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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:00 pm

Quoting abirda (Reply 114):
Please don't change a thing. It's perfect the way it is, and like many others I am thankful for the info!

Ditto. Always look forward to your updates!
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Quoting dtw757 (Reply 105):
N350AN 350 Retrofit Cabin

I appreciate you adding the retrofit portion to the 763.

I'm simply surprised they only have done one 763 in the past month. You would think they would want to pop some more through before the summer travel season.....Do you know of their retrofit schedule?
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:22 pm

Quoting oc2dc (Reply 119):
I'm simply surprised they only have done one 763 in the past month. You would think they would want to pop some more through before the summer travel season.....Do you know of their retrofit schedule?


Yeah - I think AA is the slowest legacy to retrofit their aircraft. It takes them years to do a fleet. Look how quickly DL converted their 763/764s, 744s, and 332/333s!

And on the subject, there really hasn't been many photos of the retrofitted 763. I have yet to see at least one of Y. I know they did not install AVOD, but it would be nice to see what they did in that cabin as far as seats, and walls, etc.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Thu May 01, 2014 11:57 am

N809AW has been repainted. I had to do a double-take seeing a AA A319 sitting at DFW Terminal E. Looked like an MX issue on 29Apr.

https://flic.kr/p/nsfUhP

[Edited 2014-05-01 05:19:50]
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Thu May 01, 2014 2:48 pm

DTW757,

Don't know if you saw the video on Jetnet/Wings but David Seymour SVP of Tech Ops has stated the NONE of the MD-80's will be painted in the New American livery.
So you could probably add a note of that in your next update.

Sorry folks but it's Official....  
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Thu May 01, 2014 3:18 pm

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 122):
Don't know if you saw the video on Jetnet/Wings

I would like to see this video, and I'm sure others would like as well. Can you please provide us the link to that video?
So they decided not to repaint any MD-80.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Thu May 01, 2014 3:33 pm

Quoting American 767 (Reply 123):

I would like to see this video, and I'm sure others would like as well. Can you please provide us the link to that video?
So they decided not to repaint any MD-80.

Jetnet/WINGS is US/AA’s proprietary intranet. I doubt those videos are intended for public consumption.

I’ve said for a while now that the MD80s weren’t going to be repainted only to be overruled and contradicted by the arm chair experts on here. To you guys, I salute you.  
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Another new 737 arrived on May 01.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9701
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 03, 2014 10:59 pm

Correct in the md80s none will be repainted and company confirmed all md80s to be retired by first part of 2017.

Also first US Airways 321 will be delivered in AA paint next week.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 03, 2014 11:51 pm

Quoting dtw757 (Reply 106):
I continued to display the entire list even though all of each of some types are completely painted. Instead of displaying A321T (14/14) I like the idea of displaying each registration. I know there has been some suggestion to just display it without each aircraft being listed. If there is some reason I should not continue this way please let me know. Thanks

You are doing a splendid job dtw757. Don't change a thing. I love to periodically come by and check on both AAs' and your work.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 04, 2014 12:07 am

Quoting 777stl (Reply 124):
To you guys, I salute you.

Real Men Of Genius  

Does anyone know when the retrojets will get repainted? All of them including the AA 738 are in need of a repaint!
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 04, 2014 5:47 am

Quoting B757capt (Reply 126):
all md80s to be retired by first part of 2017

Already in three years from now? I though the last one was scheduled to leave only in 2018, or even 2019 at the latest. They have 161 MD-80s left, if they want all of them to be gone in three years from now, that would mean a phase out at a rate of more than 50 airplanes a year. It sounds like I'd better fly on those now before it's too late. I did fly on one two weeks ago from DFW to RIC.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 04, 2014 2:40 pm

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 128):
Does anyone know when the retrojets will get repainted?

On of the videos had a small segment covering the Retrojets. It was stated that that all the Retrojets will be A319's. No mention of the statous of Astrojets being on polished 737's.
A new airline was also added to the list, Air Cal. Still no word on a Reno Air bird but I'd expect there will be.
In truth the video left more new questions then provided answers but there was some new information.

