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AC A345 In New Colours?  
User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6828 times:

On Air Canada's Horizons website, an A345 (Fin 952) is shown in new colours. As far as I know only 1 A343's (C-FYLU) has been repainted. I know that in AC's new TV advertisement an A343 in new colours was shown way before C-FYUL was repainted. Is this A345 a computer generated image? It kind of looks odd, a little too stubby for an A345. Why is AC doing this?

Here is the pic
http://www.achorizons.ca/gallery/2004/december/A340-500_1024.jpg

KrisYYZ

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6751 times:


I dont care if its computer image, the 345 looks awesome  Big thumbs up

Micke



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6743 times:


BTW I got it as wallpaper  Big thumbs up

Micke



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6718 times:

To me it does look as if the A345 has been added to the scenery, and the plane itself doesn't look natural enough to be real. But I'm no expert, but the edges just look suspicious.

Max


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6714 times:

Solnabo:

We're positively thrilled for you.

On a separate note, where does AC intend to take the A345 that they need that much range/MTOW?

[Edited 2004-12-06 19:29:24]


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

N328KF

On a separate note, where does AC intend to take the A345 that they need that much range/MTOW?


AC flies the A345 on YYZ-HGK and YYZ-DEL. The YYZ-Delhi is only served by the A345 twice a week, the rest of the time it is flown by an A343 with weight restrictions.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlinePropilotjw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6369 times:

The A340-500 is Air Canada's FLAGSHIP now and they want the public to see the new colors on the new flagship.
There is another Air Canada A340-300 in the paintshop right now as well.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6337 times:

Given that aircraft are usually only painted when they are getting a C or D check, it might be some time b4 we see a 345 in the new scheme.

It would be the height of inefficiency and mgmt stupidity for AC to pull a new 345 from service just to repaint it. The monthly lease payments on the 345's are huge. Revenue needs to be earned every day on these puppies.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAc7e7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6271 times:

It would be the height of inefficiency and mgmt stupidity for AC to pull a new 345 from service just to repaint it. The monthly lease payments on the 345's are huge. Revenue needs to be earned every day on these puppies.

Here we go again...... LOL!

But I do agree with you.

-Brandon


User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6062 times:

Exactly....here we go again.
Well, Neil, I guess mgmt is'nt stupid and inefficient since they never did take a A345 out of service, so enough with the continual cheap shots ok.
And yes, to answer the question, it is a computer generated picture, albeit a very good one.
The next A340's to be painted into the new colors are FIN's 902 and 905 this month. It looks like the first narrow body's will be A320's from Tango starting in Feb 05.



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

Well, Neil, I guess mgmt is'nt stupid and inefficient since they never did take a A345 out of service, so enough with the continual cheap shots ok.

It's a good thing you guys aren't fish. You'd be easy to catch. You seem to jump at non-bait as well as real bait.

I was not badmouthing AC. Merely saying that it would be foolish to pull the 345's to re-paint them. Capeesh?

Realistically, the 345's will be likely among the last to be repainted.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6026 times:

I was wondering when they were going to start painting the narrow bodies.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6005 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

well the Reg is C-GKOM, our database doesn't show any pictures of this plane since October, but then again GKOL hasnt been shot since then, either. The picture seems real enough, but what do I know  Big grin

User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

It would be extremely foolish to pull the A345's for painting, I agree, and there is nothing even showing of them going for painting in the next year. But you had to take a jab at mgmt. Can you simply reply to a thread about AC without taking a dig at them or Milton?
I'm not bashing you, but it's like you have to meet your quota on here by saying something about Milton or mgmt.
Just my observations.



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

And yes, to answer the question, it is a computer generated picture, albeit a very good one.

I didn't think so. Looks like easy photoshop work to me. Real photo of mountains, real photo of plane, apply greenish tinge, apply logos. The sharpness of the airplane photo (note front cargo door) as compared to the Air Canada logo, and the fact the perspective on the tail is messed up give it away. This photo would not take long to produce if an all white photo (or almost all white) of the aircraft was available.


User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5927 times:

I'm not bashing you, but it's like you have to meet your quota on here by saying something about Milton or mgmt.

I think Neil has a contract with Westjet to bash Air Canada and Milton on Airliners.Net on a daily basis.  Big grin


User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5905 times:

I don't really understand why you'r having a go at Yyz717. He didn't say anything about Milton nor criticise management. As already explained, he suggested that it would be foolish for management to do anything like pull the aircraft just for aesthetic purposes. I don't see any bashing going on there.

