The new livery was introduced in early 1997
As of two weeks ago, the last operating aircraft in the old livery was repainted. Therefore now all operating (not retired, or stored) are in the new livery. It took 6 years, fairly standard for repainting.
Oh yeah. Love the US grey, dark blue and... um, radical red.
The US livery doesn't have any dark blue in it, nor any red apart from the cheatline. Very distinct, not many airlines use an all-black colour scheme like US does, so it is a change from all the all-white, red or blue colours airlines splash on their planes.
Personally i can't wait to see a US Airways plane in the Star Alliance scheme. Only because it would be the first time they promote on there planes .... but other then that i like the US Airways livery and also, I think it would be mad tight if they painted an A330 in the old silver colors just for fun.
What do you mean it doesn't have any dark blue in it? The entire top half of the planes and tail is dark blue. There's no black to speak of. I like the shades of blue and gray they use - they fit well together and look sharp.
>>The US livery doesn't have any dark blue in it, nor any red apart from the cheatline. Very distinct, not many airlines use an all-black colour scheme like US does, so it is a change from all the all-white, red or blue colours airlines splash on their planes.<<
It isn't black, it is a dark shade of blue. Believe me, I live in Philly. I have seen hundreds of their planes. It is not black, just like AC's tail isn't black, but Forest Green.
I like the US livery but I would not call it distictive. Steven Wolf was responcible for it after he left UA. He had just re liveried UA planes. Look at the two. Gray on top blue on the bottom UA, Blue on top gray on the bottom US. The collors are not exact because that would have caused lawsuits, but the similarity screams Steven Wolf's influence.
FYI has anyone got a pic of the 767 with the pain peeling from the top of the fuselage. Tackiest thing I ever saw for a plane representing the airline on International routes.
UALPHLCS--I did notice that today when I was walking around the new Int'l terminal. I agree completely. I actually fly a 767 home later this week, so it will be interesting to see if it has the same wear & tear.
USAirways has one of the best liveries of all the US Airlines. Has anyone noticed though, the ugly streaks next to the boarding doors left by the jetway? It's like a discolored patch aft of the door. I've noticed it on a couple of other carriers but it seems really bad on US aircraft.
They have one particular 767 where it must be 5 feet of paint has peeled off ust above the Lettering on the starboard side. Not the prt jetway side. So it is not a jet way problem. Unfortunately I have not been close enough to catch the reg# so I can look it up he to show you all. I am trying to spot it at work though.
Yeah i see that discolored patch on a lot of their aircarfts... it seems like the jetways are doing a number on the scheme.
I think their color combination (ie being dark) compounds the problem. I think AA has somewhat of the same problem with their shiny, polished aircraft. You don't really notice this on mostly-white paint schemes like Delta for instance