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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3975 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

Here is Virgin Nigeria's first 767:


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Why does it have the older tail logo? I compare it to:


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I'm not talking the red band on the rear fuselage, but rather the styling of the letters in "Virgin".

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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

Here's another mystery:

Why are they using the old fuselage font for "virgin nigeria"? Their website neatly displays the new logo adopted by the airline 6 months ago:

http://www.virginnigeria.com



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3975 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Ah yes, I see that too! Anyone know why? A botch up paint job? Old decals?

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
Why does it have the older tail logo? I compare it to:

The VK 763 actualy has the new tail livery, infact alsmost the same as the new VS tails.


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I wonder if DJ will adopt the new tail?

I do wonder (as EurostarVA says) why the titles are older?

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
The VK 763 actualy has the new tail livery, infact alsmost the same as the new VS tails.

The Virgin logo was revised last year. Compare the font on this tail, it's different from the one you posted. The text is sharper (as on the VK 737 tail) on your example. So, the VK B767 tail is a complete mix up.


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I pity the disappearance of the green border on the tail.


User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Quoting ENU (Reply 4):
I pity the disappearance of the green border on the tail.

Do consider that the "virgin nigeria" titles have been increased in size, dramatically, probably to compensate?

The overall effect is quite nice but I'm still perplexed about the use of the older fonts on both the tail and fuselage.



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User currently offlineNcfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

I believe the tail on the VK763 and the tail on the A346 in B742 post is the new Virgin tail livery. This tail is now the design to be used on all new and resprayed Virgin aircraft. The tail in the post by ENU is the old design with the border around the red. I don't know if DJ will follow suit as they SRB only has a small shareholding.

User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

Quoting Ncfc99 (Reply 6):
I believe the tail on the VK763 and the tail on the A346 in B742 post is the new Virgin tail livery.

The red portion is correct, in the way it sweeps across the fuselage with no other colour between the red and the fuselage colour. However, the font used on the tail of the VK 763 is not the correct font. Virgin revised their logo font to make it more easily read. Compare the font used on the VK 733s, Virgin America A319s/A320s and new livery VS A346s and the 'birthday girl' VS B744 - they all display the new font. The VK 763 uses the old font.

'Old' Virgin font:

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'New' Virgin font:

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The Virgin Nigeria fleet paintjobs seem to be pretty mixed up overall... The 733s have the old style tail colours with the green border, but the new font for the Virgin name on the tail. The 763 has the new tail design but the old font used for the Virgin name on the tail. The image in the opening post showing the VK fleet parked up shows the difference between old and new fonts nicely - new on the 733s, old on the A343 (sadly partly obscured, but you can clearly see the difference).



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

Maybe they run out of green?


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3975 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 8):
Maybe they run out of green?

eh?


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

When the 733s go to Lufthansa Technik in Malta for servicing,
Do they ever make a tech-stop somewhere along the way? Just wondering because the route is over 1800nm long......and now that I think about, being empty going to Malta, would be an easy hop for the 733.



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 10):
Do they ever make a tech-stop somewhere along the way?

Yes they do, at Tamanrasset (Algeria).



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