Thowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9249 times:
There is a A319, EC-KKS, that is about to appear in an Iberia retro livery. I have seen the photos, and it looks really good. Hopefully some photos will appear on this site soon? Part of Iberia's 80th Birthday celebrations. Shame it isn't an A346.
Watch this space, and keep your eyes open. I believe this is a new build 319, as I cannot find any photos of it in the DB.
in my opinion all 60s and 70s liveries should be reapplied: just think of the 60s-SR-colours on a A330 for example, or an A380 in BOAC livery, or a 787 in the original RG-colours...or the A380 in retro QF garment, or even in retro AR livery...a Triple 7 in CO's 70s colours, etc...
oh my, the current colours are all right (some, however, boring as cooking shows , the new OK-colours come to mind),
somehow they seem to lack soul - they are nice computer designs, practical, save paint, but are hardly pieces of art (even though I do like the minimalistic SWISS colours).
Bring retro back!
PS: Retro's beauty is not restricted to the A320 family, have a look at the amazing AV Mad Dog and 757 as well as at the well-known (sadly repainted by know) AA 757 and 737-800:
Eghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8320 times:
Does anybody know if the airlines have some new type of computerized painting equipment?
There seems to be a proliferation of one-off paint jobs. In addition, some of them, like the tails on Frontier look like photographs and could not possibly be done with the old-fashioned masking tape and paper cover method of painting airplanes.
Quoting EUROBUS (Reply 4): They should have painted it the 70's scheme, with the large globe and IB in red on the tail.
I agree with you even more.
When I first knew about this retro livery 4 weeks ago, the first thing I said was "oh wow...the IB letters on the golden globe identify Iberia much better than the Convair-440 livery....they should use the 70's livery for the A319!!"
Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 12): Now, time to wait if Iberia will change it's livery (one of the oldest in Europe)
Well...about a couple of months ago in a Spanish aviation forum, a fellow user (and an IB pilot too) said "just wait one year" when the question about the possibility of a new livery was asked. I don't want to "levantar la liebre" but I would say that this comment means something, don't you think?
I wouldn't change the current livery. Even though it's 30 years old (introduced in 1977 for IB's 50th anniversary) I think it still looks very nice...when the aircraft is clean!!!
Stylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 3062 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7996 times:
nice to have an aircraft in retro livery, but for any reasons I don't like this paintscheme at all, I don't know why. But I recently flew on an A319 which was build this summer and the interior of these new aircrafts are great! Especially the seats are looking very modern and stylish.
At the moment nobody could beat the LH-retro style
EUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7938 times:
Quoting IBERIA747 (Reply 13): I wouldn't change the current livery. Even though it's 30 years old (introduced in 1977 for IB's 50th anniversary) I think it still looks very nice...when the aircraft is clean!!!
I couldn't agree more! When in Spain you may get tired of it -like with any logo you see everyday. But when you are in a foreign airport, IB aiplanes stick out a mile. They simply look great ...of course, when they are clean, that on long haul is almost never!
JMULAH From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6723 times:
Great livery! Congrats IB! you have done one of the greatest retro livery in recent years!
To follow up, PTV'S should be installed in Y seats, and maybe a revised livery = world class airline!
Don't you think?