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Question On Removing Titles From Liveries  
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Hi all

I was wondering why airlines sometimes remove their titles and flags from their planes. Like this El AL 777 without the Star of David and the tiltles

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I've also seen an Air Zimbabwe BAE146 without flag, titles and logo

So I just want to know why some airlines do this
Politics?
Or just a repaint?

Regards
SA006


Proudly South African
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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Im fairly sure its political. Such as British Asia Airways, Air FFrance Asia and Swissair Asia, they altered their titles slightly to allow the governments to let them serve their countries. Maybe someone with more knowledge can provide a better explanation.


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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Thanks Futureapilot  Big thumbs up. But does anyone ,as Futureapilot said, have any further information. I would like to know as I might be travelling on Air Zimbabwe in January next year.

Your opinions PLEASE  Wink/being sarcastic
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

I saw that aircraft @ LHR on Friday (the day the photo was taken) and I instantly recognised it as to EL AL.


Simon



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User currently offlineBeltwayBandit From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

I've also seen this done when an aircraft goes into short-term charter. Spirit does this with aircraft chartered to the US Marshall's service. When they come back, they may continue to fly without marks until they get to the paint/decal shop.

User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1924 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Probably the most extensive title removal ever witnessed was after the break-up of Aeroflot. All airlines had the Aeroflot titles removed and the red flag of the USSR repainted in their new national colours.
The new national airlines didn't have their own c/s so they left the aircraft for some while with the basic Aeroflot colours but with no titles.

Here is one example: An Armenian Airlines IL-86


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Here is an Armenian Airlines IL-86 currently operated by Armavia with no titles but basic Armenian colours


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All the best.



User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Could be a hybrid scheme, an aircraft leased from one airline to another?


EH.
User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

I think in El Al's case it could be more of a safety issue(i.e. to prevent aircraft from being shot down by terrorists since they may not be sure it is an El Al plane) Just a thought of mine, I dont know this for a fact.


Visca Barça!!
User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

I think this post answers the question

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1237504

[Edited 2003-10-27 07:19:09]


Visca Barça!!
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