Ok, I guess it is time for a status of the paint post. We roughly have 100 mainline aircraft in the 97 colors "Ron Allen". Zero in the classic Widget. Last one was ship 9012, painted end of 9/04. 14 aircraft have been painted since then. Ship numbers 123,174,1702-1704,1706-1708,7001,7003,916,919,934,959. Currently 173 is being stripped.
A breakdown of what is left in 97 colors by type is:
How long will it take to get rid of the rest of the 97 colors? About 2 years. Some of the 737 will not get repainted before they are retired. Some of the 757 of both paint schemes could be converted to Song this spring. I haven't see a list of which are being converted. Either way the Song convertions, if they are done in house will tie up the paint line for a few months.
And yes the 737-200 are being retired, 377 leaves the fleet at the end of the month.