ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3192 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.
Ncfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 695 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2882 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.
EGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 505 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2804 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.
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).
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2474 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.