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by MesserJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

Anyone know the story behind why N248AK (100 Years Boeing livery) is currently flying around with an old livery winglet? :scratchchin: I've seen that happen a few times. Most likely scenario is the winglet has been damaged in some way and it was swapped out with a spare. Occasionally you might also...

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by MesserJ
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 13447

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Hopefully there was no damage to the equipment in the nose

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by MesserJ
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc
Replies: 25
Views: 10162

Re: New Livery: Royal Air Maroc

Maybe there's a possibility that they do plan on updating their brand, but it's just an experimental one-off for now to see how the Moroccan public will respond to it.

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by MesserJ
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I thought the same thing, and nothing went into VCV to be painted, they usually swap them out. If 640 comes out Monday, with no swap out, it may be an effort to get all planes in revenue status for Thanksgiving week. N422QX, a Q400, was sent to VCV today so it appears that was the swap, and they've...

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by MesserJ
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614299

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Erebus wrote:
Will the US NTSB participate in the investigation?

Yes because the accident involves a US-built aircraft.

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by MesserJ
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219150

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The Flydubai tail design is different depending on which side of the aircraft you are looking at.

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by MesserJ
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219150

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

HeyTK wrote:
Anyone know why TC-LCF is being delivered before TC-LCB/LCC/LCD/LCE? LCB has been sitting and waiting over a month now..

The registrations aren't in order by line number for whatever reason so LCF came off the line before LCB.

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by MesserJ
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

the F9 tails just scream "stock photos." Very true, but not only that, the tails tend to look really bad up close except for brand new deliveries. The decals are all crusty, peeling away, and some are patched or have sections missing. Also NK's previous livery wasn't terrible, but it look...

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by MesserJ
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

hiflyeras wrote:
Seeing that bump on top of the fuselage in the photo...is AS's new satellite wifi being installed at the same time as their putting the new paint job on all the Airbus?

No, that bump isn't anything new. in this picture, you can see what the 2Ku wifi antenna will look like.

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by MesserJ
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

My question is what aircraft does the AS livery not suit? Maybe a CRJ or Super 80/717 would look weird but beyond an aircraft with a T-tail and tail mounted engines, it would look good on pretty much anything. It would be hard to apply this livery to a T-tail jet and have it come out looking good. ...

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by MesserJ
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines B737-700's
Replies: 32
Views: 7632

Re: Alaska Airlines B737-700's

It looks like 627 is scheduled to ferry to London Luton tomorrow (finally) on the first leg of its delivery. https://www.flightradar24.com/flight/as9819

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by MesserJ
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104126

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Super80Fan wrote:
So, the operations side of this, does Horizon/Alaska have enough slack to be permanently out a Q400?

They recently sent a couple Q400s down to Tuscon for retirement and storage so they could put one back into service if need be.

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by MesserJ
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 34534

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO I'm very pleased it doesn't have the 'racoon mask'. On the A350 it's ok as long as the tube is white. With other non-white liveries like QR and VN it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it ...

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by MesserJ
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

452QX wrote:
Now 452 (Employee Powered) is currently in VCV for painting

I assume it will come out in standard colors since that's what happened to the employee powered 737. Hopefully there will be new employee liveries in the future.

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by MesserJ
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW Heading to VCV
Replies: 37
Views: 9075

Re: N772SW Heading to VCV

My guess is that it will be going there for paint. Maybe not a full repaint, but areas on the fuselage that were damaged and needed to patched or reskinned at PAE will need to be painted over before returning to service.

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by MesserJ
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 11268

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

The final livery of Midwest Airlines on the 717 and MD-80. Such a classy look

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by MesserJ
Sat May 05, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2679

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

Yeah they are temporary decals that will be removed when the promotion is over like they did with the Mariners anniversary last year

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by MesserJ
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 31311

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

I couldn't care less what color the belly is; from the terminal windows, you can hardly even see it. I'm just glad they fixed that tail logo! That was my only concern! That's true, the grey looks better than if it would just be all white. And with so many companies going with flat logos, it's nice ...

