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AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!  
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13698 times:

Ok, not on A.net anyway, but the photo is taken as the plane rolled out of the paint shop yesterday. Here it is!


Credit to YYZNEWS for this photo by an unknown photographer

A direct link to the photo page is : http://www.yyznews.com/YYZ21NovAC%20A340-new.jpg

Enjoy!


Chelsea Football Club supporter.
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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13566 times:

Looks good on the 340!

Kris



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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13520 times:

The new colours are starting to grow on me....

...in a good way  Smile


Andreas  Big thumbs up



I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineLazionic From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13493 times:

Darn I guess i joined too late. I took a few pictures while the aircraft was still in the paint shop.


Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to Bangkok.
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13322 times:

Reg. anyone? I can't read it's fin number in the pic.. (must be old age Big grin)

Looks good BTW.

Cheers,
Kaz



t.dot photography
User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13284 times:

Ehh.. bad pic. You can't really see the blue haze.. It looks like just the tail is different.. Oh well.  Big grin


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16259 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13282 times:

The new colours are starting to grow on me....

Ya, same here. A little. It still looks somehow....unfinished, or faded, or anti-septic. I dunno.

The current Jazz scheme is far superior.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13220 times:

Im starting to think the new colours are ok, but they still look unfinished, and kind of boring. Not enough colours(almost the whole thing is praticly one colour), and it doesn't look very creative. I like the old ones better.

Compared to Canadi>n's goose, Canadian North's polar bear, First Air's stripes, Qantas' kangaroo, and so on, it seems very uncreative.





CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13148 times:

i dont like it at all, its far too plain, and boring! we need more colour AC!!!


Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13122 times:

Should've painted the winglets a dark green or red.

User currently offlineChrisA330 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13056 times:

The aircraft in question is FIN 906, C-FYLU

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13048 times:

Looks good, but I would have liked to see at least a little maple leaf on the winglets. White winglets are wasted winglets.  Big grin


Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13025 times:

I guess my eyes are getting accustomed to it, but I don't know, the greenish color on the tail looks awkward. Was this in YUL or YYZ?

I guess its only me thinking this but a green line (identical color to the wing) might finish up the paint scheme a bit.



Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineCaptainGomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12998 times:

This picture is taken by the AC hangars at YYZ. That "Orlando" building is on Airport Rd across from T3.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineFoxy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 179 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12979 times:

Bring back the Canadi>n goose!

User currently offlineAC345 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12876 times:

I feel the same as some of you, it definitely feels unfinished mainly because of the plain white engines and winglets. A touch of colour on the engines and the winglets would break the monotony of the all white body.

Also, on the same note does anybody else think that the new commercials are rather dull? The jingle is catchy, Celine makes it work, but the imagery is so uninspired, uninspiring and dull. They should have chosen luscious, colourful, lively, images to depict the beauty of Canada from East to West, or the magic of such destinations as Paris or London. I wanted something to inspire me to jump on a plane right now and go to Halifax, or Montreal, or Vancouver, or maybe Hong Kong or London. Instead we got drab, lifeless shots.

I wonder if somebody else feels the same.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12874 times:

It looks like a giant tube of minty fresh toothpaste.

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12839 times:

Should've painted the winglets a dark green or red.

Or perhaps painted the engines. I really do like the coloues AC have selected - just like their website - there just isn't enough colour on the plane!


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12818 times:

They could have done sooooooo much more with this paint scheme... It's a shame. Pant the winglets; Something on the engine covers; More colour on the underbelly.... It almost seems as though they're holding out on us. If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12811 times:

If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.

LOL! Add Céline to the mix, and they're all set!


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12742 times:

Looked decent on the 767.


Looks horrific on that aircraft.... and not just because it's an A340 (though that doesn't help much  Laugh out loud)


User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 495 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12725 times:

It looks like a giant tube of minty fresh toothpaste.

Ha! Priceless!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16259 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12583 times:

If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.

