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Mexicana's New Color Scheme  
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5211 posts, RR: 51
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Finally here's a complete view of the new c/s:


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Several people didn't like the new c/s, as there are very few things we can do by ourselves, here's my proposal:

Here's a link to MX's website were we can all suggest or give our opinion, perhaps they'll listen:

http://www.mexicana.com/g4mx/public/customer/mainCustomer2/

Ricardo APM


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5919 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

in my opinion if they had a little bit more withe considered the paintsheme would be perfect....lol


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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5117 times:

I love it... They finally got rid of that salad vomit green... NOW i'm liking MX!

MGA



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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3028 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5069 times:

It looks like a Star Alliance aircraft.

[Edited 2005-03-17 00:11:52]

User currently offlineAm001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5001 times:
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Ricardo:
Are there any pics of the new interiors for Clase Ejecutiva?
Rgds,

AM001



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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 3):
It looks like a Star Alliance aircraft.


true.... but i love it. Ive always liked dark colors on planes. the livery is plain, but the tail is now on my "favorite tail livery" list!


User currently offlineMike1974 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4944 times:

this new color scheme would look neat on an A330 or A340.


personally, i like it.


User currently offlineLY4XELD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4921 times:

It looks like the logo was the wrong size for the tail. I like the color, but the logo placement looks like an error more than a deliberate design...


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7558 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4891 times:

I have come to the conclusion that it does not look really awful, but simply unfinished. I think the belly and the exit and emergency exit doors should be painted the same dark color and then you would have a very modern and cool design.


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User currently offlineMTYFREAK From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 376 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4889 times:

The new C/S is great.....if they wanted a dead serious scheme, it is defenetly not my fav.

Just thinking about the fact that they had endless possibilities for creating a new Scheme and came out with this makes me feel a bit dissapointed. As a designer I don't think that you get to do an airliner very often so please concentrate!!!

Is just too serious,


Please tell the boys on the creativity department that they've done a great job.



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User currently offlineAm001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4846 times:
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Quoting MTYFREAK (Reply 9):
Just thinking about the fact that they had endless possibilities for creating a new Scheme and came out with this makes me feel a bit dissapointed.

That's precisely the point!!! It's not bad, it's not ugly... But everyone (yeah, even me) expected something much more grand(er)... And it came up to be, hm, plain and simple to say the least... I don't understand why they didn't modified the white/gray combo... The change from the Golden Aztec to the multi-colored was astonishing... But this, they turned it into just another carrier... I think this is the big issue...

AM001



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User currently offlineQuestAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4845 times:

Personally, I liked the intricate tail designs of the mid-90's:


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I read that these were hand-painted and deemed by MX management too costly to continue with. Is this true?



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5211 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 4839 times:

Quoting Am001 (Reply 4):
re there any pics of the new interiors for Clase Ejecutiva?

JC, you've got an email!

Ricardo APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 4819 times:

HIDEOUS!!

México is about vibrant colors, intricate indiginous designs, spectacular scenery, and some of the most hot and spicy cuisine on the planet. In short, México is never boring.

But this livery is. It looks foreign-imposed. It needs to go!

Any other comments I could make about it would need to be  censored  .

But, it's not my decision to make. Just mine to comment on.



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User currently offlineAnthsaun From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

The logo can be improved by adding some light like if it were a metallic shine. The grey belly looks bad; all white would make it look better. And at the engines I would vanish the dark blue into white at the end.

But the big question is... Why dark blue?

... Could it be because Telmex is Blue? Or

... Could it be because Telcel is Blue? Or

... Could it be because C. S. wears dark blue business suits?



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User currently offline737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 4737 times:

It looks cheap. The body of the plane is the same as the old (white top, grey bottom, letters still written in the same print) the only thing that changed was the tail and the engine nacels. I know that we're all armchair CEOs, but I could have done a better job with paint shop on my laptop. It's almost like it's an interim scheme. Yes, that's what I'll tell myself, an interim scheme until the new owners change it again next year. Wishful thinking?


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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 4725 times:

They could have done so much better....

The tail is not bad, but the grey belly kind of clashes with the rest of the plane. They should have made it white or better yet the same dark blue color of the tail and engines. The old multi-color tail designs of the '90's were far better.

AM now has the best looking planes in Mexico.


User currently offlineCiccone From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 42 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Im having mixed views on this.

I understand the concept of what they were trying to do, a new modern look to there existing logo, just like UA, but it didn't come out right.

The almost black color is not working. When I think of Mexico, I think of bright colors, not dark blue or black. And what's up with the logo hanging off the tail???? If I wasn't familiar with MX, I wouldn't know what it was supposed to be.

They should of gone for more of what TAP did with they new image. It has festive colors.


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I do like that the engines are finally a color other than grey. I'm sure it will grow on me though. Can't wait to see it in person in SAT. Maybe I will have a different view of it in person. Then again, maybe 737-990 is right, the new owners next year will just change it again.

