American Airlines has unveiled its AirCal heritage livery, the final aircraft in its fleet showcasing the liveries of its predecessors.

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The Boeing 737-800 (registration N917NN, MSN 29572) wears a modified version of the livery AirCal introduced in 1981. The Newport Beach, California-based carrier merged with American in 1987.

The livery joins the Reno Air and Trans World Airlines (TWA) heritage liveries that American has unveiled during the past month. Reno Air merged with American in 2000 and TWA in 2001.

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The heritage liveries have proved popular since they were first introduced by US Airways following its merger with America West Airlines in 2005. The fleet included Allegheny Airlines, America West, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) and Piedmont Airlines liveries and has been expanded to include the AirCal, Reno Air, TWA and US Airways liveries since the carrier disappeared into American this October.

The aircraft are popular with employees and customers alike, with American repeatedly highlighting the aircraft in its employee newsletter.

While Fort Worth-based American is finished with its heritage liveries, it will continue to repaint US Airways aircraft in the American colours through the end of 2016.

Source: Cirium Dashboard