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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:14 pm

Maybe they unveil the new image using both the 77w and a new 738. That would be cool.
 
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:18 pm

Quoting Airport (Reply 207):
This is NOT the new livery, to clear up any confusion on the matter. This is just a student piece I did back in April-May of this year. Unless I'm about to get a huge surprise, it's nothing more than coincidence that the lines on the design currently on the 777-300 bears resemblance to mine.

I do appreciate the feedback though!

This design is simply bada$$. I love it.
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:54 pm

OK so back to the topic at hand, guys   


Anyone got more intel on what's going on with this AA plane? Any more pictures from Matt Cawby or anyone?
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airjamaica
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:01 pm

Quoting Airport (Reply 207):
This is NOT the new livery, to clear up any

confusion on the matter. This is just a student piece I did back in

April-May of this year. Unless I'm about to get a huge surprise, it's

nothing more than coincidence that the lines on the design currently on the

777-300 bears resemblance to mine.

I do appreciate the feedback though!

Not a bad design, but it reminds me alot of AM. Personally I hope they don't

change up the current AA livery too much. Maybe a little tweak yes, but not

a change to the extent where they end up spoiling this classic and iconic

one.
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:43 pm

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 253):
Personally I hope they don't

change up the current AA livery too much. Maybe a little tweak yes, but not

a change to the extent where they end up spoiling this classic and iconic

one.

Agree. I hope it's just a minor change, much like AF did to update their classic livery from the 1970s, with a new more modern typeface, the name in a darker shade of blue, one less stripe on the tail, and adding the red "swirl".

Old and new.


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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:11 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 254):
Agree. I hope it's just a minor change, much like AF did to update their classic livery from the 1970s,

AF did not need an entire new brand identity. In fact, I don't know why they even bothered changing their livery at all, since the change was so minimal.

AA does need an entire new brand identity.
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:43 pm

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 255):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 254):
Agree. I hope it's just a minor change, much like AF did to update their classic livery from the 1970s,

AF did not need an entire new brand identity. In fact, I don't know why they even bothered changing their livery at all, since the change was so minimal.

It coincided with a significant branding change with a redesigned website and other communication materials. The new typeface and swirl is much more modern than the old. The darker blue is also quite noticeable if you compare the old and new side by side, not in photos.
 
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:49 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 254):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 254):
Agree. I hope it's just a minor change, much like AF did to update their classic livery from the 1970s, with a new more modern typeface, the name in a darker shade of blue, one less stripe on the tail, and adding the red "swirl".

Old and new.

Agree as well. AF was the first carrier that came to my mind. I like how they just did minor tweaks to the original livery. Apart from the '' euro white '' ( that so many of them sport nowadays, I like what they have done with the AF font and tail design.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 255):
In fact, I don't know why they even bothered changing their livery at all, since the change was so minimal.

Change was minimal, but it looks great in my opinion.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 256):
The new typeface and swirl is much more modern than the old. The darker blue is also quite noticeable if you compare the old and new side by side, not in photos.

Agree.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 255):
AA does need an entire new brand identity.

My only concern is that they may change it for the worst where appearance is concerned. Have to admit, I still like the existing one.
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:07 pm

Quoting airjamaica (Reply 257):
My only concern is that they may change it for the worst where appearance is concerned. Have to admit, I still like the existing one.

Well, scruffy unpolished bare metal with a cheatline straight out the 70s... can't get too much worse than that! The only way AA's livery can get worse than the current, is if they eliminate the cheatline and just have bare metal like a typical cargo airline. I can't WAIT for the rebranding. I've been waiting for this for over 20 years!
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:27 am

Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 5):
Just north of L2 door is an American flag, nothing close to the Chilean flag.

Aren't A/C sometimes ferried with temporary American registration, to be painted and further outfitted by their foreign owners?
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:33 am

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 261):
Quoting sancho99504 (Reply 5):
Just north of L2 door is an American flag, nothing close to the Chilean flag.

Aren't A/C sometimes ferried with temporary American registration, to be painted and further outfitted by their foreign owners?

Read the rest of the thread. It was clarified a couple of hundred replies ago that the flag was an actual flag on a flagpole. Nothing to do with the aircraft.
 
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Quoting DoubleDelta (Reply 244):

LOL. I always chuckle when I hear people saying absurd things to the effect of "AA's polished bare metal is timeless." It almost seems like a poorly written SNL joke that was poorly written, purposefully, to evoke a larger laugh. Bare metal aircraft that are usually poorly maintained which result in a washed out, dull, smudged aluminum body ... then you add a thick red/white/blue cheatline that looks straight out the late-70s ... and then a old halvetica font spelling out "American"—again, looking straight out the 70s—don't register as "timeless" to me. I honestly don't know how anyone can say AA's livery is (chuckle) "timeless," with a straight face.

It's a matter of opinion. You can chuckle all you want, but the truth is that the vast majority of people find AA's current livery appealing. Timeless, elegant, and classic are a variety of ways people view it. Not to mention it sets them apart from the boring and dull all white liveries out there.

Opinions and tastes aside - I do think AA needs to revamp it's image. They need to refresh themselves into a new company post bankruptcy. Looking at the aircraft in question, it seems like they're not going with all white which is great.
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New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:49 pm

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 261):
I do think AA needs to revamp it's image. They need to refresh themselves into a new company post bankruptcy

That's what DL did and look where they are now. They redid their image, acquired NW, and became this giant successful airline.
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RE: New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 1

Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:14 pm

This thread has become quite long and will be locked in favor of part 2, which can be found here: New AA Color Scheme Confirmed...painted - Part 2


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