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NW's New Colours?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:12 pm

Anyone have any info on the number of aircraft that currently hold the new colours scheme? More often then not in a week I see one or two in YYZ. Can anyone summerize the registrations that are in new colours via a census list?

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:15 pm

I dont know an exact number.....but 80some aircraft are repainted. 20some were aircraft delivered in the new scheme, with the remainder being repainted. I heard the DC10s are going to get it now.
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:55 pm

I can hardly imagine their DC-10s in the new color scheme. Older aircraft, maybe should keep the older c/s. Remember the one they split half and half with KLM? Pretty cool. Say, anybody know when/if NWA plans to retire DC-10s? (Is that what the A330's are going to replace?)

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neil49
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:07 pm

Through the last part of December there were 101 NW a/c with the new colors; 25 or so of that number were new deliveries since last April. Don't have the breakdown on a/c type, and yes, the A-330s ARE intended as replacements, in the long run, for the 10s.

[Edited 2004-02-06 12:11:05]
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:42 am

I was at DTW last weekend, and it seemed that about half the NW aircraft parked at the McNamara Terminal were in the new colors. I was surprised to see so many planes in the new scheme - although I really do think it's a good look for Northwest. The Airbus aircraft look especially good in it.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:25 am

DC-10s in the new colors would be soo awesome, I wonder how they would actually look. At least they are keeping the red tails, no duh! LOL
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:38 am

There’s little doubt that NW’s expedited the painting of their aircraft, despite previous claims they’d only be painted when their time came... all intercontinental aircraft should be in new colors by the end of the year, so this expedited process will continue – for now, at least.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:41 am

 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:47 am

L.1011,

That looks really nice, except for one thing...

Both nwa.com and the in-flight magazine show that the red tail will stop short of engine #3 -- leaving it fuselage grey. I would rather see more red, but I don't think it's gonna happen.
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:59 am

Just a sidenote- I saw N638US today at MSP... the 747-200 in the new colors. She looks good... was getting deiced on her way to HNL, blocking my aircraft from taxiing into G8, but it's OK... worth it for a good-looking plane.


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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:05 am

Hey L.1011,
I love that photo of the NW DC-10. Where did you get it from???
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:24 am

Here's the pic from the NWA's website:

http://www.nwa.com/travel/trave/seatm/

Why is the Saab in old colors?

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:22 am

My website (as well as Airplanepics, Henrik, and UN_B732) http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:07 am

How come no one has been able to capture a picture of the 747-200 in new colors yet? I'm still waiting to see it.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:35 am

Re: "That looks really nice, except for one thing..."

The decision was made, and it's generated some debate, to keep the red portion of the tail proportionate to the size of the arc and compass point, from one a/c type to the next. In other words they didn't want different a/c types to have the arc and point take up different amounts of space in the red field. Some have argued that the red should have extended down to the top of the fuselage, as in the older liveries.

Personally, I think they should have scrapped the arc and point in favor of some other identifier, and made the tails fully red.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:17 pm

The 747-200 has been under wraps at MSP for a few weeks since arriving from AMA. I would venture to guess that it was turning into the beach configuration. Of course, I came back home to spot it this weekend, and it left in the afternoon snow. So it goes...  Pissed

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:29 pm

Anyone know how long NWA plans to keep the DC-10s in service? And where are they used to besides Hawaii?
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:08 pm

Saab 340s are still in old colors maybe because they are mesaba airlines? nwa still flies DC-10s on routes (in no particular order):
MSP-LGW
MSP-AMS
DTW-LGW
DTW-AMS
BOS-AMS
SEA-HNL
SEA-OGG
MSP-HNL
DTW-HNL
SEA-AMS
MEM-AMS
DTW-CDG
HNL-NRT
BOM-AMS
SFO-NRT
NRT-SIN
and of course, the return flights, too...

my apologies if i missed any.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:35 pm

The RJ85's are Mesaba, too. Maybe they haven't updated the pic.

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 3:58 am

The 747-200 has been under wraps at MSP for a few weeks since arriving from AMA.

Actually, it flew MSP-HNL yesterday...
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:17 pm

From my observations of magazines and airliners.net photographs, here is a starter list (85 that I can find)- please update if you have more info:

744 - 661,671,672,676 (4)
742 - 638 (1)
A330 - (all) 801-805 (5)
752 - 501,503,508,509,511,512,520,526,527,535,544-549 (16)
753 - 590-596 (7)
A320 - 305,309,312,316,319,323,324,327,328,330,332,347,377,378 (14)
A319 - 358, 360-371 (13)
DC9-31/32 - 607NW,611NW,621NW,961N,962N,964N,965N,941N,942N,927RC,926RC,8926E,
916RW,920RW,9332,9344,994Z,984US,986US (19)
DC9-41 - 755NW,763NW (2)
DC9-51 - 763NC,769NC,776NC,778NC (4).

I still find it hard to locate a good data base since Bill Harms Jet Aircraft Census ceased publication.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:24 pm

Anybody good at altering pics that could do a picture of an Avro and a SAAB in the new colors? (like the DC10 above.)
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:25 pm

NW just "decided" last week to keep the ARJ's. Now they can think about repainting the fleet. Painting the ARJ's and Saabs is a maintenance function which Mesaba pays. I guess they will have to work something out to pay for the design and paintjob.
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 4:52 pm

Actually, it flew MSP-HNL yesterday...

I said it left too!!  Wink/being sarcastic

Tonight, we got an empty one in from SEA, old colors. Could this one be picking up the beach configuration now and then head down to AMA??

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 5:17 pm

N638US headed out to GPT, not HNL. It left MSP at 10:06am on the 6th.

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Sun Feb 08, 2004 7:54 pm

Here are a few more to add to your list, QFATWA:

757-200: N528US

DC-9-30: N606NW, N615NW, N618NW, N915RW, N90S, N3322L

DC-9-40: N751NW

DC-9-50: N671MC
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:38 am

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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:44 am

Ok NW employees, please inform this silver E 13 of the last 14 years why oh why is the compass on the new logo pointed to the NORTHEAST on the right side of the aircrafts tail vertical stab? Note DC 10 photo above. One feature of the logo was to point to the Northwest. With the new paint and revised logo, this has gone by the wayside. Why NW screwed up the logo of the century is beyond me. Explain someone....please...
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:52 am

Probably because a majority of people (minus the people on airliners.net):

1. Could care less.
2. Don't notice the improper placement.
3. Have never used a compass.
4. Probably unable to point to the northwest if you asked them to.

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btw.. I will became SE on NWA for this first time March 1.

[Edited 2004-02-08 17:56:06]
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:55 am

It does point northwest...and northeast, and south. It's all about your head, man.
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:17 am

Besides N638US there is also N627US operating in n/c !!!! The next (3rd) B742 due to be re-painted is N624US ! It will fly ferry SFO-AMA tomorrow (02/10)
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:29 am

Is:

What we the employees were told about the compass going Northeast on Aircraft-Right is: in theory NWA is going in "new and other directions too". Also the Compass is subpost to be as if you were looking through a window to the other side of the a/c..thats how you would see it on A/C-R......
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:02 am

To NWAFA.....thx..I "see" it now..you'r explaination makes sense, but did like JBlake1's two cents worth.
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:58 pm

What about the 742 sitting in the hangars at MSP?
 
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RE: NW's New Colours?

Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:40 pm

I don't think the SAAB's are to be painted in the new colors. At least the inflight mag shows the SAAB remaining red.