Chuckle. Good one.  Smile



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11892 times:


I agree that the winglets need some color. Also, the fuselage of the 767 looks like it has more color than in the A340, but of course that could all be the light and way that it is striking the a/c. Other than that, I think it looks good.
Regards



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineWheelsatc From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11713 times:

Looks good, I like the new colours  Smile

Anybody know its first service in the new colours?


25 Post contains images Ourboeing : Hope they put some decent colors to their in-flight service on these flights as that is the only way they could have these "giant tubes of minty fresh
26 TJCAB : >> The new colours are starting to grow on me.... what colors?
27 FRAspotter : Does anyone know when the first AC 744 will be in the new colors? That will look pretty cool... Cheers....
28 ChrisA330 : AC no longer has any B744s in the fleet. The last Combi was retired from service a few weeks ago. 2 of them are being coverted into an all freighter c
29 Lymanm : FRAspotter you like the 3rd person this week asking about that exact same thing. AC retired their 747s last month. If you are being sarcastic, awesome
30 Post contains images Solnabo : Just awesome beautiful! Way to go AC "Guess who"
31 N754PR : Looks horrid, less colours than the old scheme.
32 JGPH1A : Sad tedious pitiful colour scheme. As has been stated, great for tube of toothpaste, no good for an airline. DO-OVER !!
33 Post contains images RT514 : Yes, the new AC colors are dull and uninspired and certainly can't compare with the exciting color schemes of airlines like CO and AF. I think that th
34 Post contains images JetBlast : I like it! Especially the tail! But I do think that the winglets need a little color... JetBlast @ BWI
35 Post contains images Danny : I have just added few shots to the database - search for C-FYLU and enjoy Daniel
36 Md11dude : So, anyone know when the A-330 gets the pâint? I assume whenever the next Overhaul....
37 Olympus69 : I agree about the winglets. They need some colour - even if it's just a red or green maple leaf.
38 GerbenVogel : Nice colours and that on a 340-300.
39 Brink777 : Ugly the old colours were much better, UAalso is ugly both should have kept the old colours![Edited 2004-11-23 22:20:01]
40 Scf158 : it sure is growing on me ....
41 Post contains links and images Sunnyb : Ehh.. bad pic. You can't really see the blue haze.. It looks like just the tail is different.. Oh well. THE BLUE COLOURS ARE VISIBLE ON THIS PIC: Link
42 N766UA : Well, except for the tail... it still looks like absolute total crap. What's the point of a blue tint, anyway? I mean, I can't see it at all but if I
43 Luv2fly : I think it looks great and nice to not see an all white bird for once.
44 Cessnapimp : See... my problem is... ...when the veil fell down to reveal the new AC colours at the ceremony, Céline started immediately blaring her new tune. So
45 Post contains images MissedApproach : It is a plain plane. It's not bad, just...yawn. Maybe we could get that nutbar who jumped the fence naked in LA to jump the fence in Toronto with a c
46 Rikkus67 : Hey everyone ...take a look closely at Sunnyb's picture. If you look closely at the winglets, they have the same variated colors as the green on the t
47 Pilotaydin : the first plane did look like the paste...this new pic with the blue...well it just looks like the airplane is frozen....it's a big canadian icicle! s
48 Flug : The tail looks like a can of Molsen Canadian beer.
49 RJ111 : Calling it a "paint scheme" is being a bit generous, its hardly a scheme. The old one was gorgeous, especially on the A345, bring it back.
50 TRACON : Given the right lighting, the blue tint can look quite spectacular. I think shes a pretty bird. -Tracon
51 LS17031 : "The tail looks like a can of Molsen Canadian beer." Try Molson, they make a much better beer than Molsen. I say it's Labatt Blue product placement! C
52 LongHauler : To me, it's a lot like the new Northwest paint scheme in that pictures do not do it justice. When I saw the first NW paint scheme picture, I thought,
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