline planes are now white. There are a handful of Dash 8's both 100/300 in blue, not sure how many. Air Wisconsin has three in blue that I believe will be painted white by years end, or early next year at the latest. Not sure if Chautaquas blue ERJ's will get painted white.

User currently offlineDash8Driver16 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9174 times:

The -100's and -300's are being painted currently. Right now we have most of the -300's in blue i think there are only 2 white -300's. 934HA is now in the white scheme and the rest of the blue fleet is on the way to be painted. The -300's leases have been extended 4 years and the only plane that won't be painted is 906 and that is because it cycles out very soon.

User currently offlinesilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9014 times:

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 11):
Most of the 100s, if not all, are white now, and more than half of the 300s as well. I don't work there anymore, but as far back as when I did, they had already begun returning some of the 300s to the lease holder. This is likely the real reason why there's been no hurry to paint them.

They painted a number of the 100s before returning them to the leasing agencies a few years back. US Airways has been conserving money, that's why the painting had been stopped.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7153 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8748 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 6):
I believe it's up to the regional carrier. That's why we had e first E-170 in UA/CO colors roll out just recently, because Shuttle American didn't see it as a major priority.

It's not entirely up to the regional carrier; if the mainline carrier feels a repaint of the regional fleet is in order and is willing to pay for it, the repaint can be done in relatively short order. That's why all (or virtually all) of the DL Connection fleet has already been repainted.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7598 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8219 times:

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 1):
I always liked the dark blue (although it looks black) us airways scheme, always stood out from the standard white liveries of today.

True but when one of the carrier's hubs and maintenance base includes PHX; dark schemes for that carrier is an automatic no-go. Prior to the HP, merger; the dark scheme on the Boeings didn't have too long of a shelf-life.

Doing some recent spotting over at PHL this past weekend; I never thought I'D see the day that US' old '97 scheme would be a mjor minority.

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 7):
Let's see here I'm probably in the minority here, but I liked the old USAir livery

   IMHO, the '89 (post-PI merger) scheme was the best US livery.



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User currently offlinePHL27RPhotog From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 78 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7980 times:
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Just saw CRJ N410AW in blue colors at PHL a couple weeks ago.


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User currently offlineapodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4395 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7482 times:

Quoting PHL27RPhotog (Reply 18):
Just saw CRJ N410AW in blue colors at PHL a couple weeks ago.

That airplane is now in GLH getting the new paint....it is the last of the Air Wisconsin planes to carry the blue paint job. It should come out this week, at which point all 71 Air Wisconsin planes will be in the current USAirways livery.


User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Quoting b6a322 (Reply 10):
I'm not just saying this to stir the pot, but, wouldn't it make sense if they temporarily suspended repainting of a/c so that they can just spray them all into the new AA livery? 

It could mean the new AA livery will look like the current US livery. There is also a distinct possibility that there will be no US/AA hookup.

It could also mean that US wants to keep their planes looking better than PMUA did for all those years.



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2663 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

Does anyone know when the retrojet's will be given a fresh coat of a paint? If US is trying to save money, could this also mean that the retrojet's will be repainted into the regular US colors?


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User currently offlinevatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Quoting b6a322 (Reply 10):
I'm not just saying this to stir the pot, but, wouldn't it make sense if they temporarily suspended repainting of a/c so that they can just spray them all into the new AA livery?

Maybe they'll just slap AA titles on them.

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User currently offlineDash8Driver16 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

that or they will have a cheesy sticker that they place over the flag on the tail like they did with the mountains when AA ought Reno

User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Three Piedmont -300's are currently painted white: N331EN, N336EN, and N343EN. With the recent announcement that the leases on the -300's have been extended, I would expect them to cycle into the paint shop soon. There are still a handfull of -100's in the blue colors, and they are finally being sent to the paint shop one at a time. N931HA is desperately in need of a new paint job!


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