We have seen American’s new 777-300ERs (77W) with a base paint, but we aren’t sure of the colors (I will go out on a limb and say that red and blue will survive). What the titles will look like or if we will still see the eagle is still anyone’s guess.
BONUS: Interior photos of AA’s 77W.
One questions has been if American will paint its entire fleet in the new design or if this is just a special one-off livery to celebrate the 777-300ER. Recently, Malcolm Muir, AirlineRepoter.com correspondent, caught a photo of a new American Boeing 737-800 and noticed a difference.
It might not be so obvious looking at the two 737’s above, but take a look at the winglets. The newest one (on the left), is lacking the AA.com on the winglet, which has been seen on all previous pre-painted 737s. Is this because it is set to get AA’s new design? Probably.
It is highly expected that American’s new livery will debut on one of their Boeing 777-300ERs at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, but when? American took delivery of their first 77W over a month ago and it has been conducting demo/preparation flights for the airline (it was recently seen in Miami with mini-American titles). The first 777-300ER is scheduled to start service from DFW to Sao Paulo on January 31, 2013, which doesn’t leave much time for American to show off their new livery.
I highly doubt that they would fly the 77W on scheduled service in this half-livery and of course they want to get as much publicity off the new livery and their change in direction as possible. I expect that we should all have a date of unveiling rather soon — like by the end of the week. I would hope that unlike the delivery of their first 777-300ER, the new livery unveiling will not go quietly — stay tuned.
UPDATE: Tom Horton, the parent of American Airlines parent AMR, sent out a letter employees earlier today and in it stated, “With all of these changes, our company will very quickly begin to look and feel very different – both inside and out. We will be sharing more information about the new look and feel very soon.” Notice how the “very” is italicized — American did that. It is coming soon. Very soon. (see the full letter)
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