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Gulf Air's New Look Revealed  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9027 times:

Here it is....



Gulf Air's new livery was revealed yesterday when His Majesty King Hamad was presented with a model of a new-look plane by president and chief executive James Hogan.

All the Gulf Air fleet will be repainted in new colours over the coming 18 months.

The new identity will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held at the airport VIP Lounge today.


What are your first impressions ???

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8998 times:

Very gold-looking!!! while all the same.....very pretty....and formal-looking.

I like it.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8048 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8919 times:

Nice looking livery! And it's going to stand out as much as the AA livery, too.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8902 times:

While the image is fairly small, the new livery looks great and classy! Much more of a design than most other airlines...


MIA777
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8855 times:

Very interesting, are the big guys from NW looking at this  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6643 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8774 times:

The blue engines look a bit out of place though, with the only blue on the fuselage a stripe under the gold.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8701 times:

OMG! I must be Psychic, I envisioned the same kind of livery for Emirates.

GF-A330 Sorry I havent been in touch, you know the reason.



.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineKM732 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 232 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8621 times:

Looks a bit like the new UPS livery, only with gold instead of brown and with the color starting off at the nose instead of the tail  Big grin !


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Photo © Stefan Welsch



Nevertheless, I like it!


STEFAN

[Edited 2003-04-07 08:51:45]

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8599 times:

Very nice. I think I like Gulf Air's new livery more than the other new airline liveries that have come out this past weeks.

Gulf Air looks like its going to go through a lot of changes. Just saw a report that it plans to add 60 aircraft in the best 10 years.


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8486 times:

My father went to the launch today at Bahrain International Airport.

The livery is apparently very smart, and they have cleaned up the "Gulf Air" text on the fuselage. The Falcon is also much more prominent on the tail. The livery is just part of a total rebranding of the airline, including some apparently very swish Business Cards!!

Only one aircraft, an A330-200 is painted at present. The aircraft I believe has now flown to Abu Dhabi, for the launch there. Then it should go onto the European routes (LHR, CDG, FRA) so a prize to whom can get a pic of it first!


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8462 times:

Ok, so now they can compete with AA on the livery issue:
"With AA, you get the silver service, with us, you get the gold performance" Big grin


User currently offlineJetMark From Netherlands, joined Nov 2002, 63 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 8400 times:

Curved lines make aircraft smooth, "flexible" and nice: the new Gulf Air looks good and is following the trend.















User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8339 times:

Better pictures + reg of A330:

http://www.gulfairco.com/press/NewsDetails.asp?hID=386

Sunil


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

New livery A330 going to LHR tomorrow (Apr.8th).


` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8316 times:

Let's hope LHR gets the weather (although not the temperature!) that we have had for the past few days.. Absolutely clear skies, great adeal of sunshine, yet a rather low temperature  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineMightyFalcon From Oman, joined Jun 2001, 384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8253 times:

A4O-KE, sporting the new Gulf Air C/S came earlier this afternoon in Muscat (from Bahrain) for a quick official presentation: Outstanding beauty, I have to say!

The contrast between the gold, the white and the marine blue colors serves pretty much the lines of the A332 although some blue in the tail would have looked even nicer, in my own opinion.

Smart detail: The 3 national flags of the 3 countries owning GF are showing side by side on the aft of the fuselage (close to the rear door).

Sorry, no pic to show you as I was at work and we (ATC) didn't get any warning on this special flight. She didn't stay long enough to allow me to go home pick up my camera and negociate a special photo permit. I'm sure anyway some photogs will get her tomorrow in LHR!

Regards
MightyFalcon



The sky has no limit...
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8236 times:

... and if there are no shots, I'm willing to believe that every camera in the UK has had a collective breakdown Big grin

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8170 times:

That is a great livery, much better than those mostly white, straight lined ones that most airlines seem to be going to. Gulf air has always had nice liveries.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8103 times:

That livery looks fantastic! Much better than some other airline's new colour scheme. I didn't think their new livery would look better than their old one, but it looks great.

DC-10


User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8029 times:





User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7991 times:

I think the new livery is really sharp, Emirates should have had something like this, it's by farthe best livery in the middle east. Looking forward to seeing it in real.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7944 times:





Pictures from the Bader Aircraft Models forum via http://www.kenderobertis.com



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7920 times:

What a beauty. I can't wait to see it in person.

Makes the A330 & A340 aircraft all the more graceful.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7891 times:

 Wow! Wow, this is a great livery, I can`t wait to see it in real!!!

Patrick


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Yeah, me too!! I can't wait to see it for Gulf Air livery.  Wow!

