31 January 2014
American Airlines said it has entered into service the first legacy US Airways aircraft, an Airbus A319, painted in the American Airlines livery.
The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, will debut its freshly painted fuselage with service from Charlotte to New York´s LaGuardia Airport on flight 2060.
The Airbus recently spent 13 days receiving its makeover. In anticipation of the new coat of paint, the existing paint was removed, the aircraft sanded and washed. Following the metallurgical exfoliation, the seams were sealed, the aircraft masked and 80 gallons of specially chosen paint applied to the exterior. A final detailing was completed to ensure the highest shine before sending the plane out the door and back to work.
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