I'd expect that A319 being the only type for Retrojets is a valid statement being that it holds with The US Airways strategy. All retros are 319's even for "Airlines" that didn't operate the type.
I'm curious to see how the large American body titles will work without looking like a mess. I'd guess/hope something smaller like how airline titles are handled on the One World livery.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 04, 2014 4:13 pm

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 122):
DTW757,

Don't know if you saw the video on Jetnet/Wings but David Seymour SVP of Tech Ops has stated the NONE of the MD-80's will be painted in the New American livery.
So you could probably add a note of that in your next update.

Sorry folks but it's Official....

I kinda figured the S80's wouldn't be repainted.

Any more word on the 757 fleet?
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 04, 2014 10:00 pm

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 130):
I'd expect that A319 being the only type for Retrojets is a valid statement being that it holds with The US Airways strategy. All retros are 319's even for "Airlines" that didn't operate the type.
I'm curious to see how the large American body titles will work without looking like a mess. I'd guess/hope something smaller like how airline titles are handled on the One World livery.

I was hoping the new round of Retrojets would be 738's due to the sheer size of that fleet and the number of stations they serve which is why US picked the 319 for the first round.

A TWA 738 would closely resemble a 707 with the dual overwing exit windows and similar length.

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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 12:05 am

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 130):
A new airline was also added to the list, Air Cal.

I like that idea, but not so sure about it being on a A319...
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 12:28 am

It would be nice if they put the titles of the actual airline for the retro jet, rather than putting "American" where "TWA" or "Piedmont" is supposed to be. They can just put the "operated by AA" sticker by the door.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 12:30 am

And unless they plan on reducing capacity by a ton, there is no way 160 MD-80s will be gone in less than 3 years. That's simply a waste too.

And until the last one is in the desert, one will always have a chance to be painted.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 2:11 am

Well, how many A319/321s and 738s is AA taking delivery of over the next 3 years? I know its a very large number. Perhaps not 160, but close.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 2:26 am

Aside from Reno, TCA is also missing....... And I would love to see an aircraft painted in those colors....now that would be a retrojet!!!!
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 7:32 am

I thought the objection to the earlier retirement of the MD80 was that some had leases extended to 2020 or so during bankruptcy. Perhaps that was not true.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 05, 2014 3:49 pm

Quoting UA444 (Reply 135):
And unless they plan on reducing capacity by a ton, there is no way 160 MD-80s will be gone in less than 3 years. That's simply a waste too.

The combined AA/US is receiving ~70ish new narrowbodies this year alone. I'm not sure why that retirement schedule is so difficult to believe.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Tue May 06, 2014 9:03 pm

Quoting 777stl (Reply 139):
The combined AA/US is receiving ~70ish new narrowbodies this year alone. I'm not sure why that retirement schedule is so difficult to believe.

3 deliveries already this month

737-800
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9701

A321-T
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9709

A319
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9707
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Wed May 07, 2014 4:25 am

Sorry if this has been addressed already, but what exactly is the 763's retrofit cabin?
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Wed May 07, 2014 3:36 pm

Quoting kann123air (Reply 141):
Sorry if this has been addressed already, but what exactly is the 763's retrofit cabin?

Essentially it upgrades the J cabin and puts a bit of lipstick on the hypothetical pig that is the Y cabin. Here is a link:

http://airchive.com/blog/2014/03/07/...irlines-unveils-new-767-300-cabin/


Only one aircraft has the update at this time...
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Fri May 09, 2014 8:52 am

Quoting oc2dc (Reply 142):
Essentially it upgrades the J cabin and puts a bit of lipstick on the hypothetical pig that is the Y cabin.

I would like to correct myself. I was unfortunate enough to just step off the newly refurbished 767 from JFK to ZRH in hell..I mean economy class. . .I was shocked to see absolutely nothing was done to economy. The seats weren't even "refreshed" like they said they would be. In fact, a few seats looked like they were falling apart. Also, the overhead monitors in the Y+ cabin didn't work at all. . . the only thing that might be new is the carpet....but that doesn't do much for the passenger experience in Y. Worst of all, that odd spilled coffee/mildew smell has not gone away. The 787s couldn't come fast enough.

