capri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 72085 times:
They are still waiting the outcome of Dec21st before they decide should they go ahead or not? Waiting for AA livery it's more of an apocalypse of its own. I hope they come out with something outstanding
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 68728 times:
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 11): Quoting jonnyclark (Reply 1):
...one of the longest threads... and most anticipated liveries of the last decade I think...
Well this livery dates to the 70s so who is surprised?
It dates to the 1960s.
This 720B (N7528A) was the first AA aircraft in the current livery. Still experimental when this August 1968 photo was taken at LAX, but the only significant change to the final version was the addition of the eagle logo on the tail.
777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3548 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 68335 times:
Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17): Then again, AA could opt to roll the first ones out in "oneworld" livery, to get them into service while other factors may leave the permanent livery uncertain.
AA has never had multiple aircraft of a type in the OW livery at the same time. My guess is this is the new livery. The fact that the first two 77Ws have the same scheme suggests it's not a one off or special livery.
So two is enough.. plus thinking about it why would they talk about introducing a new color scheme and then use that inane one world scheme on the first two a/c? that would give this thread another 3 months of life.
jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 63657 times:
Quoting C133 (Reply 23): That 720 as pictured was a revised version of the original, which did not have the white outline around the letters. It was REALLY ugly; outlining made a huge difference against the aluminum.
There was an also an experimental version which had the "AA" on the tail (no eagle) and only a red and blue stripe on the fuselage. There's a photo of it in one of George Cearley's books - it looks horrible. All of the original plans in 1968 called for a simple "AA" on the tail, and it was only after employees mounted a "Save the Eagle" campaign that the current stylized version was added between the two letters.
N737AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 58842 times:
Quoting 777STL (Reply 15): AA has never had multiple aircraft of a type in the OW livery at the same time. My guess is this is the new livery. The fact that the first two 77Ws have the same scheme suggests it's not a one off or special livery.
CapEd388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 57577 times:
What I would like to know is if we will get to see some MD80s in the new livery. My opinion is yes as I feel that it is going to take 5-8(max?) years to phase them all out. I think they might paint a few MD80s in the new livery, those MD80s that they plan to retire last.
What do you guys think?
388 346 77W 787
: My guess is no. If the MD-80s are to be phased out, they're not going to pull them out of service for painting. They'll probably continue in the curr
: I didn't know about this detail, but I'd swear I also saw a 720B wear a different test scheme: painted white with only blue and red stripes (no white
: Thanks, jsnww81, I had forgotten about the "2 stripe" version, but found it easily in the Cearley book. When we taxied onto the ramp at SAN one night
: Someone told me yesterday that the second 77W was to be ferried to AFW for painting soon? Rumor, but what's the possibility behind it?
: It already has the same base paint scheme that the first one has, so I would expect both just need the final touches (logos, titles and any cheatline
: Second ship 7LB is due for delivery tomorrow to Dallas. AFIK still grey and white like 7LA. AFW is closed now, so I doubt it will be painted there
: I find the AA scheme refreshingly stable. There aren't too many new logos and paint schemes which were an improvement over the previous ones. With it'
: I meant as in a livery but since AFW is closed I guess not.
33 american 767
: My guess is yes. Out of 200 (more or less) MD-80s left, I'm sure that at least one will wear the new livery. Sure it will take years to repaint the w
: Anyone heard any rumors of when the new livery will be launched???? Any guesses????? I'd say after New Year's.
: Hopefully less.so than the "new" UA logo.
: My guess is January 1st. That's probably to obvious of a date for that to be true but it's the only guess I have haha. A New Years reveal would be gr
: 7LB is currently enroute from PAE-DFW (AA 9704). I wonder if they will paint and unveil both 77Ws at the same time.
: Have they made it known when the official unveiling of the aircraft is going to be done?