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What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Sun Jan 30, 2000 2:06 pm

Think way back as to what possible airline has gone through the most paint schemes.United has at least 4.See what you can come up with.
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Sun Jan 30, 2000 3:16 pm

I would have to say Canadi>n Airlines. I will work my way back. Now it wil be another colour with a maple leaf on the tail. then it was the goose before that it was the 5 grey lines with the chevron wing. then it was a slightly different version bfore that and before that it had taken on ward air colour 's along with Western pacific, Eastern provincial airlines CPair, and some others that I cannot really remember the names of. It changed its name from Canadian Pacific to Cpair and before that it was canadian pacific airways and even before that it was Canada western airways. i hope that this is right if not please let me know.

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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Sun Jan 30, 2000 3:29 pm

You're right. Canadian has seen a pretty good number of livery changes. FYI, you put in Western Pacific - it should be Pacific Western Airlines, or PWA. WP was a Colorado Springs-based discount airline operating those neat special color schemes. It ceased oprations about a couple of years ago. PWA was the one which took over Canadian Pacific Airlines. That's about eight color schemes over the years starting with Canada Western Airways!
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The Many Faces Of Canadian.

Mon Jan 31, 2000 2:55 am

It should then come as no surpise that Canadian went belly up. Had to be a management issue, they can't seem to make up their mind on a business plan. They couldn't seem to make up their mind on such a relatively simple thing as a livery.
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Mon Jan 31, 2000 4:15 am

I count at least four on Eastern Airlines (sounds like they and Canadian have more than one thing in common!). Also USAirways has gone through numerous paint changes.

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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Mon Jan 31, 2000 4:20 am

Northwest through all of its megers, acquisitions, etc..
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Mon Jan 31, 2000 8:57 am

British Airways has gone through at least four changes just in the 25 years since BOAC and BEA were consolidated. (That's counting the many tails as one scheme)
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Mon Jan 31, 2000 10:59 am

Ansett is on their fourth livery since 1980.

Thet have had the red/black and white of the late 70's, the flying stars of the 80's, the short lived Australian flag design from the early 90's and the current stylised A and southern cross.
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Minor Correction

Mon Jan 31, 2000 11:49 am

The original airline out of which Canadian Airlines was formed was called Western Canada Airways, formed in 1926 by James A. Richardson, the father of Canadian civil aviation. Its name was changed to Canadian Airways Limited in 1930, one year after the goose logo was first introduced. The Canadian Pacific Railway bought CAL after Mr. Richardson's death and changed the name to Canadian Pacific Airlines, back in 1942. That was after the 1937 transfer of the L10A Electras, some routes, staff, and facilities to form Trans-Canada Airlines. That's right, CAL was the forerunner to BOTH of Canada's major airlines. Funny how things go around, eh? ps- Canadian Airlines (and its regionals) was formed by amalgamating CPAir, PWA, Transair, EPA, Nordair, Quebecair, TimeAir, MCA, Norcanair, Wardair, etc over about a 10 year period. That's a lot of liveries!
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Tue Feb 01, 2000 1:57 am

SABENA, Belgian World Airlines, has had a bunch. I can think of at least 5. Remember, though, that any airline that has existed since the "grey plane, big registration" days will have had dozens of schemes as tastes and aircraft changed. It only gets funny when all those changes take place in the modern era, and airlines like Canadian and SABENA use 4 schemes withinin 10 years.

Other side of the coin- What airline is using the OLDEST livery? American? Aer Lingus?
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Oldest Livery

Tue Feb 01, 2000 3:02 am

Either Aer Lingus or KLM, I think.

RE: Oldest Livery

Tue Feb 01, 2000 3:47 am

Aer Lingus replaced their livery in about 1996 with the delivery of the A330s to replace the 747s - it is distinctly different, and yet based around the same idea.

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RE: Oldest Livery

Tue Feb 01, 2000 4:30 am

I can think of 6 paint schemes on LOT's aircrafts since 1929.
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RE:Cathay Pacific

Thu Feb 03, 2000 12:03 am

Cathay Pacific have had 8 colour schemes since 1946. First is the bare metal DC-3 with red cursive 'Cathay Pacific Airways' on it. Then is the DC-4 with white top fuselage. After that is the DC-6 with totally different characters of the name. The L-188 came with the same livery as the DC-6, but was later changed to wide deep blue-green cheatline and 'CATHAY PACIFIC' in block letters.
The convair 880 in 1962 had a similar livery with the L188, but the blue cheatline had golden edges and the tail logo became 'cathay' inside a white oval rather than a globe inside a white circle.
The tail logo was later modified into 3 blue strips with golden edges and without words. Following this livery is the familier green scheme with the 3 green strips. The newest livery is the one in use now, the brush thing.
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RE: What Airline Has Gone Thru The Most Livery

Thu Feb 03, 2000 3:13 pm

Hi, all...

In going several airliner mags over the years, one
of the most often airlines listed was BRANIFF.
I think they changed colour schemes DAILY!!

good topic...!!!!!


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