The J cabin on the other hand looked amazing. Hopefully i can score an upgrade on the way home.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Fri May 09, 2014 1:21 pm

Delivered (2) 175, 319, 321T, 738

Updated 5/9/14 Total in new paint 307 aircraft

Canadair CRJ 200 (2/16) operated as American Eagle by Skywest
N492SW
N955SW

Canadair CRJ 200 (0/11) operated as American Eagle by Expressjet


Canadair CRJ 700 (35/47) operated as American Eagle by Envoy Air
N500AE 500
N502AE 502
N504AE 504
N505AE 505
N506AE 506
N507AE 507
N508AE 508
N509AE 509
N510AE 510
N511AE 511
N512AE 512
N513AE 513
N514AE 514
N519AE 519
N520DC 520
N522AE 522
N524AE 524 currently being painted at AMA
N525AE 525
N526EA 526
N528EG 528
N529EA 9EA
N531EG 531
N532EA 532
N533AE 3AE
N535EA 535
N536EA 6EA
N537EA 537
N539EA 539
N540EG 0EG
N541EA 1EA
N542EA 542
N543EA 543
N544EA 544
N545PB 5PB
N546FF 546

Embraer ERJ 140 (0/59) operated as American Eagle by American Eagle

Embraer ERJ 140 (0/15) operated by Chautauqua as American Connection

Embraer ERJ 145 (23/118) operated as American Eagle by Envoy Air
N610AE 610
N611AE 611
N612AE 612
N613AE 613
N621AE 621
N629AE 629
N633AE 633
N635AE 635
N638AE 638
N651AE 651 currently being painted at AMA
N659AE 659
N665BC 665
N668HH 668
N673AE 673
N676AE 676
N686AE 686
N692AE 692
N695AE 695
N922AE 922
N925AE 925
N928AE 928
N939AE 939
N942LL 942

Embraer ERJ 175 (26/26) operated as American Eagle by Republic
N401YX A01
N402YX A02
N403YX A03
N404YX A04
N405YX A05
N406YX A06
N407YX A07
N408YX A08
N409YX A09
N410YX A10
N411YX A11
N412YX A12
N413YX A13
N414YX A14
N415YX A15
N416YX A16
N417YX A17
N418YX A18
N419YX A19
N420YX A20
N421YX A21
N422YX A22
N423YX A23
N424YX A24
N425YX A25
N426YX A26

Airbus A319 (17/17)
N8001N 001
N9002U 002
N93003 003
N9004F 004
N4005X 005
N9006 006
N5007E 007
N9008U 008
N8009T 009
N9010R 010
N9011P 011
N9012 012
N9013A 013
N3014R 014
N9015D 015
N9016 016
N9017P 017 acceptance check

Airbus A321T Transcon (15/15)
N101NN 783
N102NN 784
N103NN 785
N104NN 786
N105NN 787
N106NN 788
N107NN 789
N108NN 790
N109NN 791
N110NN 792
N111ZM 793
N112AN 794
N113AN 795
N114NN 796
N115NN 797

