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AC Special 70th Anniversary Fin  
User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1965 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

Hey guys AC has painted one of their A321s with a special 70 Anniversary fin, do not have any pictures right now but it does look interesting, to bad it is not the entire airframe and just the fin. O well the 60th Anniversary one still looks better, apparently a 767 is going to get some paint to hopefully it will be the whole airframe, wait and see I guess.


Keep the shinny side up!
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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

The 70th anniversary logo actually looks dull. Unless they want it clean and simple and classic

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

Totally boring. The 60th anniversary retro-livery still rules.


Above and Beyond
User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3414 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Any Photos yet?

filler

filler

AA1818



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

Not at liberty to post it yet, as it's on an internal employee website. Simply a tail decal with stylized "70" & TCA 1937-2007 titles, designed presumably by the marketing/graphics department.

It's FIN 453 - A321 aircraft. The aircraft is out and about flying.

Operating AC754/09 April SFO/YYZ & turning to

AC1224-AC1225/10 April YYZ/MCO/YYZ.

[Edited 2007-04-10 03:52:10]


Above and Beyond
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 4):
it's on an internal employee website

AC Newsletter to agents already applied the 70th anniversary logo


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

I was going to ask about if AC was going to paint a 70th anniversary a/c. Good to see it's an A321.

My friend and I were flying out of LAX on the 2nd, and C-FFWN (the 65th anniversary a/c) was parked at T2, and she asked me, if it's 5 years after 2002, shouldn't they update it to 70 years?

I didn't quite know how to answer... Big grin



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 6):
My friend and I were flying out of LAX on the 2nd, and C-FFWN (the 65th anniversary a/c) was parked at T2, and she asked me, if it's 5 years after 2002, shouldn't they update it to 70 years?

Or just paint over it. It's been allowed to fly way beyond the normal 'paint cycle'.



Above and Beyond
User currently offlineAdmluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

How cool, I was at SFO last nite and i was at gate 45 on the airplane and i was looking out the window it was probably around 900pm or so. I saw this Airbus and it was white whith what apeard to be 70 on the tail and i couldn't figure out who it was, so now i know.

User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

I've seen a photo of it. After producing such spectacular 60th and 65th anniversary liveries, the 70th decal is about as exciting as AC changing from Eurowhite to toothpaste for the official livery. BORING!!!

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5998 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting San747 (Reply 6):

The answer is that it cost "LOTS" of money to repaint a plane, specially pulling it out of service when there is nothing wrong. So the plane will useally fly 5-6 years under that livery. The plane is a dedication to employee's, and would only be fair to allow AC to show it off for more then a year.

Alaska's 75th livery will fly for 5-6 years


ASLAX



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User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

I think the big consideration aside from cost, is that given the amount of aircraft out of service for XM makeovers, they couldn't afford to yank an A321 from the line for a one-of specialty paint job. The tail decal/logo probably took no more than a couple of hours to apply during the aircrafts down time.

Just my 2 cents.



Above and Beyond
User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1965 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Yea from what I hear there may be a 70th anniversary 767 paint job coming out, do not know when that will happen however.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

I saw it this morning lined up for takeoff about 8am. Looks sharp actually wth just the tail logo changed.


Better than the retro 319 which is not readily apparent as an AC aircraft unless you're used to it.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

According to "YYZNews", "AC Fleet Update--06April 2007" this aircraft will be repaint for the 75th.

Tail #682 C-FCAE MSN 24083 767-375ER to be repainted in 75th colours in May/07


User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

I would love to see Air Canada do this!


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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2105 times:

Quoting RickYHM (Reply 15):
would love to see Air Canada do thi

That would be just awesome!


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

I would love to see the 80s livery on one of thier new 777s!

User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting RickYHM (Reply 15):
I would love to see Air Canada do this!

It would have been nice to see AC's experimental bare metal 767 repainted with the CP Air "big orange" livery, and another with the AC red and white livery.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting Multimark (Reply 18):
It would have been nice to see AC's experimental bare metal 767 repainted with the CP Air "big orange" livery

Yupp. Here's some trivia for you. CP Air actually ordered 4 762's in 1980 soon after the initial AC and Pacific Western 762 orders. I recall "artist impression" drawings of the CP 762 in the orange scheme. As it turned out, the order was cancelled during the 81/82 recession and converted in part to a 732/733 order.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Quoting RickYHM (Reply 15):
I would love to see Air Canada do this!

That would be one hot idea! Seeing that the heritage schemes of US Airways seem to be popular and elicit good memories of more senior employees, I wouldn't be surprised to see more of this occur.

JSD



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 20):
Quoting RickYHM (Reply 15):
I would love to see Air Canada do this!

That would be one hot idea! Seeing that the heritage schemes of US Airways seem to be popular and elicit good memories of more senior employees, I wouldn't be surprised to see more of this occur.

Except I don't think it makes the slightest difference to a passenger's choice of airline. It generates a little free media coverage but not much else. And having too many aircraft in special liveries can dilute your identity, especially when carriers like AC still have much of their fleet in their previous livery.

In AC's case, considering all the problems they had after the merger with CP, integrating seniority lists etc., I think they would be smart to put that all behind them and not dredge up too many reminders of the past.


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 21):

In AC's case, considering all the problems they had after the merger with CP, integrating seniority lists etc., I think they would be smart to put that all behind them and not dredge up too many reminders of the past.

I think AC could do quite well with say 4 retro jets (70s Red AC, Pacific Western, CPAir (or even the Canadian Pacific cursive letters scheme) and Wardair)... i don't think they need to do the smaller airlines as cool as it would be. Lots of A319s need paint and it would be a nice media event, and there is always the "hey i remember that plane" effect, might make people remember the GOOD old days and forget about the 90s/merger/etc...

plus if they do all the regional airlines, i demand that Jazz paint a couple planes up in Austin Airways and the Green/Blue Air Ontario colors!



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User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Airliners.Net is letting me down. All these posts and still no picture?? waiting..........

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