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American Airlines to Change Their Livery Again? Maybe

Do you like the #NewAmerican of the #NewNewAmerican livery? Image: American

Do you like the #NewAmerican or the #NewNewAmerican livery? Image: American

According to the Dallas News, American could be changing their livery… again. The possible alteration in the livery only deals with the tail. The choice is to either keep the current artistic flag, or to go back to the classic AA with eagle design. Who gets to decide? The new combined American Airlines’ employees.

“As we build our new company, we want all of our employees to have a voice in who we are as an airline, and that starts with what we look like,” Doug Parker, the new chief executive officer of the American Airlines Group, wrote in the internal newsletter to employees. “As such, today we launched a survey for all employees of the combined company to vote on what we should do with our new look for the tail – keep the work that was done, or go back to the previous American.”

Parker made it clear that the option of a complete re-design of the livery if not on the table. “However you may feel about the new livery and branding, the fact is it would be irresponsible for us to start over from scratch. There are currently more than 200 aircraft in the new livery and the new flight symbol or, ‘eagle’ as it’s sometimes called, and the related signage is up in many airports and facilities already.”

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Nuff Said: New American Airlines Livery Seen on 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX

Mock up of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and 737-8 MAX in new American Livery. Image from American.

Mock up of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and 737-8 MAX in new American Livery. Image from American.

It will still be a while until we see American Airlines new livery on a real Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 737 MAX, but until then we can enjoy this computer mock up.

Is the new livery starting to grow on you yet?

Video and Photo: New American Airlines Livery on a Boeing 767

We have seen the new American livery on a Boeing 737,  Boeing 777 and a Bombardier CRJ700. Now, there has been a newly painted American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER spotting in the wild; LAX to be exact.

SpeedBirdHD caught N7375A taxiing back and taking off — once again, another great video.

American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER (N368AA)

American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER (N368AA). Photo by SpeedbirdHD

It seems that more and more of you are starting to either be okay or (heaven forbid) actually like the new livery. I just can’t wait to see it on the Boeing 757, which I think is the aircraft that almost all liveries look best on.

The New American (Air) Dream – Change of Opinion on the Livery

American Airlines Boeing 737 (N803NN) with new livery seen for the first time in Seattle. Image by Brandon Farris.

American Airlines Boeing 737 (N803NN) with new livery seen for the first time in Seattle. Image by Brandon Farris.

I recently had the chance to see up close and personal the New American Airlines scheme when it arrived to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) for the first time, and have to say, pictures do not do it justice. Previously I was quoted on AirlineReporter.com saying that the new design was,“Fugly.” You could say I was not a huge fan.

Seeing it person really makes a huge difference. The logo stands out on the front of the plane and reaches back just before the emergency exit. Then we get to the tail, from a distance it is not the sharpest looking thing in the world but up close American Airlines seems to have hit a home run with it. Though it looks like as one person described, drawn via a crayon, it is artistic looking compared to what has become the dull Red and Blue AA that has graced the tail for far too many years.

I have seen quite a few people say that the design will not stand out among the gray sky. Obviously, SEA is known for its gray sky and during the 737′s visit, it was surely gray, but the tail stood out. I couldn’t imagine what it will look like on a sunny day.

The American flight crew stopped to pose in front of the new American livery. Photo by Brandon Farris.

The American flight crew stopped to pose in front of the new American livery. Photo by Brandon Farris.

Everyone who was at SEA, from passengers flying through, to airport ground agents along with the TSA and FAA all seemed to make their way to the gate that it was parked at to take a sneak peak at the new scheme.

Many people working on the flight for American seemed to take a moment and bask in the new identity and even stopped for pictures. I also have to note that this was the happiest AA crew that I have ever seen and kinda wish more had their chipper personality (maybe this is truly the “new” American?).

Now with the merger coming on to the horizon, I for one, have to say that I cannot wait to see this new scheme on the A330 and think that it’ll be one of the best looking planes out there. Next thing we wanna see though is that tail on an MD-80.

If you have been able to see the new livery in person — has it changed your opinion?

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This story written by…Brandon Farris, Correspondent.

Brandon is an avid aviation geek based in Seattle. He got started in Photography and Reporting back in 2010. He loves to travel where ever he has to to cover the story and try to get the best darn shot possible.

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Epic Photo: Three Generations of American Airlines Livery. Nuff Said.

On the left is your last generation American Airlines livery. In the middle is the retro Astrojet livery and on the right is American's new livery.

On the left is your last generation American Airlines livery. In the middle is the retro Astrojet livery (N951AA) and on the right is American’s new livery (N908NN). Photo by Joe Statz / JetPhoto.net

Joe Statz grabbed this picture of three liveries of American Airlines all lined up at Dallas Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) and was willing to share it with all of us to enjoy.

Yes. The Astrojet is an amazingly retro design, but I don’t think a fleet made to look like that today would go over too well. I think that the last American Airlines livery will also start to look more retro and classic, but again, is not a design made for 2013. I still think the new livery is surely not an evolution, but a revolution. I still like it.