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First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:39 pm

...well, kinda.



It's going to take about two weeks to finish it.

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:44 pm

LOL  rotfl 

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Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:08 pm

The paint is starting to look awesome!!! LOL!

Actually, I think the paint will look good on the 737.
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Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:53 pm

SOAC, Do you know what the registration is of the first one to be painted?
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:07 pm

Quoting Flyusairways (Reply 3):
Do you know what the registration is of the first one to be painted?

N157AW

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:56 am

So, we're seeing the ex-HP 737s painted then? I assume that means that US will keep 737s, and that 737s will be painted in a hurry now?

How many jets are still in HP colors? (Besides the "Heritage" jet)
 
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Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:15 am

It's gonna luk perty Cletis....

Seriously though, I can't wait to see how it turns out. This first plane will take the longest because they are setting up the design on the 737 for the first time. The next ones shouldn't take as long. Right now only 1 will be painted at a time but in October, 2 will be done at a time.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Thread starter):
It's going to take about two weeks to finish it.

Aww...misleading thread title! Where'd you get that out of?? This week's ABOUT US?  Wink
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:44 am

Nice to see that we will be able to see those bords in the new colors soon. Some of those 737's were looking pretty beat up before.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:34 am

What is the word on how many US 737s are going to be repainted? I assume that the ex-HP birds will be painted prior to the US-East ones for corporate image purposes.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting Ca2ohHP (Reply 7):
Aww...misleading thread title! Where'd you get that out of?? This week's ABOUT US?

http://www.usaviation.com/forums/

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting Flyusairways (Reply 9):
What is the word on how many US 737s are going to be repainted? I assume that the ex-HP birds will be painted prior to the US-East ones for corporate image purposes.

Probably all of them. US hasn't said it is dumping the 737s. That would be a major pilot hissyfit if/when they say that. Also, the "repaint schedule" graphics in various newsletters depict a fleet that includes all current aircraft (376 or whatever), not some fraction thereof.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 4):
N157AW

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How come US Airways are taking 737's from BMI Baby?

I thought BMI Baby were expanding their fleet of 737's and not selling them and also thought US Airways were not interested in taking anymore 737's and were increasing their fleet with A320's.

Im confused...
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:44 am

I think it will be really smart, just out of curiosity, where is the jet being sprayed?

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 2):
Actually, I think the paint will look good on the 737.

Good is an understatement. It's going to look beautiful.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 12):

How come US Airways are taking 737's from BMI Baby?

I thought BMI Baby were expanding their fleet of 737's and not selling them and also thought US Airways were not interested in taking anymore 737's and were increasing their fleet with A320's.

Im confused...

I believe that is just his signature. I doubt US Airways wants any 737's.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:25 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 5):
I assume that means that US will keep 737s

New paint doesn't necessary mean that they'll be keeping them. As much as I like to see the Boeings on the US fleet.

TG painted their MD-11's in the new livery and they got rid of them less than a year afterwards...
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:37 am

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 10):
http://www.usaviation.com/forums/

BmiBaby737

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(I take it someone can't detect sarcasm)
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Thread starter):
It's going to take about two weeks to finish it.

That seems like an awful long time to paint a small aircraft. For reference, it takes DL about 7 days to repaint a 767.
 
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Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:34 pm

I have to say that I really, really like US' new color scheme.

Now if only UA could have done something as classy with their new one...  Smile
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:37 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 5):
So, we're seeing the ex-HP 737s painted then? I assume that means that US will keep 737s, and that 737s will be painted in a hurry now?

Looking at the paint/mx schedule layout, this fall is going to be quite busy. Many stations are losing flights over fall to cover for all the planes that will be in the paint shop.

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 18):
That seems like an awful long time to paint a small aircraft. For reference, it takes DL about 7 days to repaint a 767.

I think it's taking such a long time because they also have to perform heavy mx checks on the planes as well, and it can't be done the same time as painting.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:51 pm

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 18):
That seems like an awful long time to paint a small aircraft. For reference, it takes DL about 7 days to repaint a 767.

This being the first 737 painted in the livery, it would naturally take longer to make sure every thing matches up correctly. Every aircraft thereafter should require a shorter amount of time though.


Also I can't wait for the second HP retro (original) livery to come out. It was originally supposed to be unveiled for an August 1st celebration, but was postponed in order to keep as many aircraft in service as possible for the summer season. It should be out within the next 2 weeks.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:31 pm

Cant wait to see it. Where are they painting this one?
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:57 pm

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 21):
Also I can't wait for the second HP retro (original) livery to come out.

