Comparing Airline Color Schemes


#1

Interesting NY Times article on airline color schemes (or livery, as they call it).


#2

Very interesting! From old time to present makes a huge difference!


#3

An article about airline liveries that does not include the final TWA scheme is an article that falls short. I think a few would have my back when I say I judge paint schemes on a scale from 1 to TWA.


#4

They skipped a number of alternate livery/color schemes by the represented airlines. Especially earlier livery/color schemes - Braniff was hardly treated at all. Interesting article in the subject is discussed at all.


#5

The NYT didn’t make any mention of Braniff’s “End of the Plain Plane” color schemes. That was quite a radical thing back then.

Unless they wanted to show how NOT to paint an aircraft, they could have left out the Spirit picture. They have what I consider to be one of the worse color schemes of all times.


#6

Two in a row :frowning: .