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Iberia - New Livery?  
User currently offlineMkirch72 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 198 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12266 times:

Is there any talk of updating IB's livery? They have one of the most dated in Western Europe. From the colors to the script to the logo on the tail it screams the 80's at its best. It reminds me of the old Hawaiian logo that they did away with some years ago - just a different color scheme.

Thoughts?

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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12236 times:

This should go to Polls and Preferences. Or just get deleted as it has been discussed to death.


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User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12034 times:

That was a bit harsh IBERIA747. If you have the apprpriate link let Mkirch72 know. BTW I like IB as it is. Reminds me of AA. It says "Spain" with the colors and crown. Better than Eurowhite and kind of classic IMHO.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11973 times:

In my opinion, the colors are fantastic and the fact that color is abundant is also great. However, the design is a bit dated.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 11895 times:

I dread the day they'll change livery! Eurowhite and bland tail


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User currently offlineQazar From Canada, joined May 2006, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 11690 times:

I agree - they have one of the most recognizable brand colours. I really like seeing the IBERIA colours and don't think it's ugly!!!

User currently offlineIberiaA319 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 574 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 11624 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
In my opinion, the colors are fantastic and the fact that color is abundant is also great.



Quoting Qazar (Reply 5):
I agree - they have one of the most recognizable brand colours.

 checkmark  Agree with both of you. Even if the livery is more than 25 years old, it's very representative and worked well for Iberia, I like it.

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
has been discussed to death.



Quoting ORDagent (Reply 2):
If you have the apprpriate link let Mkirch72 know.

It has been discussed several times...and a.net has a wonderful search page:

IBERIA's Old Livery (by Alitalia7e7 Apr 13 2004 in Civil Aviation)
Iberia's Livery (by IberiaN Sep 25 2003 in Civil Aviation)
New Iberia Livery? (by Boeing777/747 May 13 2003 in Civil Aviation)
Iberia´s Livery (by Na Dec 3 2002 in Civil Aviation)
Iberia New Livery Design! (by Air Orange Jan 28 2002 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineGlidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1020 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 11624 times:

Have been spotting in ZRH this Saturday for a few hours. The IBERIA livery just pops in the eyes. Somehow I like it a lot, the colors show pretty much the mostly warm/ hot regions of Spain.
If IB would really change the livery, they should be careful, not to loose the classic "spirit" of the current livery.

How about some design suggestions from our artists here in A.NET regarding a new IB livery?

Regards,
Patrick



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 11546 times:

Quoting ORDagent (Reply 2):
That was a bit harsh IBERIA747

Well I think it just depends on how "sensitive" the person is. The truth is that I never thought about being harsh with that, but just in case...I apologize to those who think that it was harsh.

Anyway, the truth is that this forum is full of those "airlines in need of a new livery" threads, of which we see a new one at least once per month....Air France, Iberia, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia are always mentioned there so I think saying that it's been discussed to death is right...and if you do a search in the polls and preferences area you will see that what I say is true.

Anyway, in addition to the links provided by IberiaA319 I'm giving you 3 more, so you'll be entertained for a while.

RE: What Airlines Are In Need For A New Livery? (by Gearup380 Mar 30 2006 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)#ID81789
Airlines Overdue For New Livery (by Amirs Jan 23 2005 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)#ID34384
Airlines That Haven't Changed Their C/s In 25 Yrs (by Mozart Oct 16 2004 in Aviation Polls & Prefs)#ID25017

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 6):
Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
In my opinion, the colors are fantastic and the fact that color is abundant is also great.



Quoting Qazar (Reply 5):
I agree - they have one of the most recognizable brand colours.

Agree with both of you. Even if the livery is more than 25 years old, it's very representative and worked well for Iberia, I like it.

It still works well I think.

Quoting Glidepath73 (Reply 7):
If IB would really change the livery, they should be careful, not to loose the classic "spirit" of the current livery.

Totally agree. I think they shouldn't try to fix something that isn't broken.

Remember that this is a site for aviation enthusiasts and most of us tend to be picky for things like this, but the truth is that more than 90% of the flying public can't even notice the difference between an A340 and a MD-87. However, they can recognize/identify an airline by it's livery more often, and Iberia has one of those easily identifiable schemes.

[Edited 2006-05-28 22:18:23]


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User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11505 times:

If there is one thing that I like about Iberia is the livery! It has one of the most recognizable liveries, and changing it would be very risky. Maybe they could change the font (I don't think they should) but not the entire livery.

saludos  Smile



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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11499 times:

Leave it the way it is. It shows the colors of the spanish flag, it's bright, it's easily distinguished from far, and it really looks nice on the new A346s! If it aint broken, don't fix it!

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8581 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11462 times:
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Quoting Mark777300 (Reply 10):
Leave it the way it is. It shows the colors of the spanish flag,



are you quite sure that all three of those colours in the stripe are present in the Spanish flag ??



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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11436 times:

well, at least two of three colors are the spanish flag, which make up the colors on the IB on the tail.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11436 times:

Quoting Mark777300 (Reply 10):
Leave it the way it is. It shows the colors of the spanish flag,

Actually the taillogo has the two colours of the Spanish flag (along with the Crown), however the middle stripe on the fuselage is in a lighter shade of red, which isn't part of the Spanish flag.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6364 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11263 times:
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If there is anything I like about Iberia, the only one is their livery. They should not change it.

