American Airlines is evaluating a possible update to its more than four-decade-old livery, as part of its preparations for the delivery of new aircraft with non-metallic composite fuselages that begin next year.

Captain Jim Dees, fleet captain for the airline's Boeing 777s and future 787s, says the airline is looking at possible updates to its livery, during a stop on Boeing's 787 dream tour at Dallas-Fort Worth airport on 11 May.

An American 787 in the airline's gray livery was posted on the airline's Facebook page on 10 May. The paint scheme was previously used on the airline's former Airbus A300-600 fleet.

The airline is slated to receive the first of its order for 130 Airbus A319 and A321 aircraft next year and expects to receive the first of its order for 42 787-9s in the fourth quarter of 2014. These aircraft have largely composite fuselages.

American has used a form of its current livery since the late 1960s.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news