Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
I'm just a wonderin, it would appear that each time I view a photo of a Delta aircraft, it has a different livery.
Can't the board of directors make up their minds? It boggles me mind to see so many livery variations for one carrier. Personally, they should stick to the one they have RIGHT NOW! It is very clean, simple, and the tail design is quite colourful. But, knowing Delta,
they will be introducing another variation of their livery, oh, when?, next week?
Must cost Delta a fortune in paint jobs, or should I say,
This one came from.. um.. Miller? Not sure.. who ever was the last CEO at Delta... when Leo took over, he decided to get rid of it... this was the scheme to go with the 'new' name, Delta Airlines.. now its back to just Delta.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
Then don't read them. "Boys," if you've spent any amount of time on these forums, and I know you both have, you would have seen the question of "why does Delta have so many liveries" or "Why doesn't Delta paint their planes faster" countless times. Somebody posts on the subject at least once a week. Everybody knows the the two livery changes in the space of three years was unusual and probably rather expensive for Delta. What kind of response did Woodsboy expect?
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
Many airlines have multiple liveries in their fleet. Take US Airways, many of their planes still have the old silver hull design. TWA also has three liveries after the AA merger. They have the old white hull red stripe livery, the new Globe livery, and the new Hybrid AA/TWA livery. I think it's just a matter of time and money. The airlines have to strip the old paint off, prep the plane, and then paint it. I find it amazing that they can do one plane a week. Just think of the labor cost to paint these birds When airlines are losing millions a day painting planes doesn't seem top on their list.
DeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1185 times:
Since 2cn's post was so accurate I'll just go off what he said and add/change a few things. About the middle livery that was decided under Ron Allen, before he left Delta, not Miller. Delta actually has for liveries:
The very very old, With white nose cone, Yes this is a paint job not a mistake!! (this came right after the ancient Delta scheme): Delta 727-200