MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4388 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8031 times:
At least it's different from most of the new boring liveries (Finnair *cough* Malaysian *cough* , JAL)
It's very 1970s, I actually like these shouty bright liveries like Aero Peru, Braniff, Ecuatoriana or Surinam Airways had.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
You can do better with MS Paint, even the old XP version. To put it mildly. On the other hand, it is easier to make a paint in MSPaint than to actually paint such a livery. Whenever you start to make something round, costs go up.
Eagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1964 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7800 times:
Quoting Dalavia (Reply 2): It shows Ukraine's distinctive national colours, it stands out among the dozens of near-all-white planes at the airport, and it demands attention.
That sounds like a marketing dream!
Similar thought from me. The livery should be distinctive and this definitely delivered the message of AeroASvit being a Ukrainian airline. I'm a fan of the EI livery and it always stands out in airports as the green top is distinctive.
I agree that the actual design could be better, the yellow enclosing the blue on the main body seems odd. Perhaps having the blue joined up to the tail would look a bit better. And perhaps making the curvature at the front match the shape of the B767 nose?
francoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3897 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6910 times:
That's quite the livery. Definitely a departure from the so-called understated generic euro white bleh.
I'm concerned about how the color will stand the test of time though. Vivid colors on airplanes tend to fade and stain faster, espacially when painted on the 'roof' of the fuselage where it's exposed to the sun and rain directly and constantly.
On the OP picture, the topside yellow looks a bit duller than underneath, although that could be a light effect, since the livery is new.
Still, it's bold, brave and stands out like a d#&@ on a horse. Kudos to them.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
Hope they don't plan on flying to China, I don't think any Chinese will get on a red plane. Doesn't it mean death in their culture? I don't even want to get on those planes and I'm not superstitious. Maybe the red is to hide leaking hydraulic fluid.