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by MesserJ
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 31311

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5B70FC9E

Looks a lot better; looking forward to seeing it in daylight
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hvusslax wrote:
The tail is ready at KEF on the TF-ICE.
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5B70FC9E

Looks a lot better; looking forward to seeing it in daylight

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by MesserJ
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34476

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

The flag is obviously important, but the application is horrible. They should incorporate the star and crescent into the livery some other way. The tail is interesting, but the entire fuselage needs to be redone. Maybe some color wouldn't hurt...

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by MesserJ
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts
Replies: 26
Views: 6227

Re: Today, a new era for Widerøe starts

Man that E2 sure looks good with those massive looking engine's, nice going Wideroe To be honest, I think it looks disproportionate and not very good. Will the E175NG also have those massive engines? The engines on the E175 E2 will be 56 inches in diameter compared to 73 inches for the E190/E195 E2

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by MesserJ
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 6035

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

They’re finally leaving PDX-OAK/SMF but will still remain on 618 mile SEA-STS. Often a 2+ hour flight. My understanding is SEASTS will go E175 soon. Like all of the long Q400 flights, it’s obviously not a priority, two years after OO E175 flights started and a year after QX started taking deliverie...

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by MesserJ
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36777

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Such a pointless livery change. The old one looked good on pretty much any aircraft.

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by MesserJ
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

jgcotter wrote:
Did N624VA just get painted while it was at GSO, or was that just cabin work?

AS frequently sends its aircraft to HAECO at GSO for maintenance and cabin work, but have never had aircraft painted there as far as I can recall.

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by MesserJ
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

738 N530AS has been in paint for the last week so hopefully it will be the first 737 without "proudly all Boeing" applied to it so people will stop talking about it :spin:

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by MesserJ
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is painted much like the 737-700. The titles on the -700 are almost up to the cockpit window like this one and the stripes on the back are a much different angle than the -800 and -900 which are also subtly different from each other. I like how they make subtle changes so that the the livery fit...

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by MesserJ
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 207621

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Did they get the QR code specially designed so that it's not interrupted by the windows?

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by MesserJ
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

EA CO AS wrote:
Not sure what the MAX8 and MAX9 fleet numbers will be, though.

AS has a ton of N8xxAK and N9xxAK registrations reserved according to the FAA registry so that's gotta be what they're for.

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by MesserJ
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

VX fleet is registered very similarly to AS, A319s are N52XVA, A320s are little bit of a mess for some reason and the A321s are N92XVA. I can understand if they re-register in the event of a fleet number conflict. A320/321s in the 800 and 900 range will be an issue because AS will use those numbers...

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by MesserJ
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

NameOmitted wrote:
Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger?

No, typically not. Delta retained all of the "NW" registrations for example even on new deliveries. It would be an unnecessary expense to reserve new tail numbers and re-register aircraft.

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by MesserJ
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5653

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

I'd say that things are looking better for QX heading into the new year. New E-175 deliveries start back up in March I believe.

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by MesserJ
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

N848VA just did a test flight today VX9430 GSO-GSO and a spotter posted a picture on Instagram, not the best quality but still apparent that the aircraft is still in Virgin America colors so this was likely a maintenance visit or the first post-merger cabin reconfig.

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by MesserJ
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Thought I would start a rolling roster of all AS/VX planes in the new Alaska colors. This is just what I was able to find on the internet. Updates are more than welcome as more planes are painted or if someone finds something I missed. Just some updates for the 738 fleet: 518, 519, 523, 524, 526, 5...

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by MesserJ
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 842
Views: 190871

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Also, FlightAware shows N848VA being at GSO since 11/28, just over a month. I know it usually takes 12-20 days to paint a narrowbody so 4 weeks seems a bit longer than usual. So I wonder if the aircraft is complete but AS is holding it until a specific date (SOC?) or some other reason... given what...

