Founded in 1976, Midway Airlines is widely recognized as the first post-deregulation start-up after the Airline Dereglation act passed in 1978. Part of Midway’s operation was a short-lived Midway Metrolink operation that had some of their aircraft configured in an all-business class 2 x 2 configuration. Our two new decals depicts the Midway Metrolink scheme for the DC-9-30s and ex-Muse Air MD81s. [Read more…] about Midway Metrolink DC-9-30 and MD81 Released
For a time in late 1965 and early 1966, Douglas used N1051T, the first DC-9 for TWA as a company demonstrator aircraft. The aircraft served as a sales tool, being shown to prospective airlines, and even flying on some of those airlines’ routes, including a three-leg trip for North Carolina-based Piedmont Airlines in December 1965. [Read more…] about Douglas DC-9 Demonstrator Released
Republic Airlines was purchased by Northwest Orient Airlines in 1986. Following the purchase, much of the Republic fleet was partially repainted into “interesting” hybrid paint schemes with the new merged airline’s “Northwest” titles. Our decal depicts the hybrid Northwest / Republic DC-9-14/-15 fleet in this unique scheme. [Read more…] about Northwest – Republic Hybrid DC-9-14/15s Released
Aeronaves de Mexico began taking delivery of Douglas DC-9s in 1967, and ended up serving with AeroMexico up until 1989. Our decal depicts the all orange AeroMexico scheme these “Baby Nines” appeared in as they neared the end of their service at AeroMexico. [Read more…] about AeroMexico Orange DC-9-15s Released
Delta Air Lines was the first operator of the venerable Douglas DC-9, placing their first DC-9-14 into service on December 8, 1965. The initial scheme on the DC-9 featured a sideways “Widget” on the tail which lasted a few short years before being rotated 90 degrees for the more familiar look that lasted until 1973 when the fleet was sold to Southern Airways. We are pleased to offer both versions of the scheme for the DC-9-14s, and we also include the inaugural titles for the Sideways Widget scheme.
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Republic Airlines was created by the 1979 merger of Southern Airways and North Central Airlines. Following the 1980 buyout of Hughes Airwest, Republic became the world’s largest operator of the DC-9. Part of this fleet were 28 of the long-bodied DC-9-51s all inherited from North Central. Our decal depicts the Republic DC-9-51 fleet in this attractive turquoise scheme.
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