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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 98):
why would the official AA video for the 77W and A321 show a shiny silver fuselage?

What else are they going to do? They could do an all white plane but that would not stand out in the video. If they were keeping the same livery they would put the AA livery in the video. We all know a new livery is coming and now we know it won't be bare metal.
 
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Quoting DoubleDelta (Reply 79):
Put me in the small boat of people who are absolutely THRILLED to see that horribly dated, bland, tragic, unkempt bare metal livery from AA, gone with the wind! I am thoroughly looking forward to whatever AA unveils.

I'm with you! I've never been the biggest fan of AA, but the livery was just the nail in the coffin. The unpainted planes are starting to look horrible now as they age, and they look like the airline ran out of money to paint the aircraft.

Believe me, I think the bare metal look is great, but this one has not only run its course, but taken a victory lap.
There's a big difference between this:

And this:



Even if they keep the livery and just made the planes white, like American Eagle, it would look better than their current livery.
 
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Quoting KPDX (Reply 55):
Still the most simple and elegant one today..

I disagree. After a short while the planes look very shabby.

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Quoting gregarious119 (Reply 93):
Apparently, the gray was either a bad photo or a first coat of something.

The daylight photo in the OP is pretty conclusive. The 747 next to it is white, the AA 77W is mid-grey. The fact that the door outlines are painted in a contrasting colour convinces me this is the final colour. The only question is, what will be applied on top in terms of titles and logos?
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Quoting airliner371 (Reply 100):
We all know a new livery is coming and now we know it won't be bare metal.

It can still be painted in a shiny silver. I remain unconvinced that what we're seeing is the final top coat.
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How are the Virgin Atlantic and Aeroflot silvers painted on?
If they start with a grey coat and follow up with a glitter containing clear top coat......
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Funny how some are posting pics of aged AA aircraft as a reason not to go bare metal. Apparently did not see what NWA's silver painted aircraft looked like after a couple of years..............It wasn't pretty and it wasn't silver.

And the Aero Mexico pic, are we to truly believe that Aero Mexico 777 will not look like the AA aircraft after 5 years?
 
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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):
Two new shots

The first one looks like they're going to have a different color on the tail than on the rest of the plane, like a QF style almost..
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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):
Two new shots

Tail is white, the rest is light grey.... very nice! Can't wait to see it when its all done.
 
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Look at this pic of the tail - much more clearly shows the color. Dark gray fuselage, light gray tail - extending past stabs.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabian404/8095002594/in/photostream/
 
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Quoting gregarious119 (Reply 93):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabian404/8092938824/

A few photos further down shows the tail:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabian404/8095002594/in/photostream/
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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):

Well, the body definitely looks grey to me seeing as how the tail is white, it looks familiar though, but just cant think of what it reminds me of.
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Quoting william (Reply 106):
And the Aero Mexico pic, are we to truly believe that Aero Mexico 777 will not look like the AA aircraft after 5 years?

I think they look worst, AM haven't take good care of theire chrome liveries in the 777s or 737s.

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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):
Two new shots

Well there we have it! Now I am convinced this is the final color (without the branding of course)...I find the white tail rather interesting though...

I really hope AA knows what they are doing. They need to come out with a bang and something fresh and new.

This is their first step toward emerging as an all new AA and they need to convince people that they are here to stay and they are changing for the better.

I love AA and the current livery but I know they need to refresh their image. I just hope they incorporate the old in with the new and don't mess it up!


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These photos remind me of this rebranding concept that was floating around the internet:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...386A94C559BB4D7DF25D238F67F92E49FB
 
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One more from a different angle - http://flic.kr/p/dkkeJW
 
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Glad to see a new livery for American, scared to see what it will look like.

We can already tell the livery will be different because there is already a design feature painted on the plane.
The whole rear of the plane seems to be white breaking up the grey on the rest of the fuselage.
Unless airlines dip their planes nose first into primer, that grey is probably the real deal.
If you look at it, it's not as "military" as initially thought. It's actually glossy.

Hmm, have to wait and see where this goes.
 
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I hope they do the rebranding quickly and I expect them to because they probably really want to move forward; thinking that the "old" is holding them back.

I think we can definitely expect AA when all done with the livery updates to keep an airplane in the current livery; so all you "save the bare metal" people (I respect your opinion) can probably relax.   

Quoting PVDCMHOZ (Reply 114):
These photos remind me of this rebranding concept that was floating around the internet:

Funny, I was just looking at that photo and saying that is very close to what we are looking at right now!

