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Singapore Airlines Adopts Larger Titling On Planes  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6238 times:

Singapore Airlines Limited seems to be adopting for sure (barring some extravaganza in terms of a livery change which slowly seems more and more unlikely), the larger A380 typeface.

I came to this conclusion while about to sleep and browsing through KrisShop.



Looks different. And the tail seems slightly whitened at the bottom too.


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User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

I prefer the current style. It's classy, and refined. Just like SQ.


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User currently offlineSlz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5799 times:

Reminds me of this really:


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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

In preparation for the arrival of the 380 they have removed the 'MEGATOP' titles from all (?) their 744s:

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User currently offlinePieinthesky From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 3):
In preparation for the arrival of the 380 they have removed the 'MEGATOP' titles from all (?) their 744s:

They have been removing ALL the names - Megatop, Jubilee etc - for a while now. The current CEO is not a fan of them apparently.

The only one that has survived so far has been Mega Arc on the 744F's.


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

I am not very fond of those huge titles on the A380 - they're simply too big and remind me of an LCC - the very last thing SIA should be compared with.

User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5090 times:

The A380 titles are terrible but those new 777 titles (if true) are fine.

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4995 times:
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Quoting VV701 (Reply 3):
In preparation for the arrival of the 380 they have removed the 'MEGATOP' titles from all (?) their 744s:

I was going to ask about that. They should have left megatop and used mega ark for the 380.



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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

EWWW. Subtly is sometimes better for design. Why are they going for big titles. Even on the A380 its seems...LCCish. Just add .com after it and they have dropped in status.

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 4):
They have been removing ALL the names - Megatop, Jubilee etc - for a while now. The current CEO is not a fan of them apparently.

I wish they would have kept them.
Megatop 747
Jubilee 777
Leadership A345

The 777 and A345 which were new have names of prestige or honor. I like them better than Megatop.

A380 could have been "Celebration", "Triumph" or "Ambition".
787 could have been "Friendship", "Experience" or "Endeavour"

Did they have names for their other planes?

[Edited 2006-07-17 15:48:15]


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User currently offlinePieinthesky From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 7):
They should have left megatop and used mega ark for the 380.

Why would they call the A380 the same name as their 747 freight aircraft ???.


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

I would have gone for "Megaliner" with the A380 - fits in nicely with the 744 Megatop and the 787 Dreamliner.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 4427 times:

SIAs A388 should be called: EMPRESS

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Micke  Wink



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 7):
I was going to ask about that. They should have left megatop and used mega ark for the 380.

But the problem here is that the top deck of a 380 is much more mega than that of a 744.

I noted an SQ 744F on approach to LHR over Chelsea recently and saw for the first time the 'MEGA ARK' titles on the underside of the nose. Did the passenger version have 'MEGATOP' titles in this same, rather unusual position?


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 11):
SIAs A388 should be called: EMPRESS

I know you are trying to invoke the idea of "Queen of the Sky" but in a little more graduer, but the name in the SIA tradition would not work. It has gender and doesn't "define the function". If you use Empress, then you have to have Emperor which may cause problems in some countries or with the manufacturer. SIA likes to keep everyone happy. Maybe change the E to an I...and you have a word that would work quite well with an A388.

Jubilee = celebration, joy, excitement
Leadership = strength, professional, guidance
Impress = favorable, lasting affect, memorable

"The A388 combined with the SIA experience will impress anyone who flies. Good Impressions make lasting memories."

I personally don't like Megatop. It sounds like it was thought up by a surfer. "Totally megatop dude." It doesn't fit with the elegant names of the 777 and A345. Megatop = big head, circus, Vanilla Ice's hair. It is the contradiction of "Queen of the Sky".



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Impress????

Eewwwww.........

Micke//SWE  yuck 



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3744 times:
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Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 9):
Why would they call the A380 the same name as their 747 freight aircraft ???.

I meant to say find another name for the freighters.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8565 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3733 times:
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Quoting Singapore_Air (Thread starter):
I came to this conclusion while about to sleep and browsing through KrisShop.

no offense , but airline models offered through their duty free catalogues often have disportionate titles and slightly odd liveries , I would have thought that if SQ were going to release a modified livery this would not be the medium that they would choose to do it through ( although if you are right it would be nice to say goodbye to the ugly gold stripe that they have had on the fin for the last few years - IMHO it has always clashed horribly with the yellow logo)



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User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Ummm.... that gold strip on the tail you're talking about is actually Orange, and the yellow logo you're talking about is actually Gold.  Wink

Andrew


User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

VV701,

The MegaArk had "MegaArk" written on the underside because when the nose opened up, you wouuld be able to see that the open nose was that of an SIA744F, named the MegaArk. The B744 Megatop only had the titles on the side of the aircraft near the cockpit.

9V-SPJ


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7532 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Quoting 9V-SPJ (Reply 18):
VV701,

The MegaArk had "MegaArk" written on the underside because when the nose opened up, you wouuld be able to see that the open nose was that of an SIA744F, named the MegaArk. The B744 Megatop only had the titles on the side of the aircraft near the cockpit.

9V-SPJ

Logical. Thanks for the information.


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