McDonnell Douglas MD80 (0/161) None will get paint

Boeing 737-800 (89/233)
N956AN 3CL
N963AN 3CU
N964AN 3CV
N965AN 3CW
N966AN 3CX
N967AN 3CY
N968AN 3DA
N969AN 3DB
N970AN 3DC
N971AN 3DD
N972AN 3DE
N973AN 3DF
N974AN 3DG
N975AN 3DH
N978AN 3DL
N980AN 3DN
N981AN 3DP
N982AN 3DR
N983AN 3DS
N987AN 3DT
N989AN 3DU
N991AN 3DW
N992AN 3DX
N801NN 3EA
N803NN 3EC
N804NN 3ED
N805NN 3EE
N807NN 3EG
N809NN 3EJ
N810NN 3EK
N811NN 3EL
N812NN 3EM
N813NN 3EN
N814NN 3EP
N815NN 3ER
N816NN 3ES
N817NN 3ET
N818NN 3EU
N819NN 3EV
N820NN 3EW
N821NN 3EX
N822NN 3EY
N823NN 3FA
N824NN 3FB
N825NN 3FC
N826NN 3FD
N827NN 3FE
N829NN 3FF
N830NN 3FG
N832NN 3FJ
N833NN 3FK
N835NN 3FM
N836NN 3FN
N837NN 3FP currently being painted at GUS
N838NN 3FR
N894NN 3JD
N895NN 3JE
N896NN 3JF
N897NN 3JG
N908NN 3JT
N922NN 3KH
N923NN 3KJ
N924NN 3KK
N925NN 3KL
N926NN 3KM
N927NN 3KN
N928NN 3KP
N929NN 3KR
N930NN 3KS
N931NN 3KT
N932NN 3KU
N933NN 3KV
N934NN 3KW
N935NN 3KX
N936NN 3KY
N937NN 3LA
N938NN 3LB
N939NN 3LC AVOD
N940NN 3LD AVOD
N941NN 3LE AVOD
N942NN 3LF AVOD
N943NN 3LG AVOD
N944NN 3LH AVOD
N945NN 3LJ AVOD
N946NN 3LK AVOD
N947NN 3LL AVOD
N948NN 3LM AVOD
N949NN 3LN AVOD
N950NN 3LP AVOD acceptance check

Boeing 757-200 (0/87)

Boeing 767-300 (34/58)
N342AN 342
N343AN 343 oneworld livery
N344AN 344
N345AN 345
N346AN 346
N347AN 347
N348AN 348
N349AN 349
N350AN 350 Retrofit Cabin
N366AA 366
N368AA 368
N369AA 369
N372AA 372
N373AA 373
N374AA 374
N7375A 375
N376AN 376
N378AN 378
N379AA 379
N380AN 380
N382AN 382
N383AN 383
N385AM 385
N386AA 386
N387AM 387
N388AA 388
N389AA 389
N390AA 390
N391AA 391 currently being painted at ROW
N392AN 392
N393AN 393
N394AN 394
N395AN 395
N398AN 398 currently being painted at GUS

Boeing 767-200 (0/2)

Boeing 777-200 (47/47)
N770AN 7AA
N771AN 7AB
N772AN 7AC
N773AN 7AD
N774AN 7AE
N775AN 7AF
N776AN 7AG
N777AN 7AH
N778AN 7AJ
N779AN 7AK
N780AN 7AL
N781AN 7AM
N782AN 7AN
N783AN 7AP
N784AN 7AR
N785AN 7AS
N786AN 7AT
N787AN 7AU
N788AN 7AV
N789AN 7AW
N790AN 7AX
N791AN 7AY oneworld livery
N792AN 7BA
N793AN 7BB
N794AN 7BC
N795AN 7BD
N796AN 7BE oneworld livery
N797AN 7BF
N798AN 7BG
N799AN 7BH
N750AN 7BJ
N751AN 7BK
N752AN 7BL
N753AN 7BM
N754AN 7BN
N755AN 7BP
N756AM 7BR
N757AN 7BS
N758AN 7BT
N759AN 7BU
N760AN 7BV
N761AJ 7BW
N762AN 7BX
N765AN 7BY
N766AN 7CA
N767AJ 7CB
N768AA 7CC

Boeing 777-300 (12/12)
N717AN 7LA
N718AN 7LB
N719AN 7LC
N720AN 7LD
N721AN 7LE
N722AN 7LF
N723AN 7LG
N724AN 7LH
N725AN 7LJ
N726AN 7LK
N727AN 7LL
N728AN 7LM

US Airways

Airbus A319 (7/93)
N700UW 700
N701UW 701
N702UW 702
N703UW 703
N809AW 809
N814AW 814
N819AW 819

Airbus A320 (0/68)