User currently offlineIB787 From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11221 times:

I agree, IB should not change their livery, but they could wash their aircrafts sometimes

User currently offlinePenpusher From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11212 times:

""the tail it screams the 80's at its best. ""

Its a 1970's scheme and its a good one, lets keep it


User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 11054 times:

Quoting Penpusher (Reply 16):
Its a 1970's scheme

Yes. It was introduced in 1977 when Iberia's 50th anniversary was celebrated.

Wow...time goes fast!. Iberia will celebrate it's 80th birthday next year!



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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10800 times:

oh my god....a 30 year livery. it s about time they changed it.
eurowhite wouldnt be the best option but at least it would look better than the current outdated and sort of kitsch livery they have.



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User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10609 times:

Iberia's livery is one of the most instantly recognisable ones out there! As soon as you see those colours you immediately think 'Spain'! It's so distinctive and lovely!

Sad day if that ever gets changed.


User currently offlineABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10371 times:

IBE6402/6403 fly over KCRP between LEMD-MMMX every few days. And at FL360 its still a very recognizable scheme. If anything keep the colors just touch it up a bit.


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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3228 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10303 times:

Quoting Goodbye (Reply 19):
Sad day if that ever gets changed.

One can change and adapt a c/s or livery without making it unrecognisable from the previous iteration. There is brand equity and heritage in the current scheme and colour palette so an evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach to change would be appropriate in my mind.

Overall I do think it looks a little dated and tired, in need of refreshment!

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineMkirch72 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 198 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9959 times:

Quoting Goodbye (Reply 19):
Iberia's livery is one of the most instantly recognisable ones out there! As soon as you see those colours you immediately think 'Spain'! It's so distinctive and lovely!

Sad day if that ever gets changed.

Changing the livery doesn't mean changing what makes it stand out. From the posts I've read so far, the colors of the Spanish flag and perhaps the crown are what people like the most.

I think it would be nice to upgrade the livery. Think of El Al's new livery - same color scheme but it has been "modernized".

Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 1):
Or just get deleted as it has been discussed to death.

Some of us have not been members of this site since its inception and may or may not know if this topic has already been discussed.

I didn't realize there was a polls and preferences section. I apologize for having caused you so much inconvenience.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9903 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

I also agree, don't change the livery! It's very recognisable (one of the very few classic liveries sill flying around).

A388  Smile


User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1582 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9732 times:

Quoting Mkirch72 (Reply 22):
Some of us have not been members of this site since its inception and may or may not know if this topic has already been discussed.

I didn't realize there was a polls and preferences section. I apologize for having caused you so much inconvenience.

Pay no attention to the nasty comments. I dont understand why some get so bent out of shape if something is discussed two or more times especially if it hasn't been discussed for a long time. There are new people to this site all the time and some are not familiar with all the features. Some of these guys are ready to string you up if you start a thread which has been discussed before.



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25 Post contains images Asturias : I love the IB livery. Very distinct, clean and easy to recognize. It is an absolute classic and that it looks '70s is great! Iberia is the Spanish fla
26 TriStar500 : Why change and destroy a perfectly working logo and corporate identity, just because some spotters/ plane nerds are bored?[Edited 2006-05-29 13:18:07]
27 Levent : I love the Iberia livery, but the only problem is that the red tends to fade quickly due to the harsh Spanish sun burning on it. Happened with my car
28 Dme : Quoting Goodbye, "Iberia's livery is one of the most instantly recognisable ones out there!", Did you know that the Spanish flag was chosen in a conte
29 FSPilot747 : I like Iberia's livery. It's beautiful and original. Why change something that isn't broken?
30 Cure : My personal opinion is that IB's livery is really horrible (actually one of the bigs' worst), the opposite of classy and pretty "cheap", but I agree i
31 767-332ER : That's why you inform yourself and read the very detailed rules that are setup. IBERIA747 hasn't been here since the site's inception either, yet he
32 Post contains links and images September11 : Let's take a look at Iberia's livery .... View Large View MediumPhoto © Bernardo Andrade Why change the livery? Keep the livery, Iberia.
33 Babybus : When an airline starts changing liveries it normally means they have run out of business ideas. The British always think of Spain as a holiday destina
34 EurostarVA : I've flown Iberia for 20 years now. I don't mean to offend anyone, but I think the livery is a disgrace. Although I think the product is great and the
35 767-332ER : Comparing the colors that have been displayed in the 21st century, I would rather stick to most of the livery ideas that have come from the 1970's.
36 Post contains images IBERIA747 : Jens...I could not have said it better!!!. Same goes for American Airlines, Lufthansa, Alitalia or Air France. In case you haven't noticed, and even
37 Amhilde : I think it would be possible to keep the colors but update the look with the font and the color design on the plane. No one said it had to go Eurowhit
38 Post contains images Aisak : There's one "little risk" by proposing that   Iberia has recently changed its website logo from: to Let's not play with fire... The current one is n
39 EUROBUS : Ha, ha!! I love this! Ok, let's talk about corporative identities! You know how difficult it is to create and position a long term image?? Look at Gen
40 Post contains images RICARIZA : I LOVE IT AS IS! Couldn't be more Spanish.. the "dated" part that some refer to, for me is the best part. Liveries like AM, AA, AZ, IB, AF, KL (on the
41 EurostarVA : There must be so many ways of retaining the IBERIA logo idea, but modernizing it somewhat. TKeep the colors, even increase them on the fuselage, but r
42 Post contains images MotorHussy : But compared to its Iberian stablemate it looks boring... Subjective I know, but it's my opinion. Love the colour palette and the stripe. Actually, it
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