In this photo taken by Joe Statz at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, we see three American Airlines 737-800s parked side by side at the ramp.
The first is painted in the polished aluminum we have grown accustomed to over the past 40 years, while the 2nd aircraft (N951AA), called the ‘Astrojet’, sports its own special retro livery. We hope it stays as is even when the company starts repainting the rest of the fleet.
Finally we have N908NN, the very first 737-800 in the fleet to sport the new American livery that will replace the bare aluminum/striped surface we all know and love. Its release was met with mixed reactions, but I personally think it looks really good on the narrow-body jets like the 737s, A320s, and American Eagle line. I’m not too much a fan of it on the 777 though. Nonetheless, it’s part of American’s big plan to put new life into the struggling airline, to restore it to its former glory. Hopefully the new paint scheme will grow on us in the near future.
[Photo: Joe Statz/JetPhotos.net]