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G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme  
User currently offlineHARLEYF150 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 27405 times:

It is rumoured that G-VRED, Virgin's next A340-600 will be in the new colour scheme.Does anybody know when we can expect to see this aircraft also will the main fuselage remain silver or be painted white like Virgin America.

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User currently offlinePropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 27237 times:

I hope they keep the silver, the combo of the silver and red just looks great. I wish they were keeping more of the purple as it seems to give it a richer look.

sorry i have no information regarding whether or not G-VRED will be in the new scheme.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27069 times:

There was already a thread about the new VS scheme... there were photos and everything!

Yep, its basically the scheme of Virgin America, but with the colours (incl. silver) from VS .


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27054 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
There was already a thread about the new VS scheme... there were photos and everything!

Anyone have links? Search didn't work, of course.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 27037 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
Anyone have links? Search didn't work, of course.

Search didn't work for me, either. Can somebody please post a link on where to find those pictures.


User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 26890 times:

I started the thread with the new livery pic. It was called something like "VS new livery pic".Cant find it now though, deleted???

Cheers


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 25519 times:

So does anyone have any links whatsoever?

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineZarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 25443 times:

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 5):
started the thread with the new livery pic. It was called something like "VS new livery pic".Cant find it now though, deleted???

Just do a search for your own username......

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2862795


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23672 times:

Oh no! The photo on that link has vanished!

Speedmarque, any chance you can post the picture again, please?


User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23183 times:

Uwhh there's a photo of a 747 in the new colours on the other forum topic, just scroll down to reply 64, and you will see the plane which already fly's in the new colours since june!

User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 23070 times:



Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 22702 times:

AFAIK, thats VS's one off 21st Bday scheme, NOT the new colour scheme

User currently offlineLovinitflyboy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 22675 times:

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 9):
Uwhh there's a photo of a 747 in the new colours on the other forum topic, just scroll down to reply 64, and you will see the plane which already fly's in the new colours since june!

Thats not the new colour scheme!


That a promo one to celebrate the airlines 21st birthday!
It was rumored that "Birthday Girl" would be the first to wear the new colours when she gets repainted back to "Lady Penelope".


User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 21176 times:

Their current livery is just perfect. I hope they stay with it.
But if for the first time since years a livery change can be positive, so Virgin is able to improve it just a little more, then who am I :P



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 20998 times:

I just saw on CNN that Branson's VS profits to be used to fight greenhouse effect (as discussed in another thread). But they showed a Green-tailed VS! Is that what you were talking about?

It looked just like the current red/blue-lined tail, but instead of the red was green.

 Smile



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User currently offlineLovinitflyboy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 20851 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 14):
It looked just like the current red/blue-lined tail, but instead of the red was green.

No, the red and green is Virgin Nigeria, i'm still trying to find the picture of the new livery. it's not a huge change, but just a little bit fresher that the old one!


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2449 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 20761 times:

So does this mean every week there will be two repeat threads:

"How many VS aircraft in new colour"

and

"I'm flying XYZ-ZYX on VS next month, will I have a new colour aircraft?"

 coffee 



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 20560 times:

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 11):
AFAIK, thats VS's one off 21st Bday scheme, NOT the new colour scheme

Correct... that isn't the photo from the original thread...

... I do hope someone can post it!

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 15):
just a little bit fresher that the old one!

Agreed... it does look clean and modern.


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 20474 times:

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 15):
No, the red and green is Virgin Nigeria, i'm still trying to find the picture of the new livery. it's not a huge change, but just a little bit fresher that the old one!

It clearly said Virgin-Atlantic and not Nigeria. There was also an animation in which the red VS tail became green. They reshowed the clip now on CNN as I am writing this messege.



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User currently offlineJustplanecrazy From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 20106 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 18):

your not the only one who gets red and green confused with each other im always doing the same thing at traffic lights
 Sad



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7681 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 18808 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 14):
I just saw on CNN that Branson's VS profits to be used to fight greenhouse effect

Is this more Branson spin?

