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Just Saw The 'new' Taag Scheme  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9630 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5719 times:
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They stripped off the 'new' (or revised) colros and repainted them in the old colors, with the old titles.

The TAAG logo is now on the engine (737).

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User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5680 times:
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[Edited 2006-10-10 20:25:49]

User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

Now why the hell would they want to do that? The new livery was looking great, except for the type...


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

Quoting 777MechSys (Reply 1):
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

My thoughts exactly!!!



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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
The new livery was looking great, except for the type...

I guess I am the odd guy out for liking the old one better, as it truly stands out from the crowd.

IMHO ET made s serious mistaking in ditching its great classic livery and I am glad DT did not do the same. Their "old" one ages well and is truly timeless.

Just my  twocents 


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5537 times:

Why in hell would they do that. How much extra did it cost them to revert back to the old colour scheme?


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User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5523 times:
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Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
How much extra did it cost them to revert back to the old colour scheme?

Whatever Goodrich charges to repaint an airplane. It's like buying a new car. Taking it to a body shop and having it repainted.


User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 5):
Why in hell would they do that. How much extra did it cost them to revert back to the old colour scheme?

If you produced as much oil as they do, you would not care about the additional cots for a paint job either, if you liked the old one better  

[Edited 2006-10-10 22:58:42]

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9630 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5492 times:
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also lost revenue for not being in service.

User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

I'm still in favour of this one:
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User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 8):
also lost revenue for not being in service

The delay of their entry into service is caused by pilot training taking longer than expected rather than the repainting.


User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 4):
I guess I am the odd guy out for liking the old one better

I like the old one as well, but they seemed set on changing it before. Guess they changed their mind...



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5317 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 4):


IMHO ET made s serious mistaking in ditching its great classic livery and I am glad DT did not do the same. Their "old" one ages well and is truly timeless.

Why do you say that? Is ET suffering as a result of the change? If a serious mistake, I am sure you can back it up...


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 2):
Now why the hell would they want to do that?

They probably listened to me!  bigthumbsup  But seriously, I slightly like the old livery better. I have to see how the 777 will look like (it looked great in the new c/s but I don't think that same livery fit their 737-700 as well). Meanwhile, their 732s do look so good in the old livery, and so will the 777.

Kinda like the new Kenya Airways, which is the other way around, looks great on the 737s but awful in the 777, in my opinion. Some of these 'modern' liveries can look better or worse depending on the aircraft.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 9):
I'm still in favour of this one:

I'll say it once again.. that's unbelievably disgusting. Lila design shouldnt' be in the airline livery business.


User currently offline777MechSys From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
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Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 10):
The delay of their entry into service is caused by pilot training taking longer than expected rather than the repainting.

Boeing can't train them on aircraft that are in the hanger being stripped and repainted.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
They stripped off the 'new' (or revised) colros and repainted them in the old colors, with the old titles.

The TAAG logo is now on the engine (737).

Here's a picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=266441468&size=o


User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 9):
I'm still in favour of this one:

http://www.airliners.net/uf/536896019/1145383649NJtqX8.gif

This is the design is what we of Lila Design (http://www.liladesign.com) proposed to TAAG late 2005 but TAAG was already helped with a new design. Lila Design changed its TAAG proposal very recently in other colours and presents it now as a study model:

http://www.liladesign.com/images/UAAW-United-African-Airways.gif

The new TAAG livery (below) is propably a bonus by Boeing as part of the aircraft order. The new TAAG livery looks very promising but the old TAAG fuselage titles they added to this scheme is a very poor performance: unbalanced. What a pitty they harming that new livery design with it, not very professional i.m.o.

Nevertheless I think they painted one of the new Boeing 737s in the old TAAG colours (see far below) to use it for the hand over ceremony in November to put it next to a 737 in new colours to show the public that TAAG made an identity change...


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User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

Quoting Owleye (Reply 16):
Nevertheless I think they painted one of the new Boeing 737s in the old TAAG colours (see far below) to use it for the hand over ceremony in November to put it next to a 737 in new colours to show the public that TAAG made an identity change...

I think they just axed the "new" livery, since it looks like the 777 is also being repainted. I like the new livery but the type on it is very weak, not just the old TAAG logo. I'm thankful that at least they're not using Arial, now that would be a nightmare.



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

Quoting Antiuser (Reply 17):
I'm thankful that at least they're not using Arial, now that would be a nightmare.

Well, the Arial is not that bad if used properly but the Helvetica fonttype TAAG is using for 'Angola Airlines' is really outdated (well for aircraft paint designs).


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 4):
IMHO ET made s serious mistaking in ditching its great classic livery and I am glad DT did not do the same. Their "old" one ages well and is truly timeless.

