Il75 From Argentina, joined May 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4388 times:
So far I think Transaero-Air France takes the prize. I went to the Transaero website to check if it was a subsidiary to AF. I wonder how much alike it must get before the design is considered a copycat job.
Aeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3194 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4240 times:
Quoting Il75 (Reply 6): I went to the Transaero website to check if it was a subsidiary to AF.
Haha, that's hilarious!
Transaero is one of a very few MAJOR airlines in Russia. (Aeroflot, Transaero, Sibir). Nothing to do with AF. The livery isn't the same, sure it's similar, but it can't be a copycat since it's still a different design.
Actually when I asked about the similarity I found out that CKT leased a few aircraft to North American at one point and NAA liked the livery and "borrowed" it. Still it's always nice to wonder what the Caledonian livery would look like on a 767 and 737 eh
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OwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4091 times:
Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 9): The livery isn't the same, sure it's similar, but it can't be a copycat since it's still a different design.
I jolly disagree. Although a little bit different the Transaero brand and livery ARE inspired and based on the Air France brand and can be said to be a 'copy cat'-livery. It doesn't say anything that they are major airline.
True, the first aircraft North American operated was a 757 leased from Caledonian. Like Dutchbird with Condor, North American adopted part of Caledonian's scheme to presumably save on paint bills. Also like Dutchbird, the livery was then used fleetwide, including on aircraft types never operated by Caledonian.
: Although under common ownership, by the TUI group, these airlines have their own names, but share the same livery... Corsair and ThomsonFly TUI Airlin
: And don't forget Leisure Air and US Airways
: Well I think that clearly Flyjet and ATA Brazil are the most alike airline liveries mentioned on this post so far. Practically identical, and they're
: Agree they win the prize. As far as I am aware they have no links. There must be more behind it though, the chances of two separate airlines/designer
: I agree with the other posts and would like to add these three: and... and finally...
: How about Cyprus Airways and Egypt Air?