|Quoting 7E72004 (Reply 49):|
Anyone here think they should paint an Airbus in the 80s USAir scheme???
|Quoting Stirling (Reply 44):|
The A319 just looks pudgy to me
Similar was said about the 732 when it rolled out; it was dubbed as the Pig Plane.
|Quoting Access-Air (Reply 42):|
Im still waiting for the Mohawk and Lake Central versions....
Since those mergers/name changes took place before September 1979 (when Allegheny became USAir); those versions will be most likely be filed in the Wishful Thinking category.
|Quoting Rampart (Reply 46):|
I noticed that as well on the earlier image, and knew that the "A320" in Boeing's type font and corporate livery from the 1980s would ruffle some feathers if it appeared on an Airbus retrojet. Someone (like us) must have picked up on the faux pas, probably the result of a graphic artist without an appreciation for aviation trademarks.
1. First & foremost, since the PI-retro scheme was applied to the A319 and not the originally planned A320, the A320-200 in Boeing type applied to that particular plane would've been factually wrong.
2. IIRC, not all PI planes (even the Boeings) had the plane type prominently listed on the tail. Only the 767s in full PI-livery had the plane type listed on the tails on every plane.
Photo © Gerard Helmer
Photo © Bob Garrard
3. Since Boeing still uses that type of font on their plane labels, logos, stationary, etc.; the last thing HP/US wants is a possible trademark/copyright infringement lawsuit filed against them... especially when it's being applied to an aircraft manufactured by its competitor.
|Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 45):|
the US Airways title is going to be displayed on all retro schemes, even though the tail logo, and paint job are retro.
That's probably because the name of the present airline is still US Airways. If the retro name(s) are shown larger than the actual airline name; it may confuse the not-so-frequent traveler. The Star Alliance schemes are an exception to this because there has never been a carrier called Star Alliance Airlines.
|Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 17):|
On the PI plane, they should at least make the "US Airways" titles red, in keeping with PI's red titles. Same with the Allegheny one, as AL's titles were also red.
So was HP's titles, although theirs was more of a fiery red/orange.
That would be one supplemental adjustment, have the US Airways titles on 3 of the 4 Heritage planes done in red.