Back in 1987 he started the 'Mates' project. This was at the height of concern about AIDS. He declared it a 'hetrosexual disease' and proclaimed that within a decade there would be tens of thousands of British deaths from AIDS every year. He bought condoms from an American manufacturer, Ansell's in Alabama, for 4p. He branded them 'Virgin Mates' and sold them to British retailers for 12p. He demanded the retailers sell them for 12p. He announced he would capture 60 per cent of the British condom market within 12 months and treble the use of condoms in the UK.

At that time he also founded what he called the 'Healthcare Foundation', a 'fulfilment of a lifetime ambition', to be funded from the profits derived from 'Mates'. He said at the time according to 'Branson' by Tom Bower that 'AIDS is fast becoming a heterosexual disease' a problem which constitutes a crisis of monumental proportions. He claimed that within ten years 'tens of thousands' of Britons would die annually from AIDS. He said that if Mates failed he would loose 'many millions of pounds'. He said according to Bower 'It's a loss I am prepared to accept because I care for the people who represent our future health, wealth and prosperity.' As Bower points out, at that time 'No one challenged his sincerity.' Yet a decade later instead of there being 'tens of thousands' of British AIDS deaths there were just 400.

Within six months of launch 35 million Mates' condoms were sold. But then sales started to fall rapidly. Allegations of Mates splitting and bursting appeared in the UK press. Branson legally forced the Guardian newspaper to retract an article with apologies though later it was shown to be substantially true.

After one year Virgin Group sold Mates to Ansell (Pacific Dunlop) for £1 million that was paid to the Healthcare Foundation. The estimated Virgin Group overall losses were £4 million while the £1 million was used for the administrative costs of the foundation. The flame of Branson's 'lifetime ambition' had been blown out.

Donating the profits of any Virgin Group business will be impossible to monitor as they are private companies mostly owned through trusts set up in tax havens, primailly the Virgin Islands. They have extremely complex inter relations and use capital transfers and debts between the multitude of companies to legally reduce the tax paid.

Are the events of 1987 when there was great concern about AIDS anything like the events of 2006 when there is great concern about Global Warming? Is it a coincidence that Branson is spinning now like he spun then? You - and time - can be the judges.


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 17392 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 20):
Is this more Branson spin?

Just more venom from you i belive...

Virgin still make those condoms... (I've got one or two somewhere...)

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 18):
It clearly said Virgin-Atlantic and not Nigeria. There was also an animation in which the red VS tail became green. They reshowed the clip now on CNN as I am writing this messege.

I promise you the new livery for Virgin Atlantic is NOT green...

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 12):
That a promo one to celebrate the airlines 21st birthday!
It was rumored that "Birthday Girl" would be the first to wear the new colours when she gets repainted back to "Lady Penelope".

She is back as Lady Penelope... Minus the balloon, it was decided to keep the flying maiden on the tail... The new livery is silver IIRC... but no one has seen any "new" and "Official" photos of it...



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 16767 times:

Quoting Justplanecrazy (Reply 19):
your not the only one who gets red and green confused with each other im always doing the same thing at traffic lights

LoL! I took a photo of my TV screen which shows the GREEN VS jet, but its not clear. I'm going to link it anyway so you believe me! :P
Once again, I did not zoom in and the pic is not clear since the commerical appeared just as I was looking at my camera.


http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5051/vsgreenlm9.jpg



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User currently offlineSpeedmarque From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 16669 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 8):
Speedmarque, any chance you can post the picture again, please?

Sorry I dont have it anymore. The silver stays, tail all red and tapers on fuselage a-la Virgin America and new font. Thats it.


Oh and dont be surprised if VS paint a plane green to promote their latest green stunt, they had a girl called Claudia in a specially made green uniform when I worked there in the nineties. It promoted the can-recycling when thet started doing that.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7681 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 16447 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 21):
Virgin still make those condoms...

