Originally Posted by Bball
manufacturers.... if you want people to buy, you have to produce planes that people, like myself, see at the airport.
You are a people?
Bottom line: Do you really
check out all of the new releases by the various manufacturers every month? Because there are a lot more than just Gemini in the game these days. Between all of them, there's more product featuring the liveries of current carriers than most retailers can keep up with.
Back to your initial topic, though: The new AA livery (love it or hate it) is only a few months old. Manufacturers typically plan their release schedules far in advance. This is so licenses, artist renderings, templates, color codes, print overlays, moulds, production samples and multiple production authorizations can all be dealt with, not to mention securing production and assembly space and staffing.