Delta 777-200 “Ron Allen” interim colors N860DA
Named after Ron Allen, the CEO of Delta whom led the company during its financial turnaround in the mid 1990’s, this livery was one of the last things he did be fore being ousted by the company in 1997. This replaced the Iconic widget livery, though was unpopular and disliked by employees and was replaced in 2000 by Colors in Motion
“The livery underwent a major change in 1997, with the cheat-line changed to curve down over the nose of the aircraft (with a similar red accent) and two-tone serif “Delta Air Lines” titles. The tail was painted entirely blue as well, with a curved red accent along the leading edge. The engine nacelles received the same deemphasized textsign as the forward fuselage” -Wikipedia
N860DA and N861DA were the first and second 777’s Delta received and the only ones painted in the Ron Allen scheme. Given the age of the 777-200, adding retro liveries in the update such as this one allows us to return to the younger years of 777, and to experience the 90’s in all its glory. This livery is a modern spin on the cheat-line, and would look amazing in the Atlanta sunset as it blasts away to Europe and South America.
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