Airbus A321 (0/95)

Airbus A330-200 (0/14)

Airbus A330-300 (0/9)

Boeing 737-400 (0/12)

Boeing 757-200 (0/24)

Boeing 767-200 (0/8)

Embraer 190 (0/20)
Embraer 170/175 Republic (0/58)

Canadair CRJ200 PSA, Skywest, Air Wisconsin (0/116)
Canadair CRJ700 PSA (0/14)
Canadair CRJ900 Mesa, Skywest (0/51)

deHavilland Dash 8 Piedmont (0/40)
721,2,732,3,4,5,G,8,9,741,2,3,4,752,3,762,3,4,772,3,788,D93,5,M80,D10,M11,L10,100,AB6,319,20,21,332,3,346,388,146,CR2,7,
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Fri May 09, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks for maintaining this list......It's really nice to have a master list and I know it takes a lot of time to keep it all updated!

[Edited 2014-05-09 12:07:27]
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Fri May 09, 2014 10:33 pm

Can anyone explain why the A319 fleet have reg numbers that aren't sequential, or have some sort of rhyme or reason to them? Seems odd that all other aircraft families have a logic to them, and then the A319's are just all over the place.

Curious.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Fri May 09, 2014 11:09 pm

Quoting dtw757 (Reply 144):
Boeing 767-200 (0/2)

The last one completed its final flight yesterday. It arrived in JFK on a red eye from LAX. It must be that the last two are still officially owned by AA but they are parked at JFK, and they won't return to service with AA. It is obvious they won't get repainted.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 10, 2014 12:03 am

Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 146):

Can anyone explain why the A319 fleet have reg numbers that aren't sequential, or have some sort of rhyme or reason to them? Seems odd that all other aircraft families have a logic to them, and then the A319's are just all over the place.

Curious.

It looks like the the last three numbers (not characters) of the reg are meant to mirror the ship number.

For example:

N8001N => 001
N3014R => 014

...and so on.
Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 10, 2014 3:23 am

1544 total aircraft not counting the AA 762s. I guess the next interesting question to me is when US non-319s get painted, and when the first US contracted regional jets get painted.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sat May 10, 2014 3:27 am

Quoting kd5mdk (Reply 149):

Mass US painting will begin in September!
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 11, 2014 2:52 am

Quoting wrldtvlr (Reply 146):
Can anyone explain why the A319 fleet have reg numbers that aren't sequential, or have some sort of rhyme or reason to them? Seems odd that all other aircraft families have a logic to them, and then the A319's are just all over the place.

AA did the same with their A300 fleet. The last three digits of the registration number correspond to the nose number. (N8001N = 001, N9002U = 002, etc.)

CO used a similar scheme with their registration numbers.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Sun May 11, 2014 6:56 pm

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 132):

I would assume some retrojets will be boeing jets. The original reason AA left the polished look was because the new airplanes needed to be painted. It was stated that one airplane would keep the silver AA scheme so it will have to be a 737 since everything else will probably be phased out eventually. All 777's are already wearing the new colors, airbuses and 787's have to be painted. So it will probably be a 737 that will wear the polished AA scheme.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 1:40 am

American Airlines has introduced a oneworld B737-800. Sorry for the blurry pic, but thanks to Josh for the catch.

Photo:
http://t.co/j341hxTvF5


Ryan

[Edited 2014-05-11 18:41:09]
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 2:19 am

Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 153):
American Airlines has introduced a oneworld B737-800. Sorry for the blurry pic, but thanks to Josh for the catch.

man, could the Oneworld logo be any bigger?

Poor jet looks like she was a wart LOL
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 4:04 am

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 154):
man, could the Oneworld logo be any bigger?

Poor jet looks like she was a wart LOL

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that. I think it's silly that all the Oneworld jets have their own tails. One of the points in showing off the alliance is unity, something that I don't think Oneworld practices very well.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 4:50 am

How many md80s have been retired this year so far? Is the active count still at 161 as the list indicates above? That seems like the same number they ended 2013 with.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 5:44 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 151):
AA did the same with their A300 fleet. The last three digits of the registration number correspond to the nose number. (N8001N = 001, N9002U = 002, etc.)

