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US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:57 am

the new heritage looks great in the new/old America West pant. how many planes does US air have painted in the heritage paint schemes?


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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:59 am

Sounds like 5 so far?

AWA new livery, AWA Old, Piedmont, Alleghany, and PSA.

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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 am

AWA old used to be AWA new, they just repainted 838AW IIRC.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:23 am

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 2):
AWA old used to be AWA new, they just repainted 838AW IIRC.

New HP livery is still 838AW - old HP livery is on a/c 828AW - it's parked outside my window right now loading up for a SFO flight - looks beautiful.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:23 am

Here's the first photo in the DB of N838AW in old HP colors:

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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:12 am

It looks even better now that there's a picture of it in action. Really glad they did an HP old livery heritage theme jet.

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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:15 am

Hey that looks really great. I think they can get rid of the new HP colors/US Airways hybrid.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:27 am

They did not paint over N838AW it is still the same, they have just added a second America West Heritage plane

Here are all the heritage planes

America West N838AW and N828AW

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PSA N742PS

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Photo © Joey Collura



Piedmont N744P

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Alleghany N745VJ

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Hopefully more to come like original US Airways
 
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:09 pm

They all look very nice, especially the newest edition!
 
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:56 am

I love it...I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont. They would look really sweet.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:35 am

If anyone wants to snap a picture of this new bird, it is currently in flight to SEA as flt. 79. Here is its flight path today:

PHXSEA flt. 79
0732 - 1029

SEAPHX flt. 490
1115-1359

PHXDEN flt. 490
1445-1725

DENPHX flt. 491
1755-1845

PHXYEG flt. 300
1932-0004

Enjoy and please share if you get a picture!
 
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 9):
I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont.

 confused  Which US livery are you actually referring to?

The silver/maroon livery was their first livery which rolled out in 1979 (basically a modified version of the 1975 AL livery).

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The post-PI merger livery (merger hybrids excluded) rolled out in 1989 uses blue and red on bare metal.

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Either way, since the aircraft being used to display all the Heritage liveries are A319s; usage of a bare/polished metal livery is not likely... unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:03 am

Looks great!

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.

Kind of like what Aeroflot did. Which reminds me, what happened to the other thread on this plane? Did it get deleted?
 
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:26 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
Which US livery are you actually referring to?

Yeppers that's them...I realize the airbus doesn't do bare metal that well...it would be cool even if they used a different plane like a 757 or even a 737 we plan on keeping for a while.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:32 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 11):
Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 9):
I really hope they do another US Air livery...like the silver/maroon or the late 80's version after they merged operations with Piedmont.

Which US livery are you actually referring to?

The silver/maroon livery was their first livery which rolled out in 1979 (basically a modified version of the 1975 AL livery).

The post-PI merger livery (merger hybrids excluded) rolled out in 1989 uses blue and red on bare metal.

Either way, since the aircraft being used to display all the Heritage liveries are A319s; usage of a bare/polished metal livery is not likely... unless they opt for either white, grey, or silver en lieu of the bare metal.

IMO, the best 'USAir' retro livery would be the one that was introduced just after the Allegheny name change. It's a white/red/maroon scheme which should be easily doable on an A319. It also reflects the timeframe of some of USAir's better years prior to the Piedmont and PSA mergers.


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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:58 am

Yes that would work great...you should submit it to the merger email address as a suggestion! Since they have to repaint the planes anyhow..might as well do something fun eh?
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:21 am

Quoting Jmc1975 (Reply 14):
IMO, the best 'USAir' retro livery would be the one that was introduced just after the Allegheny name change. It's a white/red/maroon scheme which should be easily doable on an A319.

Actually, the livery shown in your post is a hybrid-livery. Since AL's final livery debuted 4 years previously, many planes were still freshly painted in the '75 scheme.

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Once the AL-US name change became official (in late Sept. 1979); every new/used plane that entered the fleet from then on was given the full bare-metal livery.

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Even in 1978 (unless the year is a typo on this photo), one year prior to the name change; a few of AL's planes still had the older wedge livery. Those planes were probably the first ones to receive the bare-metal livery.

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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:29 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 6):
Hey that looks really great. I think they can get rid of the new HP colors/US Airways hybrid.

I hope they don't. It might not be a rarity right now, but on the Airbuses, the green/turq HP colors are rapidly disappearing, and a few years down the road, planespotters will be standing out at the end of Runway 8 hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare America West bird arriving in a sea of new-colors US Airways jets. The more old-school reminders of history out there, the better.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:36 pm

Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 13):
...I realize the airbus doesn't do bare metal that well...it would be cool even if they used a different plane like a 757 or even a 737 we plan on keeping for a while

I would expect to see some 737-300's in bare metal colors. They require a Maintenance "LapSeam" check every year that would require them to strip the paint off and then patch it on several Lap seams. That being said, I would suspect you will see both UsAir paints as well to match the 2 HP paints. I also stated that you might get to see Mohawk and Empire.

As aside thought, Love to see them paint the sole remaining B767-200 in the Silver Piedmont Colors.
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RE: US Air And Their New Heritage Jet

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:53 pm

Quoting Amwest2United (Reply 18):
As aside thought, Love to see them paint the sole remaining B767-200 in the Silver Piedmont Colors

This should read:

As a side thought, I would love to see the sole remaining Dark USAirways B767-200 repainted as a Silver "Piedmont" 767
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