Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27809 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5639 times:
One JL MD-90 was recently repainted in their new livery. Seems strange since other reports say they'll be retired by the end of the year or early next year. However another forum says this one required a heavy D-check which involves stripping the paint so I guess it only made sense to repaint it in the new livery, which isn't very complicated.
Photo from a Japanese site dated September 23 taken at the maintenance hangar before returning to service.
Yukon880 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5350 times:
Reports from a number of A.netters who have captured this ship in new colors, indicate anticipated service with JAL through March 2013. When this one positions through ANC, I do hope they will be kind enough to leave the Crane untouched!
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2452 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5201 times:
DL are actively in-process of on-boarding ex-JL MD-90s for EIS. The next to enter service will take reg N937DN. A 1995 build to JAS, it was also the first MD-90 delivered by McDonnell Douglas - after the first batch for DL.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3): However another forum says this one required a heavy D-check which involves stripping the paint so I guess it only made sense to repaint it in the new livery, which isn't very complicated.
That is indeed the case. Their sources must be correct.
carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 3021 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4301 times:
Well, I guess the rumors of having a JL M90 in the new whites were true.
Still, does it really make much financial sense to re-paint an aircraft then having to re-paint again in six more months.
Is DL base color white?