Carrier's first updated look in 45 years.
Folks in Tulsa are getting a peek at American Airlines' new corporate logo and paint scheme for its planes.
The updated red-white-and-blue design was unveiled on a Boeing 737 at DFW Airport, last week. The plane's making a stop today at American's maintenance facility in Tulsa.
American says this is the first change in the look of its aircraft fleet since 1968.
The iconic signature A-A Eagle logo on the aircraft tails is replaced by an eagle's head piercing a red and blue stripe toward the nose of the plane.
But maintaining the polished metal look is tricky. Since aircraft manufacturers are turning to carbon composites to build planes, a silver paint is applied to mimic the polished metal.
(Avove: A Boeing 707 sports the current, widely recognized paint scheme which was unveiled in the late 1960s.)
(Top: A Boeing 737 in American's updated livery, as shown at DFW Airport on January 18th.)