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American Quietly Adds Polished Aluminum Retro Livery to a Boeing 737-800

American's polished aluminum livery, also known as the "tri-color" design, has been a fan favorite among customers and employees since its debut in the late 1960s. The livery, featuring a polished aluminum fuselage, red, white, and blue bars along the length of the aircraft, and "AA" stenciled on the tail, was designed by¬†Massimo Vignelli, who is also known for his work on the well-known New York City Subway map. This design lasted for some time, too. The new livery which…