The Boeing 737-400 In Europe
Continuing from last month's profile feature, this month we again show
off liveries of the 737-400, this time from some of the more well-known
British Midland, Great Britain
British Midland has been flying the 737 for several years now, and this
example is in the current livery. Originally the dark gray undersides
were finished in the standard Boeing gray, but this later gave way to
a color similar to dark gull gray.
Lufthansa was the first customer of the 737, getting 737-100s in the
late 1960s. The livery has changed a bit over the years, but not by much.
This is the current scheme, featuring a white fuselage with a Boeing gray
lower section. Unlike most Boeing planes, Lufthansa has the type designation
on the forward fuselage in a typeface matching that of their titles.
To my eye the CityBird livery is the prettiest out of Europe. I really
like that dark green and dark gray fuselage, and the white & orange
logos add a nice touch. This particular 737 has a replacement nosecone,
making it a bit unique.
Lufthansa Express, Germany
No, this isn't a duplicate of the above profile, but rather an example
of the Lufthansa Express livery. Very similar to the standard livery,
there are two differences. The first, and most obvious, is the outlined
"Express" underneath the Lufthansa title. With the location
of this title comes the second change. The type designation and aircraft
name has been moved from the front of the plane to the rear, next to the
Virgin Express, France
Virgin Express' 737s are finished in this vivid red scheme, with a white
tail and red Virgin logo. This particular plane was charted by Air Provence,
hence the additional fuselage titles. Virgin Express' 737s are registered
in several countries, so you can see British, French, and even Belgian
registration codes on these planes.