You mean like this "beauty"?
skipness1E wrote:I also remember BA had two B757s (G-CPES/T) and B763 (G-BNWZ) delivered in Landor long after the world tales were launched. Why DOES this happen?
KLDC10 wrote:A few AA 737s were delivered in the old 'Silverbird' scheme immediately following the unveiling of the new livery. It just takes a bit of time for airplane manufacturers to adjust to a new scheme, which means that there might be an oddball here and there.
vv701 wrote:So the BA 757 is an example of a brand new aircraft being rolled out by its manufacturer in a customer's brand new and previously unseen livery as an integral part of the launch of that livery on the day of that launch.
KLDC10 wrote:A few AA 737s were delivered in the old 'Silverbird' scheme immediately following the unveiling of the new livery. It just takes a bit of time for airplane manufacturers to adjust to a new scheme, which means that there might be an oddball here and there. Air Canada's 787s will be delivered in the new scheme as soon as it is possible for Boeing to do so.
Newbiepilot wrote:Well probably not as soon as possible. Boeing probably could have painted the airplane in the new scheme, but they probably would charge extra for the last minute change and it might have delayed the delivery. Everything has a cutoff date for when an airplane configuration must be complete. Changes too late in the process can result in schedule delays and cost extra. It probably wasn't worth it to make a last minute change.
skipness1E wrote:Air Canada have just taken a new B787-9 (C-FRSO) from KCHS, in the old spearmint colours. Which on one level is odd as they re-branded a while back and rather than be delivered in all white and allow Air Canada to finish the job or paint the aircraft in the new colours themselves.
skipness1E wrote:Sorry am misremembering, with BA G-CPEM/N were delivered as Landor alongside G-BNWZ long after the hybrid livery was being rolled out. 20 years ago chaps, 20 years !!
Wingtips56 wrote:For the US planes, yes, the merger agreement was made in February 2013, but escrow didn't close until later. It would have been foolish to role out LUS planes in the AA livery before closing just in case it didn't happen. However, yes some deliveries in US livery were made after escrow closed, as the manufacturer already had the commitments, such as what some posters noted above. AA commented about that at the time, but I can't find the statement.
As to the AA 77W, at least the first one was delivered without colors as it was to roll out the new AA livery, which had to be kept secret until announcement day. They tried to note expose even the blank plane as long as possible. The first couple were painted privately. I think Boeing rolled out the AA livery beginning with the 3rd frame, but I can't find that reference either.
Now that AS/VX has closed, and there is a gap between deliveries of new planes ordered by VX, I imagine those will be sporting Chester on the tail once they do start to roll out.
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