History Of AA and the 737:
American Airlines received their first Boing 737 classic in the 1980s. Since then, they have been a loyal customer of the 737 program. Historically, they have had a total of 52 737 classics. Historically, the 737-800 has been the most important 737 type in their fleet. AA currently operates 300 of the next generation 800 series aircraft, only second in number to Ryanair, dating back to their first delivery in 1999.
AA’s unique Old Livery:
The American Airlines old livery is one of the most notable in the skies. It is painted in red white and blue stripes along the middle, surrounded with different shades of grey. The rear of the aircraft features the old American Airlines logo on the tail fin that was used for 45 years from 1968 until 2013. Another of the most important aspect of this livery is the American Airlines Winglets, also painted in a red white and blue stripe. The unique livery combined with the 737-800 results in a unique airplane that does not disappoint!
There is Already an AA 737 in IF, why another one?
The answer to this question is very simple. Besides how great looking this livery looks, the 737-800 would be incomplete without it. A large portion of AA’s 737 fleet is still painted in these colors, and we must also realize that the new livery on AA’s 737s is only 4 years old, compared to the old livery that has been used by AA (and is still used) on the 737-800 for over 15 years!
Credits: Aircraft photo courtesy of Boeing