Perhaps you guys are a touch sensitive?

Anyway, the picture is pretty good, even if it is photoshopped. Some airlines really muck them up sometimes and they just look embarrassing. (Please note that this is not an attack on the marketing departments of all airlines). And I have to say, that livery is starting to grow on me, though it's a pity they didn't do more with the fuselage.


User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

I don't really understand why you'r having a go at Yyz717. He didn't say anything about Milton nor criticise management. As already explained, he suggested that it would be foolish for management to do anything like pull the aircraft just for aesthetic purposes. I don't see any bashing going on there.

Perhaps you guys are a touch sensitive?


HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry, but I think everyone here will understand why I'm laughing!




User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

Well unlike you guys always bashing boeing because you are not American, I can honestly say that looks lovely.


Someone special in the air
User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5816 times:

Well unlike you guys always bashing boeing because you are not American, I can honestly say that looks lovely.

Huh?



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

I CAN however see the benefit of having the flagship aircraft painted in the new scheme. It would be a marketing coup to have a 345 in the new scheme, however disruptive to operations.

I don't really understand why you'r having a go at Yyz717. He didn't say anything about Milton nor criticise management. As already explained, he suggested that it would be foolish for management to do anything like pull the aircraft just for aesthetic purposes. I don't see any bashing going on there.


Thanks Aerokiwi. We have some very sensitive AC apologists on anet. Many of them are AC employees, all of which are ultra-sensitive about AC criticism -- they are simply not used to it.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 646 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

I CAN however see the benefit of having the flagship aircraft painted in the new scheme. It would be a marketing coup to have a 345 in the new scheme, however disruptive to operations.

Considering that most people that get on an aircraft have no idea what type they are actually on, I would have to conclude that it would not make any sense for AC to take out an A345 out of service to paint it.

And considering how AC_B777 has already mentioned that they will not be painted anytime soon, it should end this debate.



User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5397 times:

"Many of them are AC employees, all of which are ultra-sensitive about AC criticism -- they are simply not used to it."

They may not like it but they are definitely used to it. Bashing AC seems to be a life long passion for some people here at A.net. Of course some of the criticism is warranted but a lot of it also comes across as petty and spiteful. Same with Robert Milton, the fact that Deutsche Bank was willing to invest $850 Million and keep Milton says a lot.



'Opfer müssen gebracht werden (Sacrifices must be made)' - Otto Lilienthal
User currently offlineDavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

AC7E7 does seem to be rather sensitive with the 'here we go again' remark, i think that YYZ717 was merely making a factual statement, and no criticism was implied.
Nevertheless I agree the image does look fake, I just wish AC had been a little more bold and outgoing with the new livery (that has already been discussed here), and yes this IS a criticism!


User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

My point is, that Neil, Yyz717, can not reply to a simple thread about the new colors on a new a/c without bringing up mgmt. That's it. The thread had nothing to do with mgmt but he still brought it up. In most threads about AC, Neil has something to say about them and Milton, no matter if the thread has anything to do with them or not, like this one. I know he never said Milton, but, he did say, It would be the height of inefficiency and mgmt stupidity for AC to pull a new 345 from service just to repaint it which in my opinion didn't apply to the thread in any way.
Neil, I am not an "AC apologist", nor am I "ultra-sensitive", and I am definitely used to it, I am just sick of it. Like mentioned by so many people in so many other threads, AC bashing is a national pastime and something that people get off on, and it's time for it to stop. I never accused you of bashing AC in this thread so don't bash me. Just give a rest now and then.
Anyways, I hope everyone has an awesome day. See you all later.



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
25 Goodbye : very clearly a photoshop job
26 Yyz717 : My point is, that Neil, Yyz717, can not reply to a simple thread about the new colors on a new a/c without bringing up mgmt. That's it. The thread had
27 FLYACYYZ : Given the fact that there are onlz 2 A345´s in service operating continually between HKG/DEL..taking them out of service for a paint job to satisfy t
28 Yyz717 : taking them out of service for a paint job to satisfy the fan club would effectively obliterate the HKG nonstop. Considering they are the newest aircr
29 Yyz717 : Interesting however that his comments are conspicuously absent on the thread discussing his beloved Westjet and their 58% reported load factor. Why do
30 Bill142 : very clearly a photoshop job Agreed and a very amateur one at that. About my skill level, which is pretty low when it comes to photoshop. The image of
31 Olympus69 : Is there even an A345 painted in these new colours? As has been mentioned in several previous posts in this thread - the answer is NO.
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