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Why AE Colors On CI Widebodies Again  
User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
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why are CI painting AE colors on their planes again? I thought the problem with them flying to places with their own colors was over. I know there were some posts where some people said it was CIs attempt at a new "non Chinese " identity but the Mandarin colors are so 1970ish! This is their one A343 leased from Boeing, is there a reason they painted this one this way and not any others??

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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

So there were no more planes in Mandarin livery?

Slightly larger titles is the only thing lacking in this sharp-looking livery. Golden logo on a dark tail and some lines along the fuselage. No eurowhite nonsense here. Beautiful A340 wow!


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
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Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 1):
So there were no more planes in Mandarin livery?

no widebodies at least in recent years, their domestic/regional narrowbodies 738, F100 are the only jets sporting the Mandarin livery


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting Trex8 (Thread starter):
why are CI painting AE colors on their planes again?

I believe this was already asked and answered in Reply #41 of this thread:

RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines? (by FlyingHippo Mar 22 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2673174



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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
RE: Why Is China Airlines Called China Airlines? (by FlyingHippo Mar 22 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2673174

>As for CI renaming itself? CI is already doing that through its' subsidiary, AE. Infact, CI is in the process of repainting their leased A343 to AE's colors. Some speculate CI is doing that to transform itself way from "China Airlines" name, but CI states they're repainting the A343 for AE's growth plans. Sad... I love CI's colors a lot more than AE's colors.

>BTW, I saw on the news today the one CI A340 that was repainted in Mandarin Airlines colors. That plane will be used for presidential trips apparently. Pretty damn ugly if you ask me. Ironically, the dull scheme makes it look mainland Chinese.


what growth plans could AE possibly be contemplating which needs a A343?????
I could see using A333s, in fact aren't some CI KHH-HKG A333 flights operating with AE numbers . But are AE really starting to go longhaul again???
The idea its all a big hoohaa for President Chen to use as his presidential plane on overseas trips (he has a bee up his a... about getting the word China out of all Taiwanese companies) seems implausible. If he is really that worked up about CI's livery he's got a Air Force VIP 738 he can fly on or he can go on BR which is owned by some of his political fundraisers!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

Why dont they adopt the Mandarin brand name on China Airlines livery?

User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 5):
Why dont they adopt the Mandarin brand name on China Airlines livery?

The CI livery certainly looks better than the very conservative Mandarin scheme.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2410 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 5):
Why dont they adopt the Mandarin brand name on China Airlines livery?

or combine the two names


User currently offlineAlexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 4):
The idea its all a big hoohaa for President Chen to use as his presidential plane on overseas trips (he has a bee up his a... about getting the word China out of all Taiwanese companies) seems implausible. If he is really that worked up about CI's livery he's got a Air Force VIP 738 he can fly on or he can go on BR which is owned by some of his political fundraisers!

Both the Presidential Office and CI deny that the re-painting has anything to do with the Preisdent's upcoming trip. CI says that the aircraft will begin serving the KHH-HKG route for Mandarin Airlines more.

BR no longer sponsors the DPP, and the Evergreen Group has been leaning towards the KMT for a long time already.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
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Quoting Alexchao (Reply 8):
Both the Presidential Office and CI deny that the re-painting has anything to do with the Preisdent's upcoming trip. CI says that the aircraft will begin serving the KHH-HKG route for Mandarin Airlines more.

why would they put their only 3 class A343 on KHH-TPE???? wouldn't it make more sense to paint a A333 in AE colors??


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Air China
China Airlines
stop
My head hurts. Who is who is who?

Bring on "Mandarain Taiwanese Airlines".
And a fresh coat of paint.



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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
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CI were there first, by about 3 decades+, so why should they give up their name to CA???

User currently offlineCXCPA From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 11):

this is becoz the president of Republic of China (now is known as Taiwan) want to perform independence of Taiwan. He want to seperate China and Taiwan completely. To do this, he need to change the company name which contains the word "China", China Airlines is one of the company he want to take action.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):

it is very easy to classify, the airline has better livery and better service is from Taiwan, the airline has an old-fashioned levery and have communist style service is from China.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4745 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
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Quoting CXCPA (Reply 12):
Republic of China (now is known as Taiwan)

not to quible but even the present President still agrees with the present constitution of the present government on the island known usually as Taiwan that the nation is still called the Republic of China, at least for now anyway!


User currently offlineTPEcanuck From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 13):
not to quible but even the present President still agrees with the present constitution of the present government on the island known usually as Taiwan that the nation is still called the Republic of China, at least for now anyway!

To quibble some more....the new ROC passports have TAIWAN in all caps featured very prominently on the front.

Trust me, as a foreigner, I never know if I should refer to my friends here as Taiwanese or Chinese, never mind what we are calling airlines these days!

cheers


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