Virgin NEVER EVER manufactured condoms. As I said in my original reply they bought condoms manufactured by Ansell in Alabama and sold them under the Virgin Mates trade name. As I also said they sold their Mates business to Ansell around a year after launch about 18 years ago.

What I did not say as I thought it irrelevant to this thread was that Ansell, who are headquartered in Red Bank NJ, turned Mates into a great success increasing their market share to 16 per cent and, after increasing Branson's low, low prices, now have a very profitable business.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 21):
Just more venom from you i believe...

Only if you prefer fairy tales to documented history. If you want to learn more about Mates why not start at the ansells.com web site?


25 Timboflier215 : Thats probably a CNN graphic rather than a Virgin graphic to illustrate the story of Branson giving £3B to fight global warming
26 Vasu : Ok, there IS a photo of G-VRED on the net... you'll find it on a certain competing website...! Looks pretty good, although the photo angle isn't ideal
27 CHRISBA777ER : ...and very good they are too.
28 HARLEYF150 : Thanks for the head's up Vasu,not sure which version i prefer i think that this new scheme will probably look better on the 747 than it does on the 34
29 AlitaliaMD11 : I like the new livery, I wish the Virgin Atlantic titles where smaller though.
30 Demoose : I also saw the footage of the Green Tailed VS A340 on national news here in the UK. I think it was just a bit of PR computer generated footage put out
31 Post contains links and images American777 : I found a picture of their brand-new livery. It looks like they liked Virgin America's tail design because it looks real similar to it. I personally p
32 Post contains links and images Vasu : Just to make it a bit easier... here's the new livery!
33 777WT : Very nice! I notice the red colors are deeper and richier, and it covers a part of the tail instead of just the rudder. Also the virgin atlantic name
34 BY188B : the new one looks plain, the old one looked far more futuristic
35 Cloudyapple : Is it white or is it the same silvery colour as before? Looks to me it's white with a pearl effect. Terminology - the rudder is just the moving part o
36 GOCAPS16 : Doesn't look any better to me. Kevin
37 Zeke : I think the tail design and aft fuse they have on the 744 looks better. They will just need to keep cleaning the coffee stains from the belly as it m
38 Anax : doesn't look THAT much different
39 Post contains images Legoguy : That looks rubbish compared to the original one! I prefer the purple stripe running along the edge of the red!
40 Post contains images Nethkt : Would love to see with my real eyes. I think it's too plain...Virgin needs something more fabolous! catchy! ...sexy, naughty and bitchy!! Majust chang
41 RJ111 : Very stylish. I'm glad they got rid of the blue and that annoying grey tone on the fuselage.
42 QatarA340 : I liked the old one better. It gave VS a bolder look I think. There is something missing in this new one; i dont know what it is.
43 EurostarVA : Now that VS revised its livery, I wonder if VK (Virgin Nigeria) will follow suit? Anyone seen VK's 733 5N-VNE it was supposed to be rolled out of the
44 Post contains images Ardian : I completely agree . I think it's a bit boring.
45 LTU932 : It's hideous. The previous silver colourscheme is way better than this.
46 Alitalia744 : Hideous.... Filler....................................
47 MaverickM11 : And why are they doing this again?
48 Post contains images Leezyjet : It IS still SILVER. The Silver does look like a light grey in dull light conditions (have a look through the bd of the current livery) - compare the
49 Candid76 : To save on emissions he could just operate all his flights from uncongested airports. Surely concentrating most of your operation on LHR is about as e
50 Post contains links and images Vasu : *Nods frantically with a huge grin* I reckon the fuselage is the same colour... its just the lighting conditions. Compare: and ...that's just differe
51 LawnDart : Maybe the flight attendants will get a new uniform, red leather of course, complete with whips and chains...
52 Fly_yhm : I don't like this new one I think the purple tirm is much better.
53 Post contains images Ferret : Hmm, I do like it better. I think it looks cleaner. I never disliked the old one, but no that i see the 'freshened' look, I think its a nice improvem
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