ContinentalEWR
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UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:48 am

Will United introduce a new livery or will the current one remain in place for some time? The signage on the livery
now used (UNITED AIRINES) is not used in any other of
UA's marketing materials. Seems like it's U N I T E D.

What do you think?

Does UA need another livery?

ContinentalEWR
 
mrman_3k
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:50 am

I am a United fan and I think it would be nice if they got a new livery that matches that blue theme they are using like in their Mileage Plus letters they send out and their website in some areas. I know once I saw a website that had some neat concepts but I wish I knew the site.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:53 am

bring back the old rainbow livery....the current grey is not too friendly looking and hard to capture in their best with little sunlight...


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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 2:55 am

I made a new UA's livery by myself.

http://ca.photos.yahoo.com/air1126

It's a new UA color in Sonic Cruiser.

It may not look good, but at least I tried to draw it and scan them.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 3:09 am

Nice job,Jiml1126.
I personally like the new colors,but as said above,it's hard to capture in low light. My fave is 'Stars and Bars',but that is too retro for now.

Scott
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United-Fan

Sun Aug 26, 2001 3:16 am

Thansk for the comments.  Smile
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 5:57 am

I liked the rainbow scheme, but I think it looks to 1980s. Personally, I really don't care for the currrent scheme.
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:47 am

Nice livery, Jim. The only problem is it looks too much like US Airways which might give "Dumb and dumber" Goodwin and Dutta heartburn.  Smile They're probably already chugging the Maalox these days as it is.

I've always been lukewarm towards the current United livery....it's nicely formal-looking, but kind of dark. As Blink says the rainbow scheme was too 80s (70s-80s actually) to keep. Air traffic controllers apparently don't like the current livery because the planes are hard to see on the ground in bad weather and at night.

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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 6:47 am

The sinage on the side of the planes will probably go the new arial font soon. Other than that, I doubt that a new livery is going to come. Where is the money? But then again, I could be wrong.


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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:07 am


Mrman3k,
Is this the impression you saw?

Anyway, the link to the site is;
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/puck/zoo.html

There are several high quality impressions of revised airline liveries, but the United one above is especially good, and could easily be adopted by the airline tomorrow!

Regards
CROSSWIND
 
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RE: Crosswind

Sun Aug 26, 2001 7:10 am

Very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:17 am

I like both Jim1126 and Puck's efforts. I always thought United's livery looked dry, muddy, unfriendly, and made from the same Design-Your-Own-Livery Kit as US Airways and Northwest. I think the U N I T E D font (which is not Arial by the way) much better than the current serif one. I liked Jim's 'wrapping' the tulip motif around the fuselage!
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:10 pm

After posting record losses, UA is looking to trim costs, not add new expenses.

I agree that it is too formal looking.

Joe
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:37 pm

Crosswind, it looks very "US Air ish" But I think it would look great and suit United very well. Great work!
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 1:56 pm

Jiml1126 - your drawings kick ass!!! I always draw planes when I am bored in class and I sometimes think about putting them up as scans - I really like your work - if you could get your hands on 3 view disgrams , print them out and paint over them you could go to the next level - but no matter what EXCELLENT WORK and keep it up and never stop dreaming.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:48 pm

Nice livery, but it is too US Airways and now that the merger is off, this would look wierd.

I think United should consider modifiying the livery to
include the U N I T E D masthead and remove the
United Airlines name but these things are costly and
not always necessary. It's really what is inside the
plane that matters. It took Delta millions to come up
with not one but two uninspiring liveries.

ContinentalEWR
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:16 pm

I like Crosswinds impression. VERY VERY nicely done. Perhaps, yes, it is similar to USAIrways, so perhaps a little more incorporation of the red/orange/blue stripes somewhere?
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RE: UA New Livery

Sun Aug 26, 2001 11:23 pm

No No, I didn't do it!!

The United livery design, and the site I linked to are all the work of Puck:Design.

While the livery is great, I can't take credit for them (unfortunately!)

Regards
CROSSWIND

BTW, The link above also has impressions of a Hawaiian B767-300 and a Northwest A330-300 if anyone is interested...
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:39 am

I'd like to see them reverse their current color scheme, so the blue is on top, and the grey on the bottom. They would have to be careful with the shade of blue, or else it would look too much like USAirways. I like the drawing that Crosswind posted, but I would keep the red/blue United Logo, as well as the striped tail. I also like changing the masthead to read U N I T E D.

As for the old "Rainbow" scheme? Too 80's.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Tue Aug 28, 2001 11:42 pm

This has been brought up many times.

Here's my amateur effort from February... please keep in mind -- this is just a concept (hence the A330 and gradiated EVERYTHING) Big grin

 
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RE: UA New Livery

Wed Aug 29, 2001 2:20 am

With regard to ContinentalEWR's initial question, I contacted United myself during the spring of 2000, having noticed the new U N I T E D font everywhere but the aircraft.

The reply, from UA's PR department, was that they are currently refining the airline's brand name. She said they're not starting with the aircraft in doing so, like other airlines have done (Delta most recently), but with the things passengers see most, like check-in counters, gate check-in desks, etc.

She added that we could expect the new identity to extend to a new aircraft livery in "one and a half to two years."

So it's just about time to see that new livery. I don't know how UA's mounting losses affect those expensive plans, but as of April 2000, that was the plan UA communicated to me. Hope this helps...
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Wed Aug 29, 2001 3:18 am

About time!!!!!!!!!!! But does UA really have the money to re-paint all their planes????????
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RE: UA New Livery

Wed Aug 29, 2001 6:16 am

People here don't take into mind that UA's current livery is not very old and they are not going to change it becaue some people on a airliners website don't like it! Big grin
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Wed Aug 29, 2001 11:40 pm

contrary to so many respected opinions, i do like United´s current livery very much. in my eyes, it looks majestic, elegant and contemporary.
in addition, i think it´s a welcomed change to the myriad all-white fuselages...
if they´ll change their livery, i hope it will remain very similar...

best wishes
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RE: UA New Livery

Wed Aug 29, 2001 11:58 pm

I do like the White and Blue "United Shuttle" livery, I would'nt mind seeing them all painted like that.
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RE: UA New Livery

Thu Aug 30, 2001 1:35 am

Is the "U N I T E D" lettering really something new, or is it just retaken from the old logo?
On the UA Shuttle livery it's not written "United Airlines", isn't it?
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:00 am

United doesn't need to completely re-paint all of their planes. While the "United Airlines" needs to be replaced with "U N I T E D", the rest of the scheme is fine.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:11 am

"the current grey is not too friendly looking"

(from a previous post)

Well, UA is a not too friendly airline.
 
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RE: UA New Livery

Thu Aug 30, 2001 4:30 am

I'm with Stephen007, they should bring back the old livery. Imo it looks much better than the current scheme. I'd like to see the old logo on the tail also.

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RE: UA New Livery

Fri Sep 07, 2001 7:04 am



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