intotheair wrote:So now begins the long stretch toward getting the entire fleet into the new colors. FlightGlobal reports that a slew of planes will be repainted soon, though it’ll take up to seven years to roll it out to each and every bird.
I would imagine the MAX grounding must put a slowdown on the repainting. According to the fleet site, only a 788 and possibly a 787-10 are currently in paint.
If they’re only going to do it when repainting is already scheduled, then I hope they don’t go at a glacial pace like when PMUA tried to do that. Say what you will about the merger era livery, but they at least had a lot of paint lines open to get that on all the birds fast.
I never understand this. Every plane in their fleet will need either a C or a D check in less time than 7 years. Just do them when they're out of service anyway!