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UA Gold Stripe?  
User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8834 times:

By now we've probably all seen pics of the UA 787 delivered in a scheme which changed the existing straight-edge gold fuselage stripe to a more flowing one. Personally I think it's a nice upgrade to the scheme - lending an air of friendliness to a design that is just a bit foursquare and blocky.

Does anyone know if this is planned fleetwide, or just for the 787?

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User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8818 times:

Quoting CF-CPI (Thread starter):
By now we've probably all seen pics of the UA 787 delivered in a scheme which changed the existing straight-edge gold fuselage stripe to a more flowing one. Personally I think it's a nice upgrade to the scheme - lending an air of friendliness to a design that is just a bit foursquare and blocky.

Does anyone know if this is planned fleetwide, or just for the 787?

So far it's just planned for the 787.



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User currently offline96adrian From Norway, joined May 2011, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8741 times:

I don't think they will change the livery in the nearest future. They have just repainted the whole fleet after the merger with Continental.
By the way, the flowing stripe is better looking!


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4319 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8539 times:
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Quoting 96adrian (Reply 2):
They have just repainted the whole fleet after the merger with Continental.

Just nitpicking -- livery repainting has now been completed on 1009 of 1303 airframes (77%).


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 1):
So far it's just planned for the 787.

  

It would be nice if it was done fleet wide. But I'm not holding my breath.



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User currently offlinestrfyr51 From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8013 times:
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Quoting CF-CPI (Thread starter):

Just for the787, that stripe would be a BEAR to maintain and would cause roblems were a radome to have to be replaced on a 787 which is NOT a rare occurrence since Ice Hail Birds and the like have an affinity for damaging radomes of ALL airplanes


User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1831 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7927 times:

the curve fits the 787 nose profile in a nice way IMO.

User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

I love the 787 stripe, but I've heard that it's only for the one plane. I think they should come up with a totally new livery, to promote the NEW airline, IMO. However, with the recent trends of 99% white with plain titles, I kinda hope not...


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5813 times:

They should paint them all in the Saul Bass Livery!


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User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 8):

That will never happen.



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User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 589 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5549 times:

The United 787 livery is just a hybrid of the standard United livery and the Boeing house livery. I do like it but I doubt it will be found on any other type. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20191 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 10):
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.

They've ordered quite a large number of frames (50, no?). If one is delivered every month, it will take six years to deliver them all. I agree that it is unlikely that they will be making a very big deal over 787 deliveries in six years. That livery with all those curves is expensive to paint, I'd wager.


User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 10):
The United 787 livery is just a hybrid of the standard United livery and the Boeing house livery. I do like it but I doubt it will be found on any other type. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the entire 787 fleet does not receive this livery.

All 787s will receive this livery.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20191 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting CONTACREW (Reply 12):

All 787s will receive this livery.

Is that confirmed? All 50? Or just the 788's?


User currently offlineCONTACREW From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5374 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
Is that confirmed? All 50? Or just the 788's?

AFAIK it's supposed to be all.



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User currently onlinestarrymarkb From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2011, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Is there any reason for all the special 787 liveries? It seems everyone is at it...

User currently offlinevgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Quoting strfyr51 (Reply 5):
Just for the787, that stripe would be a BEAR to maintain and would cause roblems were a radome to have to be replaced on a 787

Not familiar with the actual part numbers, but typically speaking, components like radomes are unique per type, no? They wouldn't be putting a 739 radome on a 788 as an example, so I'm not sure I follow your logic.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3208 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):

All of them, Doc.



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User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I'm not a big fan of the curved line - I don't think it is as smart as the standard UA livery. Reminds me of the Thomson 787 (the photo below is the planned 787 scheme on a 767)

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thoms...d=226522adb9447e576cd1c3f13f84b3ca


User currently offlineT5towbar From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1907 times:

According to the company, the new "stripe" livery on the 787's are a tribute to both Boeing (their house livery) and United. A part of the "Working Together" culture that we are supposed to be creating, and the long histories between both companies. That's what we were told in the company newsletter.

I can't wait to see the new bird(s) when they come to EWR.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20191 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting starrymarkb (Reply 15):
Is there any reason for all the special 787 liveries? It seems everyone is at it...

It's common enough when a new type is introduced. A lot of airlines did it for the 777, too.


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