Photo by: Airbus press (Date: 00.05.2003)
Airline: Luftwaffe [10+21]
Type: Airbus A310-300
Airport: impression ()
Comment: In der dritten Woche des Juni soll der erste von zwei A310-300 der
Luftwaffe im VIP Anstrich erstmalig präsentiert werden. / In the third week
of June the first of two Luftwaffe A310-300s in the new German VIP livery
will be painted and shown to the public.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1635 times:
Pretty, elegant, not overdone like some Arabian Royal ships, Luftwaffe still visible on the tail and on the lower front...nice!
and btw: A 310 is exactly the right aircraft, A 340 would look completely overdone, whereas A 310 is a real workhorse and capable of reasonable longhaul services, and space enough for larger delegations...I like that aircraft!
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2751 posts, RR: 17 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
The idea to replace the "Luftwaffe" titles with "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" came from our President Johannes Rau. A good idea in my mind.
But I do not really like how they use the German flag since it does loose effect. I would have taken AFO as an example and print a large German flag on the fuselage or tail instead of that cheat-line.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 20901 posts, RR: 55 Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
Andreas: and btw: A 310 is exactly the right aircraft, A 340 would look completely overdone, whereas A 310 is a real workhorse and capable of reasonable longhaul services, and space enough for larger delegations...I like that aircraft!
The A310 has been a constant pain on long haul trips for years... The frequent refueling stops keep wasting time and resources. A real long haul jet would be in order. Even though right now would not be the right time, of course.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1332 times:
Doesn't look bad but I would get rid of the two A310s which are only used to fly around our politicians' asses. They should better do it the 'British way' and charter long haul aircraft from a German airline whenever they need them. Tony Blair always uses BA aircraft, so our German chancellor could do something similar. I guess it must be cheaper to charter aircraft rather than operate two VIP planes. In these times not only the people should help to save money but also the politicians.