There also doing an original retro. I didnt know that, thats going to be great.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:07 am

Yeah they kept it kinda hush hush, then again, that livery reflects the bad old years of HP.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:50 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 24):
Yeah they kept it kinda hush hush, then again, that livery reflects the bad old years of HP.

I don't think that's the case really. Most of our woes were in the 1999/2000 range. I believe the new livery started in 1996.

I am so excited to see it...will bring back lots of memories!
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:49 am

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 25):
I don't think that's the case really. Most of our woes were in the 1999/2000 range. I believe the new livery started in 1996.

What about the 747 debacle?
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:05 pm

Quoting DL Widget Head (Reply 18):
That seems like an awful long time to paint a small aircraft. For reference, it takes DL about 7 days to repaint a 767.

It takes 2 weeks on the first aircraft type, because basically it has to be a custom job. Susequent paint jobs will take a few days per aircraft.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:01 pm

Cool. N157AW is the only one of HP's 737s I've flown on (as HP554, PHX-LAS, 6 Oct. 2005) and I found it to be a very nice plane. Glad to hear it's the first one to get the new colors.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:06 pm

I hope they do retro Piedmont Airlines scheme on a 737-400 since they were launch customer for it. that would be awesome. All we can do is wait.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:11 pm

Is it known if 157 will come back with the new registration of N383AW?
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 29):
I hope they do retro Piedmont Airlines scheme on a 737-400 since they were launch customer for it. that would be awesome. All we can do is wait.

Nope, they will only have one Piedmont heritage plane. Afte this AWA scheme, they are done.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:38 am

Well that sux. They should have used a 737-300/-400 for that scheme from the begining. just my .02
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 32):
Well that sux. They should have used a 737-300/-400 for that scheme from the begining. just my .02

I second that.

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Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting Luketenley (Reply 22):
Where are they painting this one?

Avborne in Miami. It's done, by the way:


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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:07 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 21):
Also I can't wait for the second HP retro (original) livery to come out. It was originally supposed to be unveiled for an August 1st celebration, but was postponed in order to keep as many aircraft in service as possible for the summer season. It should be out within the next 2 weeks.

Was it you that kept hinting in the threads about the retro planes that another was due in August? Whoever it was I'm sure is having a good laugh as no one, I repeat no one was accepting that possibility at the time.  Silly
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 34):
Avborne in Miami. It's done, by the way:


Now that is one good looking 737!  bigthumbsup  Too bad the 732s were retired, I would have loved to see a 732 in the new livery.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:11 am

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 36):
I would have loved to see a 732 in the new livery.

Man, US 732s have been gone a LONG time.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 37):
Man, US 732s have been gone a LONG time.

HP 732s were retired not that long ago(1.5yrs)
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:16 am

I'm glad to see it was done in MIA. I hope the 733 stays in the fleet for at least 4yrs.

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:56 am

I was in LAS this weekend and saw numerous America West Airbus A319's and A320's painted in the new color scheme. Too bad my old US 757 was still in the old colors.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:13 am

Love to see A333 in the new c/s, wonder if that happens in near future?

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:21 am

Looks sharp! Still weird seeing 'USAirways' painted on a plane with 'AW' reg's.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:54 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 35):
Was it you that kept hinting in the threads about the retro planes that another was due in August? Whoever it was I'm sure is having a good laugh as no one, I repeat no one was accepting that possibility at the time.

Nawwww....do you mean this this thread? Can't be!  Wink

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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:03 pm

Does anyone know when this plane will be back in Phoenix because I got to have a look at it. Also will it go right back into service or sit in the hanger for a while.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:28 pm

The plane looks great. Cant wait to see them in ILM. Even tho it may be a while since we only get -400s.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:30 pm

I believe it came back to PHX last night (earlier tonight): http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE7805
It's a non-scheduled flight number so I assume this is N157AW.
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:59 pm

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 46):
I believe it came back to PHX last night (earlier tonight): ht

Yep, its in Phoenix as of about 2230hrs last night.
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:08 pm

The aircraft makes 2 R/T's to SJC & LAS today (flt's 282 & 160) then on to SMF (flt 235) before overnighting in PHX (as of now, this may change).
 
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RE: First Pic Of US 737 In New Colors...

Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:47 pm

Would like to see if in PIT. Looks awesome.
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