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by MesserJ
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33362

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

If they don't want to scrub off the PROUDLY ALL BOEING writing from under the cockpit of their entire existing fleet, I have a suggestion to edit it- PROUDLY ALL BOEING AND AIRBUS ...AND EMBRAER AND BOMBARDIER It's a bit odd to me how recent 737 repaints and new deliveries still have "proudly ...

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by MesserJ
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33362

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I think the white tail is just temporary (as this is still a Virgin America plane) and they will put the AS branding on the tail when the airlines are being integrated after they are under one AOC

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by MesserJ
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)
Replies: 8
Views: 2759

Re: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)

Apparently the origin was actually DVT (Phoenix) with a stop in ABQ. It could've been fuel exhaustion if witnesses didn't hear engine noise. The distance from ABQ to SUS would've been possible if he had max fuel.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n679ea#fc06482

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by MesserJ
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257187

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Whiteguy wrote:
Is there a spreadsheet for aircraft in the assembly line and various stages of build? Wondering when the next Westjet aircraft hit the line.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/edit?pref=2&pli=1#gid=6

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by MesserJ
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9950

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

I've seen N436QX and N439QX thus far at PDX in the new AS livery. The new paint job on the Q400 looks quite sharp! One way to tell which aircraft are receiving the new livery is to keep an eye on what comes and goes from Victorville (VCV). The Q400 definitely wears it well. So far 436, 438, 439, 44...

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by MesserJ
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9950

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Also OO has sent the remaining CR7 back to storage yesterday, and it has been removed from Alaska's website so I guess it has now been officially retired (only took a year longer than originally expected). I thought the 15 Q400s leaving would've been 400-414 as mentioned previously, but I guess it c...

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by MesserJ
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.
Replies: 12
Views: 5509

Re: Helicopter and aircraft mid-air crash near Aylesbury in U.K.

The flight path for G-WACG is broken up, but here is the last segment, which shows the aircraft making its final turn toward the crash site.https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-wacg#f8efef7

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by MesserJ
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon AIr - please retrofit window shades on your Q400
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Horizon AIr - please retrofit window shades on your Q400

Last I heard, the 15 oldest Q400s are actually being returned from their leases in 2018 so that probably explains why they didn't make upgrades to those aircraft.

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by MesserJ
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257187

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Kviator wrote:
Any word on when the MAX 7 is scheduled to roll off the Final Assembly Line? The article mentions it is going to be loaded onto it in late November.

It's being prepared for final assembly right now so it should be out by mid-December I'd say. It is LN 6744.

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by MesserJ
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 257187

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

817Dreamliiner wrote:
First 737 MAX 8 for Mauritania Airlines LN6704
ImageBoeing 737 MAX 8 Mauritania Airlines 5T-CLJ LN6704 by Huy Do, on Flickr

Is Mauritania Airlines going to update their livery at some point to include the new flag?

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by MesserJ
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 21539

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I always thought it was kinda weird and tacky that "Air" and "transat" are in different fonts, but that's the only thing I would change.

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by MesserJ
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120177

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

bgm wrote:
It’s not just age, other factors such as hours and cycles need to be taken into account, as well as when leases are up for renewal, impending D-checks etc.

I believe someone mentioned in this thread earlier that 10 or so newer-build 757s have been sold for freight conversion.

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by MesserJ
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Livery Anomalies
Replies: 7
Views: 3695

Re: American Airlines Livery Anomalies

For how small the tails are on regional jets (especially T tails), it would look too busy to use three stripes so simplifying it to two looks better. I'm sure that's at least part of the reason.

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by MesserJ
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines repaint progress discussion thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11618

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

It would've looked better if they just put the S logo back on the tail in black instead of rotating and cramming the wordmark in there.

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by MesserJ
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3686

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

So I'm guessing they will be rebranding. They blanked out all of their logos on their social media profiles and posted a teaser video that just says "31.10.17"

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by MesserJ
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia
Replies: 24
Views: 3686

Re: New colours for UTair Aviation Russia

Dang that's pretty ugly; it looks like it was thrown together on MS Paint in 30 seconds. I actually liked the font on the old livery and the 'UT' logo on the tail.

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