[Edited 2012-10-16 14:37:54]
 
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I also thought of this design when I saw the new pics.... thoughts?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...A23B1B402F8C1786E46A90C9E&first=36
 
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Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:41 pm

Quoting william (Reply 106):
Funny how some are posting pics of aged AA aircraft as a reason not to go bare metal.

On the contrary - the pics simply show that the bare metal finish isn't as great as those that want to keep the old livery claim. The far bigger driver for AA moving away from bare metal is their coming A320s and 787s.
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Quoting PVDCMHOZ (Reply 114):

This looks very similar to the paint lines of the tail of that picture. I think we have a winner (to what it most likely will look like). Not too bad, I'd like to see it in person...................

http://anthony-harding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/L-AA1.jpg

[Edited 2012-10-16 14:48:25]
 
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The new pictures of the plane look promising! With the white tail section, it already looks good! Can't wait to see the finished product.
 
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From the Bing links above - some concepts, but would need white tails.

http://anthony-harding.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/L-AA1.jpg

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00014310.jpg
 
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Anyone know if this will include a new logo?   
 
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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):

Clearly it isn't the top coat as they've rubbed the American flag off and moved it further forward!  

I like the colour. The grey fin and cowlings on the current paint scheme look like a dog's dinner. Going with one tone for the whole plane, plus whatever they've come up with for the tail is quite exciting.
 
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It looks like the tail has several gradations of vertical grey striping -- I wonder if we're gonna see a red, white and blue striped tail ....

Anyways, the first picture that made the paint look darker I think was more interesting. We'll just have to wait and see
 
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I like the color... It is the perfect background for silver titles and logo. That might be too subtle for AA.
 
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you're all having one heck of an A.net field day with this, and everything so far is rumor. Typical A.net   

With the tail painted like that, I'm almost guaranteeing we're going to see a new color scheme. I don't think AA would do a white tail like that for their AA logo on the metallic planes.

Can't wait  

And to draw back on my recent post about the colors- Yep, looks like it's gonna be a darkish color to me
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Man some of yall are really jumping the gun. This livery is probably 20% done. It may look really awesome, it may suck.

I kinda like the 2nd concept in this post

Quoting ADent (Reply 122):

...but the rest look quite ugly. AA has a lot to live up to, let's hope they don't replace their timeless livery with something stupid.

PS: surprised no one did the cliche of posting a US Airways livery         
 
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Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 128):
PS: surprised no one did the cliche of posting a US Airways livery

I was going to edit my post and insert a US Airways livery until you posted this   
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Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 128):
This livery is probably 20% done. It may look really awesome, it may suck.

Its most likely been done for a while. They wouldn't start doing anything without having the plan 100% done.

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 128):
PS: surprised no one did the cliche of posting a US Airways livery

HAHAHAHA... so true.
 
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Quoting airliner371 (Reply 130):
Its most likely been done for a while. They wouldn't start doing anything without having the plan 100% done.

Oh yeah I'm sure it's been around for a while, but NOT on this plane. All I see is a bit of gray in front and white in the back. Is gray the base coat for silver? Is the white the base coat for uh, something not white? Will there be a million swirls or will it be plain? I don't know, but I'm not losing my mind over it like some posters are  
 
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Quoting sabian404 (Reply 105):

The nerves are kicking in now with the latest photo updates...

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Quoting PVDCMHOZ (Reply 114):
These photos remind me of this rebranding concept that was floating around the internet:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...E49FB

I actually rather like this livery. But that's just me.  
 
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Quoting DoubleDelta (Reply 94):
Even still the livery looks far past its time with the raggedy cheatline and halvetica font. It's time for a change.

Actually, I hope they keep the helvetica. The cheatline, though, is SOOO... mid-last century.

I will say that Mr. Ostrower got it wrong. This aircraft is NOT white.
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Can someone in the know confirm for me, but once the rudder is installed, isn't it usually painted in the final colour? Isn't there some kind of technical something that necessitates that the rudder be painted in the final colour before it is assembled.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabian404/8095002594/

That would suggest that the tail will be white, or at least a portion of it will be white.

If I am wrong, please correct me!

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Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 107):
The first one looks like they're going to have a different color on the tail than on the rest of the plane, like a QF style almost..
Quoting FlyAA757 (Reply 109):
Look at this pic of the tail - much more clearly shows the color. Dark gray fuselage, light gray tail - extending past stabs.

Now that is very interesting.

My prediction is that there will be a tail featuring red and blue (possibly an updated eagle?) and then a grey fuselage with billboard titles.

