Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10051 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
Air China´s livery looks like from the 60s (I know they abolished their communist flag on the tail a decade ago), oldfashioned and ugly. Same about Aeroflots standard livery - it looks even worse.
What about Olympic´s colours? Must be 20 years around or more. Iberia´s paintjob is 20 years old, too (still like it).
And Air France, the grandfather of "white" liveries. A real classic. Over 24 years they changed the typeface only.
F-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
Tristar500 got it: Ethiopian Airlines
It dates back to teh 50s and is -bytheway- still one of the greatest (if not THE) liveries around. It just looks good on every airlines, from Lockheed Herc to Boeing or whatever!!!
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1189 times:
I didnt forget Air India! As I was about to post, my computer decided to do its own thing Anyhow, their current livery dates back to their introduction of the 747. Very classy...I dont think ANYONE has done what they have with their windows...totally unique and almost timeless...I think the only thing they need to modernize is the logotype...Something a little more fancier. Otherwise one of the finer whitetop liveries...
If you watch Boeing documentaries on the 747, or in books about 747s, the Air India plane always shows up or is mentioned.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
Actually, Caledonian was formed in 1961 with a DC-7. Later it changed names to British Caledonian when it merged with British United Airways...then the name Caledonian was brought back as a charter arm of Bristish Airways, BA AirTours. Overall their livery hadnt changed much since the early days...just minor modifications...the lion remained...
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
Caledonian Airways (the last one) was formed in 1988. It was a totally separate venture from the old British Caledonian/Caledonian-BUA/Caledonian company. The aircraft, staff and management were ex-British Airtours and the livery was based on that of British Airways. Granted the lion was kept but that's about it!
This is sort of like the Pan Am situation, would you say Pan Am that operates today was formed in 1999, 1996 or before? They may have the same name as the old airline, and in this case exactly the same livery, but they are not linked.
TWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
AirAfrique has a very old livery. There livery is at least from the early 70s, possibly older. Although dated, I think it has class. Often times changing liveries every 10 years really isn't classy, elegant, or smart. South African's present livery is awful compared to the old classic springbok. EgyptAir, revently redid their livery. It's tail looks more appropriate on the Luxor Casino in Las Vegas, what with the flashy blue. It was insitituted in 1998 I think.
Pronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1141 times:
Air India did change their livery in 1989, but reverted back to it in 1993 after customer disapproval.(it was an all white fuselage with a red sash up the tail, with a sun at the top). Other airlines that you may think haven't changed, have 'updated' their livery, but kept the essential identifiers. (you don't think KLM will change the blue fuselage and white tail, do you?)