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Iberia A319 Retro Livery  
User currently offlineThowman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 363 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8824 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.

But this is what it looks like


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Andy

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User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8782 times:

Picture:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=4283


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8652 times:

Here's another link
http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_photo.asp?id=43328

Looks great!

I'd love to see it though on one of their 340's Big grin



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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8654 times:

That cheatline is hot! I'm very happy about seeing these retro schemes flourish, it's a nice way of remembering.

I wonder if we'll ever get the chance to see a classic Sabena scheme on an aircraft any time soon though.



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User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8445 times:

They should have painted it the 70's scheme, with the large globe and IB in red on the tail. You cannot see that A319 tail in the distance. I think the LH retro design is superb!


Who says airports are boring places?!
User currently offlineClydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8392 times:

Wow, looks great.... I'm glad this is catching on... roll on a retro AerLingus livery  bigthumbsup 

The Iberia retro livery is more like this one below , with the same fuselage titles as on the tail, they changed to the bolder titles a couple of years later.


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User currently offlineBmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 8262 times:

First photos on the database:


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Any idea on where this aircraft will be based... Madrid?


User currently offlineHBIHLtoEZE From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 281 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8018 times:

Wow, absolutely fabulous!

So far there has been no retro colours that failed to impress - they absolutely become the A 320 family.

Sadly, TK and MX withdrew their retro A320, SK, LH and AC, however, introduced theirs, and US did the greates thing since bread came sliced - as well,

seems like the A320 family are the stereotype of the retrojet...


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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  Wink , 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:


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User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 828 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7950 times:
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Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 7):
Sadly, TK and MX withdrew their retro A320

Nice post there... great to see so many retrojets in one thread.

Funnily enough, the TK retrojet actually ended up flying with MX

Quoting Clydenairways (Reply 5):
roll on a retro AerLingus livery

Couldn't agree more!



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User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7895 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.


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7843 times:

The designs on the F9 tails are not painted on the tails, but they are (rather large) stickers.


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User currently offlineSK736 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7751 times:
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That's one horrible livery!

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7691 times:
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Looks great!!!!

Now, time to wait if Iberia will change it's livery (one of the oldest in Europe)

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7602 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 12):
Looks great!!!!



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 2):
Looks great!



Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 3):
That cheatline is hot!



Quoting Clydenairways (Reply 5):
Wow, looks great



Quoting HBIHLtoEZE (Reply 7):
Wow, absolutely fabulous!

I agree with all of you!

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!!!



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7571 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


User currently offlineEghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7565 times:



Quoting AJO (Reply 10):
The designs on the F9 tails are not painted on the tails, but they are (rather large) stickers.

INTERESTING! Are the stickers made of some sort of plastic or something? I know people who put stickers on their cars and the wear away over time.


User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7513 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!  Sad



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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7505 times:



Quoting Eghansen (Reply 15):
INTERESTING! Are the stickers made of some sort of plastic or something? I know people who put stickers on their cars and the wear away over time.

I have no idea what they are made of, but they share the same fate as other stickers:

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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7497 times:

BA retro liveries on two 767s would be hot - a shorthaul ship in BEA colours and a longhaul one in BOAC colours.


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7437 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 12):
Now, time to wait if Iberia will change it's livery (one of the oldest in Europe)

I hope that doesn't happen, or at least no drastic change. IB's livery is very nice, and very recognizable for everyone and from a distance. IMO they would make a big mistake by changing it ...

regards  Smile



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User currently offlineJD747 From Spain, joined Nov 2006, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7364 times:

Wonderful airplane. I've seen it this afternoon and it looks even better than pictures.

Hopefully I'll be there tomorrow to see the takeoff. It's going to be interesting to see the A319 taking off from just a 1500 m (4921 ft) long runway.

Regards



Juan D.
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19385 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7243 times:

This is kind of on topic:

So if I was in charge of this sort of thing for NWA, here's what I would do.

The first 787 to be delivered is painted in current livery
The next would go in 90's livery.
The next would go in the 80's livery.
And etc. until all jet-age liveries were covered.

It would be a cool marketing gag and would excite all us birdwatchers.


User currently offlineJMULAH From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

Absolutely fabulous!
Great livery! Congrats IB! you have done one of the greatest retro livery in recent years!  Smile
To follow up, PTV'S should be installed in Y seats, and maybe a revised livery = world class airline!
Don't you think?


User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Excellent compilation HBIHLtoEZE! They all look great.

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 14):
At the moment nobody could beat the LH-retro style

Agreed! But LH could use a new scheme as well, their current is just boring and outdated...



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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5725 times:

why on a friggin A319? Looks like some air force VIP plane, ugly

should've done it on a nicer A340


25 EUROBUS : Too right!! Are there any retro aircarft in the size of a 767, A330, A340 or -I wish- 747???
26 Post contains images AirCatalonia : IB doesn't need a retro livery, their present livery is retro in itself.
27 Post contains images EUROBUS : Heyyy... that's not true! Take all the classic liveries, but not only the ones that make the tails look nice, but all of those that make the entire a
28 Post contains images BmiBaby737 : Urh, who?
29 EUROBUS : Come on!! Do admit it. Quantas livery is fantastic!
30 Vanguard : Bring back the BEA red square!
31 Post contains images Bullpitt : OK guy don't be so mean. tell the fella it's QANTAS
32 Post contains images SKY1 : SVO, I guess No, I don't agree with you. The current IB's livery is timeless as you never see it to be outdated. I might say the same about AA. Maybe
33 Lrdc9 : It looks just like a gov't a/c with the grey bottom! I really don't think it looks that good.
34 Mestrugo : I don't know, I don't like the 'Cola Cao' logo. I think the 60s-70s 'world' logo would have been much snappier. And I do hope that, if they renovate t
35 IberiaA319 : An excellent retro livery!!! Well, great news: EC-KKS is now in commercial service. It took off this morning at 7.49 from Madrid-Barajas bound for Bru
36 Post contains images EUROBUS : Ohh!! Just realised! Sorry - in Spanish a 'q' has to be followed always by a 'u'! just habit! Gracias!
37 Whappeh : Its like that in English too, which always used to drive me mad when I was a child trying to talk to my parents about QANTAS. Best way to think of it
38 Post contains images JD747 : Yes, it's very impressive what a light aircraft can do. And sorry about not telling you before so you could have been there too. Next time I won't fo
39 SKAirbus : I totally agree... It looks like a military aircraft....
40 Excalibur : A very good idea from IB!! Their retro A319 looks great! I think it makes everyone remember some of the greatest livery of the past. Thank you for you
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