Some of AA's A319s are re-using old registrations UA used for their 732s.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 5:38 pm

Quoting UGA777 (Reply 156):
How many md80s have been retired this year so far? Is the active count still at 161 as the list indicates above? That seems like the same number they ended 2013 with.

That's right. It looks like the MD-80 fleet stayed at 161 for a while. But you can expect to see a few more MD-80s retired during the second half of 2014. By early 2015, the fleet will be down to less than 150.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Here's an interesting article from the Dallas Morning News about the history and retirement of the MD80 and AA. Thought it would be of interest to the followers of this thread.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/a...age-facility-known-as-boneyard.ece
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 6:29 pm

Quoting jmw99ttu (Reply 159):

Some airplanes have unusual second lives. Shortly before American Airlines unveiled its new livery in early 2013, workers at Roswell wheeled a Boeing 757 into the hangar and applied a new paint scheme.
When the airplane was ready, American chairman and then chief executive Tom Horton flew into Roswell with a small group of executives. Making sure there were no paparazzi around, American had the airplane pushed out of the hangar into the sunlight where the top airline brass could view it.
Satisfied with the new livery after a brief inspection, they left and the airplane was rolled back into the hangar. Workers then stripped the new paint job from the airplane and returned it to the boneyard.

So, a 757 was painted in the new livery...  
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 122):
Don't know if you saw the video on Jetnet/Wings but David Seymour SVP of Tech Ops has stated the NONE of the MD-80's will be painted in the New American livery.

I meant to comment on this a while back, but I guess it slipped my mind. Wondering how this jives with all the folks who were SO SURE an MD-80 was wearing a nose cone painted in the new livery's base color. Still haven't seen a picture that makes that clear. I think what is clear is that the MD-80s aren't getting painted.

Not that I'm happy about it. I'd love to see the remaining fleet in the new livery right now.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 7:18 pm

Quoting bgm (Reply 160):
o, a 757 was painted in the new livery...

That's what I was confused about when reading the article. Exactly what you quoted. I don't think it's true a 757 was repainted, because if it was then why would they keep it inside the hangar and not make it visible to the public? Even the a.net spotters and photographers have not seen an American 757 in the new livery, because if one did see it then there would be at least one picture in the database by now.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 7:29 pm

Quoting abirda (Reply 161):
Wondering how this jives with all the folks who were SO SURE an MD-80 was wearing a nose cone painted in the new livery's base color. Still haven't seen a picture that makes that clear. I think what is clear is that the MD-80s aren't getting painted.

I never bothered replying to those assertions but I can think of several reasons why those nose cones were painted in that color, assuming it was even true to begin with. More than likely, it's probably something simple and mundane like that's the only type of paint they had on hand.
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 7:40 pm

Had to join the website to post, long time forum watcher!

Quoting abirda (Reply 161):

Here's a photo I took last month. It's at night, but it will give you an idea about what people are talking about.
http://imgur.com/weHpsBw

Quoting American 767 (Reply 162):

Check at about 47 secs, looks like the 757 being referred to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-KD0PdI1Ek
[Edited 2014-05-12 12:42:17]

[Edited 2014-05-12 12:43:33]
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 8:40 pm

Seen in Hamburg today: US Airways N579UW (A321) in AA livery. No sharklets.


A321 American Airlines N579UW by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Mon May 12, 2014 8:51 pm

Quoting abirda (Reply 161):

Yes, the folks who have seen 565 up close are VERY SURE the nose cone is in the new livery. I worked this aircraft this morning, I'm pretty sure I can tell the difference when the nose is 2 inches from my face.

Please don't talk to us like we're stupid.
 
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RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 5

Tue May 13, 2014 6:49 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 165):
Seen in Hamburg today: US Airways N579UW (A321) in AA livery. No sharklets.

Assume this is the first plane delivered to US in AA colours?

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