ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
Thts true Lindy, Iknow american use to say the the Bare metal scheme saved them lots of money due to weight savings and on lower maintenance cost. The ol air France one is still in style as that is what alot of airlines are going to basic white with a name and a stripe here and their.
It is a shame to see such beautiful aircraft in a livery that looks like crap. The shiny new 777's are the only ones I can remotley tolerate. The MD-80 doesn't really bother me because it is a boring aircraft and I can care less how it looks.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1349 times:
Glad to see a lot of replies. I don't care which livery the aircraft was delivered in; it's just that most of the major airlines of the world disposed of the first generation of civil jet aircraft by the early 1980s. I just happen to think it's cool to see classic aircraft in liveries still used today.
Can anyone think of any current liveries used on DC-8s, BAC 1-11s or Caravelles? Thanks in advance.
KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1959 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
Am I right in thinking the "Gray" areas on the AA aircraft are composites/other non-metals?
Interesting to see how the newer aircraft AA uses are more gray and less silver. As aircraft become more and more almost completely composite (both boeing and airbus, it is ineveitable) do you think AA will think of something besides the gray? In my opinion an almost totally gray aircraft with just the stripes would like terrible.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
Sushka I beg to differ re-the AirMalta livery. Although the logo remains the same, the famous Maltese eight pointed cross, the livery has gone through three stages, even though the first two are almost identical there is no comparison between the original and the present one.
There may soon be another revision of AirMalta colours too. Lila Design have been assigned this responsibility. AirOrange will keep us posted.