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Lufthansa's New Livery?  
User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

A post on Airliners.net dated 9/3/01:
According to airlinersonline.com:

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) (rumor of the week!) is planning to introduce a new color scheme that will feature different shades of gray on the fuselage with the traditional tail markings (confirmation of this rumor is requested).

Was that just a rumor? Or were/are those legitimate plans?

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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2471 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

It was most probably just a rumor. I don't think Lufthansa is going to change its livery in the next years. They're too traditional.

Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I had heard that rumour several times, but it was delayed after the 11.9.
It should feature a fuselage in the "wellblech" design (don't know what it is in English) like this: to create a 3d-like look.

The current LH livery is 14 years old.

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Looks like LH is doing pretty well right now financially. Any indications that they're ready to continue with those plans?

User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 845 times:

well, LH is far from being really well financially, though much better than any other carrier in Europe in terms of leverage.
Why would they want to change their livery?? It looks good, not a bit old-fashioned, and as LH tends to keep their aircraft pretty clean, I find it quite elegant (nothing like a LH coming out of a clear deep-blue sky, as seen from A5 coming from Darmstadt). That old "wellblech" look would probably look quite nice, though not on the whole fuselage, but please keep in mind the extra-weight of the paint, coating etc., that would have to be added.
Afaik, LH is working on a completely new coach, business and first class design, that should be realised from 2004 onwards.

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 842 times:

Lufthansa is not an airline that´ll keep its livery forever. The current colour scheme is getting old after being introduced on arrival of the first B747-400 in 1989. But they´re not in haste, too. A new livery will have its perfect launch occasion with the advent of the A380 in 2006.

User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 826 times:

I thought the same as Na.

LH will present its new livery with the arrival of the A380. With every milestone (B707, B747-100, B747-400) in its fleet Lufthansa itroduced a new livery.

The current livery would then (2006) be 17 years old. The previous livery has been on LH for something about 20 years.