Cheers
Ciccone from SAT



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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 4652 times:

Quoting QuestAir (Reply 11):
Personally, I liked the intricate tail designs of the mid-90's

well unfortunately it seems latin airlines nowadays absolutely don't care about brand recognition or how their planes look on the outside. It's a shame for us aviation enthusiasts, photographers, etc because nowadays, as PanAm747 said, their liveries seem foreign-inspired. In no way this represents a colorful nation like Mexico.

I actually thought the first pics Ricardo posted looked ok, I guess it was the lighting inside the hangar. Now these latest pics outside and oh my.. that's horrible!!! Judging by the current trends, I don't think the major design agencies would've done anything with bright colors or much more eye-pleasing, but it still begs the question: Who designed this thing for them? The son of the CEO?

This new look will be the benchmark for bad taste. Now people will say: Hope it's not uglier than Mexicana.




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User currently offlineMTYFREAK From Mexico, joined Apr 2004, 376 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

What about the uniforms for the F/A's ??

Is it going to be a more smart casual uniform to blend nicely with the new scheme???

It should be a must!!  Big grin



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User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

Did the interiors change also? I the last plane I was in was back in the early 90's when it was still all coach.

User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

This new c/s must be cheaper to apply. It certainly doesn't break any new ground artistically....rather bland and boring. A thin orange pinstripe at the cheat line would have done wonders for this design, adding style points without dipping into gaudiness.


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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

Quoting Anthsaun (Reply 14):
But the big question is... Why dark blue?

... Could it be because Telmex is Blue? Or

... Could it be because Telcel is Blue? Or

... Could it be because C. S. wears dark blue business suits?

I dunno. But now that I think about it, Sanborns "Tecolote" would be awesome on the tail...  faint 

PS. Tecolote = Owl.


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5211 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

Latest news....! There's a rumor around that apparently MX might make a few changes to their new c/s!

As for QA here's a confirmation... they will be re-named Mexicana Clic. They will get a new c/s also!

Ricardo APM



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User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

The new colours look like the uniform of preppy student at a private school - blue blazer, grey pants.

Boring and doesn't reflect Mexico in the slightest.

the pics of the mid 90s scheme puts the new livery to shame. If they kept the green, yellow and pink tails from the, WOW - that would be awesoem. But this is just blah.


25 Post contains links and images Rikkus67 : After seeing the new scheme, I was very disappointed. While the colourscheme is clean...it certainly isnt inspiring at all. Some one had mentioned abo
26 Rikkus67 : has anybody heard anything more on a revision of the new scheme?
27 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Nice one Rick, too much ATA and Icelandair there but hey.. it might actually be an improvement over their new livery. Exactly. You'd think they'r are
28 Rikkus67 : MIAMIx707... thanks... My idea was simply to CHEAPLY update what they already had, while introducing colours that were formerly popular (and by reques
29 Anthsaun : Mexicana Clic!!!!! Cool!!!!!!!!! It sounds friendly, Clic, Clic, Clic.... A lot better than Express, than Low Cost, than... But, where does the Clic
30 Ghost77 : Anthsaun, Yeah, I'm sure MX Clic will have something to do with the WWW. As for... being pessimistic, apparently you missed reply 23! As I said above
31 JoseMEX : A really dumb question but...if MX is about to be sold, what's the point of introducing a new color scheme now, instead of waiting until it's sold and
32 Post contains links and images Latinplane : Anthusan It's very expensive for an airline to adopt such types of branding. As you know, over the years a few airlines management groups have tried i
33 AirOrange : The new Mexicana livery design is a disappointment. An outlined logo (and especially this Mexican symbol) is not very suitable for an airline's aircra
34 Post contains images Henpol747 : I really expected something better!! Nothing new under the sun!! Henpol747
35 Post contains images Jopavon : I'll miss having names on the planes. It was always nice to see your hometown in the plane.
36 Navega : I recently saw the airplane in Mexico and it really looks sharp. Although I agree that Mexico is a colorful country, it is also modern and I believe M
37 AeroVodochody : Its plain and simple but it still looks great.
38 SR117 : Well call me filthy but... I don't think it's quite that bad anymore, and if as Ghost says, they do a few other minor touches here and there, it might
39 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Little modifications to this horrible scheme won't cut it. They need a completely NEW design or stick to the old. Many airlines have done this before
40 SE210Caravelle : It's nice. But not great. I would get rid of the gray underbelly and make the whole fuselage black. Then I would make a whitle line across the fuselag
41 NAVEGA : Just wanted everyone to know that the color is not BLACK, it is a Navy Blue. I also thought it was black at first until I saw the airplane in person.
42 N405MX : He´s right, but at night seems like black, also on landing the logo looks like a skull (creepy indeed), but looks good, the seats in ejecutiva are a
43 Post contains links and images Ghost77 : Right! Aircraft is Navy Blue not BLACK. Lets go back to History... Navy Blue is back to MX.. their TRUE and ORIGINAL colors... MX back to 92 introduc
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