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Bmi/BMed Fleet Repainting?  
User currently offlineCrewBoyNeo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

It seems like G-MEDH is the first ex-BMed aircraft to be painted into bmi livery. Although still an hybrid at the mo!

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regd...D=ef425758a186a18d4826ad58706da033

Anyone have any pics?

I wonder how long bmi will take to fully repaint all the ex-BMed aircraft? As they still have aircraft flying around with the basic British Midland and old Star Alliance livery!!


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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

My feeling is that the BD/BA interim scheme will be around for years.

Since the new 'bmi' was launched in 2001 they have only ever repainted ONE mainline aircraft. This was B737-500 G-BVZH which was extremely short-lived as it then became the first aircraft to be transferred to bmibaby.

Apart from 'ZH, all the mainline aircraft in the current bmi scheme were delivered in those colours.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

They are all being painted over the next 6 weeks up to the changover at the end of October. It is a livery that both BA and BMI agreed as BA wouldn't want BA aircraft flying BMI routes after 28th October and they also wouldn;t want BMI colour aircraft on BA routes before then. Hence the hybrid.

Think I might have seen the aircraft today coming in to land while I was driving along the A4 but didn;t get a good enough look at it.

[Edited 2007-09-23 00:19:48]

User currently offlineCrewBoyNeo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

Great, so doesn't look like we'll be seeing an A321 in full bmi livery anytime soon then!!

User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

The first aircraft has been re painted already. The underbelly is the dark blue which has been retained from the BA livery, the top half and tail now has BMI on it. Tried to get a picture today of it but didn't get a chance, will try again tomorrow.

BritPilot777



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User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

reading somewhere in the company mag (june/July) that its a different colour to bmi current sceam, i'll double check when I get into work this afternoon, anyone know if the a/c will be done at ema?


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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

I appreciate repainting aircrafts is costly and means it out of revenue service for a few days during the repaint, but when you consider many of these new ex-BMED routes will be amoung their flagship services. You would have thought they would want to portray a good corporate image and get them kitted out in full BMI colours!

Also a few aircraft in up to date Star Alliance colours, really portrays BMI's connections to the alliance.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 6):
I appreciate repainting aircrafts is costly and means it out of revenue service for a few days during the repaint, but when you consider many of these new ex-BMED routes will be amoung their flagship services. You would have thought they would want to portray a good corporate image and get them kitted out in full BMI colours

Reasons why not as I posted above.


User currently offlineCrewBoyNeo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

G-MEDH in the interim livery!

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User currently offlineZuluTime From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Looks about as much of a dog's breakfast as the rest of the bmi fleet.

User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

While I can see BA not wanting the aircraft in full BA colours it still seems a bit odd as to the normal passenger they will be sat at the gate and see the aircraft go past and think of bmi not BA.


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