Sspontak From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 473 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6939 times:
I think Mexicana's scheme is still very nice and modern looking. I don't think it needs a change yet. Hopefully Aeromexico will come with a new one next. I like the metal finish, but I think it is time.
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6870 times:
About the uniforms, they will be delivered to the f/a crews in the next month, about the new interior, it´s already in the A318´s. same seats, only the wall that separates "Ejecutiva" from Coach change for a dark blue.
Let´s wait the pictures from our good friends of APM.
Life is what happens when you have other plans.....
JoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 28 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6841 times:
MX's current color scheme has become a bit boring, IMHO. I'm referring to the way they use it on their aircraft. I do not a think an all new scheme is necessary, maybe only some adjustments. For instance, I really like the colors they us at their ticket offices (the green and the blue) and would like to see something similar applied to their aircraft. I think that scheme looks really classy (the one used on their CTO's).
Anthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6574 times:
I liked the multicolor tails from 10 years ago.
And I hope MX's F/A wear the one piece dresses. They look just sexy.
A little color to the engines might help the aircraft look alive. But what I would love to see on MX's metal is schemes like the ones by Frontier or Tikal Jets. I think Mexico has really nice places that would look great on an aircraft.
Aerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2563 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6551 times:
I always liked the diferent colours they used on their tails and different motifs a few years back. Why did they change from this? Was very classy - pinkish-red, yellow and green i beleive were used. Now it's just the green.
Cdeanda From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6487 times:
Capt. Rangel (former MXA 727 and A320 FO) told me they stopped painting the planes with different schemes because it was expensive for the company. So they decided to use the green tail scheme as the stantard one.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5961 times:
I hope that the new livery consists of less white than the current one. Also, as someone else said, I hope the engines get some color. In any case, I hope the design of the tail remains because I like it a lot. Should anyone have a sneak peek of the livery, please share it!!!
AR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5859 times:
What for?they have just gotten new a318's.Why didn't they paint them with this new color scheme then?why to repaint(or leave painted with an old livery till the next big revision and thus repaint) a brand new, just painted aircraft?Isn't that to expensive for an airline that just came out of a long period of heavy losses?
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 7 Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5526 times:
Quoting AR1300 (Reply 15): What for?they have just gotten new a318's.Why didn't they paint them with this new color scheme then?why to repaint(or leave painted with an old livery till the next big revision and thus repaint) a brand new, just painted aircraft?Isn't that to expensive for an airline that just came out of a long period of heavy losses?
They won't repaint the A318s until they're due for repainting anyway - this does mean that the aircraft will likely be the last in the fleet to move over to the new colourscheme. Repainting them earlier would, as you say, be too expensive.
As for why the A318s were delivered in the soon-to-be-old livery, if Mexicana wasn't ready to unveil a new look they had no choice. Better to launch the new livery properly, when the airline is ready, than to rush it through just to have their most newly-delivered aircraft in it.
Latinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2666 posts, RR: 14 Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5232 times:
Yes, because with a new livery an airline must also renovate their whole decor within their entire system and infrastructure. Otherwise, things start looking a bit tacky and unprofessional.
As Ghost mentions, MX's management has probably had this plan for more than a year, but was weary of the situation that the government was trying to impose on it. Just look at Mexicana.com and you can tell that they have kept the company's corporate image very neutral for the time being.
I admit that when this early current version was adopted in the mid-to-late 90s, I didn't like it! (green wasn't my favorite color, and I prefered some of the other patterns they had used.) However, after they touched it up around 96-97, it started to grow on me, little by little. When I see a whole row of Mexicana planes at Tom Bradley (up to seven all at once) there's a nice warm feeling left in me, like: that's the flag carrier of the country of my origins.