Delta Aircraft Livery
The Beginning: Unique Livery for Each Aircraft Model
black and orange paint scheme
navy with fire engine red cheat line
blue and orange paint scheme
Polished Metal Emerges: 1935-1940
Blue lines, Delta logo on metal
Red, White and Blue: 1940-late 1940s
White Cap Livery: late 1940s-1960s
Early Jets: Unique Livery for Each Model
modernized "white cap" scheme
all-white fuselage, crown on tail
Classic Delta Widget Livery: 1962-1997
Paint scheme highlighting Delta's new "widget" logo. Introduced with Douglas DC-8-51 in 1962. Became standard look for entire Delta fleet in September 1968, with the words "Air Lines" eliminated to increase the streamlined look.
1997 "Interim" Livery
Paint scheme of a red/blue tail, a cheatline and "Delta Air Lines" on fuselage.
2000 Colors in Motion Livery
Red, dark and light blue flowing colors on the tail and Delta logo on the front fuselage. Nicknamed "Flowing Fabric" and "Wavy Gravy."
2007 Upward and Onward Livery
Introduced Delta's 3-dimensional red widget logo and livery. See the Delta Brand Fact Sheet 2007
In May 2015, Delta added its name - widget logo and DELTA - in white to the blue belly of its planes. More details here.