The old Ethiopian scheme was one of the last beautiful "classic" timeless african liveries and foolishly, it was replaced by a very poor design. Fortunately we still have TAAG keeping that wonderful livery of theirs for some time.

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 18):
Well, the Arial is not that bad if used properly but the Helvetica fonttype TAAG is using for 'Angola Airlines' is really outdated (well for aircraft paint designs).

There's the concept of balance in design. If you used a thick arial or some funky looking font the whole thing would lose it's elegance. The original TAAG livery is made so the viewer focuses on the design. That was probably the reasoning behind leaving the ''TAAG" letters the same in the just scrapped look (but with the design being totally differen't it didnt work).

The 'angola airlines' letters are just the right size and font in the classic design. They by themselves don't have to look "modern" or anything, they're not the focus of attention, just there denoting where the airline is from. I personally wish more airlines would do this. Gives the plane an air of importance.

Now wearing classic colors the 737-700 looks sharp! The way the just abandoned scheme's color curved along the fuselage was out of harmony with the straight-edge triangular pattern on the tail. This was less obvious on the 777.

To be fair to Owleye (sorry if my comment was rude, I apologize) that concept looks cool, but has no elegance whatsoever that's what I was trying to say. I mean it takes a while to see what the fuselage design is, if you focus on the letters, you can't focus on the design which then just appears as patches of color. That livery looks more like a logojet (think of the Toronto Raptors A320, or the ANA A321 with that had photo fuselage stickers). It has creativity but lacks elegance and the colors are too strong. Also at first sight that Ram can seem like a woodpecker or some bird.. It looks too much like a cartoon.

I like how the 777 in the olive-green and orange looks a lot more. (it balances out the bold scheme with more calmed tones) Unfortunately, that same livery doesn't fit on the 737 well.

Great Job! and good decision TAAG for keeping the TIMELESS and BEAUTIFUL paintscheme.


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

For me, this was great news...the old colors are much better looking and surely have that harmony which the new one hasn't.

 Smile


User currently offlineAmerican777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

So why did they change their colorscheme back to the old colors?!

If it was because of the titles that weren't big enough, this should have worked for them:

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JOE.  Confused


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

For those of you wondering why they had to revert back to the old scheme it was due to the airline not receiving permisision from the Angolan goverment to change the airlines scheme to the new one.

As they were not given permission, the aircraft will all now be painted in the airlines old colours.

I must admit the old colours does still look nice on the 73G  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4550 times:

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 18):
Well, the Arial is not that bad if used properly but the Helvetica fonttype TAAG is using for 'Angola Airlines' is really outdated (well for aircraft paint designs).

I'll respectfully disagree with you. Arial is made for a screen setting and should not be used for print, if you pay attention you'll see that the proportions and kerning are a fair bit off. Not to mention the design itself is awful. Helvetica is the workhorse of workhorses, surely not optimal but it will only look outdated if you let it - look at Ian Anderson's work for examples... and in the aviation industry, look no further than American Airlines.

(Sorry for the slight off-topic)



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User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2707 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 13):
I'll say it once again.. that's unbelievably disgusting. Lila design shouldnt' be in the airline livery business.

I couldn't disagree with you more. I consider the original Lila design proposal to be one of the most beautiful for any airline. Such a shame it wasn't adopted. The subsequent orange version looks wak and timid in comparison. Keep the bright colours Lila!

And the Kenyan livery looks horrendous no matter which aircraft it is on. Amateurish to the extreme, it's just awful.

Then again, all this goes to show how subjective livery tatses are from one person to the next.


25 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : ..and you seem to have no taste, but thats ok
26 Aerokiwi : You're not one of those people that raves about the AirTran livery are you?
27 MIAMIx707 : nope.. This person, would "rave" about the original, vintage '94 one yes, not the next two. I hate NZ's livery too by the way, except for the tail.
28 Aerokiwi : Ummm, what? Seriously, what's that got to do with anything? Just because I'm Kiwi doesn't mean I am in-love with all things Air NZ. If you were tryin
29 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : . huh? This is about tastes anyways, or lack thereof I'm sorry if you got offended, if so I apologize. No big deal mate. lol..? You are right, it sou
30 Post contains links and images American777 : DT's first 772ER (D2-TED) has been repainted in the old colors. I just wish DT would have kept their new livery. Here is the pic: 242791237 JOE.
31 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : oh wow that looks soooo good! I can imagine a side profile in good lighting. Gorgeous. This scheme is the best on a 777, in comparison the whitish Tha
32 Post contains links and images American777 : Here is a much closer view of one DT 777 in the normal livery: 280964620 JOE.
33 MIAMIx707 : wow that is TOO BEAUTIFUL!
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