25 Post contains images Britair : Wow, that is impressive! What a great livery! Are the wings going to be painted white (a la Ansett) or was it just for the model shown?? Cheers
26 Donder10 : Looks like it will be at LHR on the 8th of this month! Umm,having checked the clock,that is tomorrow!
27 BlatantEcho : Wow, colorful and clean, very elegant yet stylish without being boring wonderful! too bad it won't be scooting around the States..... George
28 Greg : Nice. Only mistake is having blue typeface over gold---it won't show very well. The titles in the front should be in white or something more visible.
29 Greg : Nice. Only mistake is having blue typeface over gold---it won't show very well. The titles in the front should be in white or something more visible.
30 Post contains links and images GF-A330 : Landor Associates have designed this beautiful livery. GF and Landor have come up with something different by using gold, instead all white paint. The
31 GF-A330 : GF have ordered 1200 1:100 scale model A330 aircraft, in the new livery to be given as presents to board members, the royal families, banks and other
32 Mas777 : Quite nice although a bit too heavy on the gold perhaps. Malaysia Airlines' supposed revamped livery which was due to be launched just prior to its fi
33 Xray : WOW ! when I saw this thread my heart sank - another classic livery biting the dust to be replaced bt an all white body and dark blue tail but alas -
34 Mia777 : hah- and someone said the blue engines do not "fit"-- the look absolutely amazing! If only more airlines could have a livery design as great as this o
35 AY-MD11 : Damn!This is one of my favorite liverys!!What a beauty cant wait what it would look like on the A380. regards, Jon
36 Lfutia : Wow! What an awesome Livery. I think it could use some red and green in there. The arabic looks more detailed and the colours just stand out. Hopefull
37 Mia777 : lol is that a joke??? This livery completely destroys NW's new design!
38 Noise : WOW this livery is the sh%t!
39 Post contains links EastCoast : Bader Models made the models for Gulf Air and what an excellent job he did. More photos available in the Gallery section of http://www.badermodels.com
40 Beefmoney : Now THAT is a good livery. ARE YOU LISTENING, NORTHWEST???
41 Eg777er : More stuff in the paper today.........apparently aircraft interiors will be updated, with new First and Business Class seats. Presumably First will ha
42 Ammunition : that is the best livery out there by a long shot! looks very elegant, stylish and sophisticated, if looks had anything to do with it, this would be th
43 Aerokiwi : Truly stunning design. I agree that it makes the Northwest livery look dull and tired already. Now 2 of my favourite liveries come from the Middle Eas
44 Na : Oh yes, this should make the beancounters of NWA think!
45 Post contains images Sukhoi : Here its is live in the flesh GFA002 departing EGLL this morning Paul
46 Post contains images CPH-R : Speechless! f i l l e r
47 DaV : Very nice, it's a pity GF pulled out of MXP some years ago. DaV
48 Post contains links LOT767-300ER : Heres the first pix. http://www.jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?offset=0&where=search|-2|-2|-2|-2|A4O-KE%20new|15|3|||||||-2|-2|-2|-2|||15|1&newsort=1
49 Post contains images Hkg82 : Forget about the new NW colors, this one has eclipsed it. Again, what a great, soothing design. Beautiful. Here are the first pictures on a.net. Wonde
50 Alpha : Very very smart !! Note the 3 flags, Bahrain, Oman and Abu Dhabi, GF owners. Steph
51 Jaspike : That looks great! In my opinion any livery with curves really look great in most cases - love it! Josh
52 Yago : Very nice indeed. Makes a change to see some gold. Who's next ? (not AF I'm afraid) Yago
53 Post contains images Alpha : AF changing its livery, it's a big dream Steph
54 BDRules : How CLASSY does GF look now??? VERY!!!!!!!!!!!!! How good does the gold look that A330. Cant wait till I go to LHR in June
55 Samurai 777 : Whoa! That is one of the best new liveries I've come across!
56 A340-Fan : One great color sheme more in the airline-world. When can we see the first Airbus A340 in this colors? regards Nils
57 Post contains images GF-A330 : More shots of this beauty. Regards. GF-A330 ***Gulf Air *** ABOVE ALL OTHERS
58 Rey777 : A very nice and trendy design !
59 BWIA 772 : I am sure that the 340s will look stunning in this. Landor has out done themselves this time. The livery is unique and so sophisticated as Ammunition
60 Post contains images A320-Addict : Very nice!!! stunning! AA thx for all the pictures of this bird as well
61 GF-A330 : Following the revamp of the livery. GF are currently planning the refurbishment of the first, business and economy class cabins on all aircraft. Anyon
62 Fanofjets : Could someone please turn up the air conditioning? I'm getting a little hot under the collar. That's one sexy looking airplane!
63 KHI747 : Arbuably the nicest livery around right now.....im happy for them..i really want GF to do well ...they are a far under rated airline under the shadow
64 Post contains images QB737 : Stupid technical question. How do you post a non airlirners.net picture in here? I tried the help file but can't find out. Ben
65 ERJ135 : Airline liveries are so important as in many cases it's the first impression paying customers get. This may be the first time I've seen an airline liv
66 Post contains images Boeing777/747 : Dejavu, dejavu....
67 N754pr : PLEASE.... Don't show that horrible herpa model here!
68 Post contains links and images Rwy31R : My congrads to GF! this scheme illustrates elegance, luxury and efficiency. I have been waiting for this. I voted for GF to keep their 50th anniversar
69 GF-A330 : Are those wings also painted white, or is it my eyes ? Regards
70 GF-A330 : Taken from Gulf Daily News - Bahrain THIS might not be everyone's idea of a good place to leave Bahrain for, right now, but I enjoyed my away-day. Get
71 GF-A330 : Gulf Air plans to buy or lease 60 aircraft to triple its fleet over the next decade. Gulf Air President and Chief Executive James Hogan told reporters
72 Post contains images Emirates Skies : fly high... fly with pride, Golden Falcon Emirates Skies
73 GF-A330 : Alexandria, Athens, Sydney and Johannesburg are the new destinations which will be added to the Gulf Air network this Summer. Talks are also on with O
74 Atcboy73 : WOW Looks like something Bond would fly in, thats James Bond.
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