but unlike D-ADBV on the photo above, D-ADIC didn't have the "deutsche BA" titles on the tail - which makes sense, because they are no longer "Deutsche BA", just DBA since BA sold their shares.
I'm not sure if there were other minor livery changes, I was driving so I couldn't pay more attention on D-ADIC.
The aircraft must have been repainted recently, there is a photo of D-ADIC in the old colours from 18 October. As far as I know, D-ADIC is the first aircraft to wear the new colours without "deutsche BA" titles.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2905 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1847 times:
...and it's still German Wings to me!
In their inflight magazine, DBA already tried several other versions what the three letters might stand for, e.g. "Die Bessere Alternative", "Das Beste Angebot", I proposed they should call themselves "Dieter Bohlen Airline". - Anyway, it won't be too difficult to update the livery on D-ADBV, D-ADID and D-ADIE (the three aircraft already in green livery but with "deutsche ba" titles), and I'm sure we'll see these three aircraft with updated livery soon.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
I've read somewhere that Mr. Woehrl was contractually charged to change the meaning of "DBA" from "Deutsche BA" to something else. Weird for me however, was the permission to still use the DBA acronym.
Anyway, my (tongue in cheek) suggestion would be to interpret DBA as "Die Billig Airline" or maybe "Deutsche Billig Airline", although "billig" is rather derogative in German.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
I was driving so I couldn't pay more attention on D-ADIC.
Not bad for being able to see the registration then.
But seriously I doubt that this change will have an impact on the airlines image not being "DeutscheBA" anymore...