I was hoping for a two-tone livery or a swooshy/wavey transition. I guess I'm going to be disappointed. But, please, AA, don't go with an all-grey fuselage. It didn't look good on UA, it's not going to look good on your aircraft, either.
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Quoting DoubleDelta (Reply 79):
Put me in the small boat of people who are absolutely THRILLED to see that horribly dated, bland, tragic, unkempt bare metal livery from AA, gone with the wind!

Give me an oar and let's start rowing.

Quoting PVDCMHOZ (Reply 114):
These photos remind me of this rebranding concept that was floating around the internet:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...E49FB

A lighter blue might be better.

Quoting PVDCMHOZ (Reply 118):
I also thought of this design when I saw the new pics.... thoughts?

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...st=36

  

Quoting ADent (Reply 122):
From the Bing links above - some concepts, but would need white tails.

Still insist the second picture is THE best livery for American. Fresh, modern, while keeping a sort of je ne sais quois.

Quoting airliner371 (Reply 123):
Anyone know if this will include a new logo?

The eagle should remain. It's like Delta doing away with the widget and US doing away with the flag, it's simply inconceivable (United is a different story, though I still think there was room for the tulip somewhere).
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Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 137):
United is a different story, though I still think there was room for the tulip somewhere)

Good combination of the two here:
http://anthony-harding.com/?p=144

Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 137):
The eagle should remain.

I'm sorry, I meant an update eagle like DL updated the widget.
 
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In which paint hanger was this first coat of grey and white put on? It seems like 777s have been flown to PDX to be painted lately. Is this first 77W for AA going to be painted in Everett so it can be rolled out there?
 
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So why is this 777 outside anyway? What's it doing in this spot? It looks like it's in a storage yard of some sort.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 127):
And to draw back on my recent post about the colors- Yep, looks like it's gonna be a darkish color to me

I am sooo hoping you're right! At the moment, the plane looks pretty blah. Come on AA!
 
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Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 140):

So why is this 777 outside anyway? What's it doing in this spot? It looks like it's in a storage yard of some sort.

Gotta make room for the 77Ws nearing the end of the production line. Not everything can be done inside the factory. Some of it needs to be done outside.

I much prefer the two recent snapshots of the 77W. The original photo made the airplane look darker than a C-5. I liked the first concept livery that was posted, but I feel as if there is not enough red in it.
 
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Quoting TrnsWrld (Reply 86):
How anyone can think a gorgeous polished bare metal aircraft is what you said is beyond me.

Bare metal looks great when it is clean and been polished. Unfortunately, the operational reality is that, as a bankrupt airline, American can hardly afford to have excess staff to polish their aircraft and keep the bare metal looking good. Thus American Airline's livery generally looks (In my opinion) a mess.

Quoting aa1818 (Reply 135):
Can someone in the know confirm for me, but once the rudder is installed, isn't it usually painted in the final colour? Isn't there some kind of technical something that necessitates that the rudder be painted in the final colour before it is assembled.

Correct. The rudder has to be balanced when it gets installed. This means that its paint has to have already been finalized.
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Quoting airliner371 (Reply 138):
Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 137):
United is a different story, though I still think there was room for the tulip somewhere)

Good combination of the two here:
http://anthony-harding.com/?p=144

Yes. That is the logo I saw originally. I LOVE that combination and still think it would have been the best one for United.
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Quoting zkojq (Reply 142):
The rudder has to be balanced when it gets installed. This means that its paint has to have already been finalized.

True, but when did that ever stop a 'white tail' from being painted in its final livery, or a plane being repainted after a few years?
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Hat-tip to another forum. Does this paint job look familiar?:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/perspec...vephotography/3500533571/lightbox/

Hmm ...   
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With all the mergers happening, airlines should all adopt a eurowhite theme. That way it is cheaper to change the titles.
 
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 145):

IIRC the Airbus fleet managed to get the polished look as well. The lighting in that picture makes it seem like it's dark gray.


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Quoting einsteinboricua (Reply 147):
The lighting in that picture makes it seem like it's dark gray.

I was actually referring to the tail/tail section being the same color, and painted in the same way that the white section is painted on the 77W. Don't know the significance of either, but could mean that the white painted area has little to do with the final livery scheme as is highly speculated here.
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Quoting aa1818 (Reply 135):
Can someone in the know confirm for me, but once the rudder is installed, isn't it usually painted in the final colour?

Ah yes, you are right. The weight of the paint on the rudder must be included in the final weight and balance of the aircraft before it can be test flown and delivered. Something tells me the way the aircraft is painted now will have no resemblance of the final product (especially since it's in full view of the public's eye at the current moment).

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