|Quoting aerlingusa330 (Reply 19):|
Wouldn't it make sense to rotate designs on every couple new airplanes they receive? This would eliminate the pax observations that old tail design = old aircraft.
I believe that approach was tried in 2006, when (IIRC) tail 636 was delivered in the original 'stripes' tail design, and subsequent deliveries recycled the older designs (harlequin, dots, bubbles, and mosaic) through the high -700 tail series, when both 'blueberries' and 'barcode' were introduced.
On the E190s, however, the tail designs were random from the get-go (in fact, I think 'harlequin' was the first E90 tail to be delivered, not stripes..and mosaic was the 2nd or 3rd).
|Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 6):|
The issue, though, is that ONLY N587JB has the building blocks. I personally consider it a soecial scheme because it is one of a kind.
I'm of the impression that 587 will continue to be the only aircraft to have that tail (much like blue100). The designer of the tail colors is an employee that won the contest, and IIRC, the deal was that the winning design would be a one-off, and not made a standard. I agree though, that it is very catchy, and I would've like to see it on more tails.