UK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 925 times:
It does not look that different but it looks like the logo has been messed up and does not look as nice.
BA does own British European Airways,
but the title is "British European" so they own the rights.
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I think the new livery looks much more "purposeful" than the old one, nice to see the arrow finally pointing the same way as the aircraft! I would say though that it would look better if the point of the arrow on the tail was not cut off.
Having seen the 2 liveries side by side @ BHX recently, I have to say I perfer the new one.
In the press release at; http://www.british-european.com
The airline made the point of stressing the new name was British European, and that it would not be shortened to BEA or referred to as British European Airways.
BE operate a large fleet of BAe146s (-1/2/300) alongside CRJs and Dash 8Qs (-1/3/4) which are replacing F-27s and SH-360s. The 8Q-400s haven't been delivered yet.
Since turing back the clock is impossible, given my choice, I would go with the scheme in the first photo. That said, it is nice to hear the familiar ring of "British European," even without the "Airways."
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery