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Oman Air New Colours  
User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 940 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15031 times:

According to Flight Global Oman Air will be introducing a new livery to coincide with its long haul expansion.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...man-airs-incensedand-the-kniv.html

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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15028 times:

Ooh that looks nice...!

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1417 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14948 times:

They could have gone for a nicer, more modern type face for the 'OMAN AIR' titles.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11045 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14904 times:

Imho it looks quite nice although they should have kept red as the main colour. Only thing I don´t like at first glance is the strange tail decoration.

User currently offlineBoch From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14894 times:

That looks terribly generic.

Is anyone going to recognize the "gold-and-silver swirl representing the smoke of burning frankincense" and associate that with Oman?

Why are they dropping the khanjar?



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14894 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 3):
Imho it looks quite nice although they should have kept red as the main colour.

Agreed. Other than that it looks ok, but just like all the other middle eastern liveries.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13658 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 14607 times:
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Personally, I think their current colours really represent the country very well. Slightly "old fashioned" (although I believe the popular term these days is "retro") and friendly, very much like the country and its people.

While I certainly don't dislike the new colours, it's a shame we won't see their A330s wearing these colours:

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Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 5):
Other than that it looks ok, but just like all the other middle eastern liveries.

Which other ME livery does it resemble?



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 977 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 14435 times:



Oman Air's incensed...and the knives are out

Traditional khanjar curved daggers are a frequent sight in Oman where they are carried in public as part of the national dress. But while the khanjar has featured on Oman Air's livery since the airline started operations, it's shortly to disappear in favour of a gold-and-silver swirl representing the smoke of burning Omani frankincense.

It's all part of a change of image newly unveiled in Muscat, timed to coincide with Oman Air's expansion into long-haul operations and the introduction of a fleet which will include Airbus A330s and, eventually, Boeing 787s.

Source: Flight Global, Posted by David Kaminski-Morrow

Although not very fond of the title positions but that's what I call a re-styling. Very nice Oman Air!!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 10 hours ago) and read 14207 times:

Looks over worked with cheap logo to match.



User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11045 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 14115 times:

Seeing the real thing I don´t think its an improvement. Why the hell did they change the colours? It makes the aircraft look more dull. The same design would look better in red.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 14055 times:

FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 14022 times:



Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 10):
FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

Makes sense I guess


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13658 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 13988 times:
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Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 10):
FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

Which says more about Westerners than Omanis.  Sad

Quoting Vasu (Reply 11):
Makes sense I guess

Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture. It's no different to a Scotsman sticking his dirk in his sock.  Wow!



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 13929 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Which says more about Westerners than Omanis



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture

So, I guess Aeroflot may adopt the AK-47.  Big grin  duck 


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13658 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 13850 times:
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Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 13):
So, I guess Aeroflot may adopt the AK-47.

Maybe, they never had a problem with the hammer and sickle.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 13793 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture.

I don't... lol


User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 13780 times:

Why didn't they keep both red AND green? Well, it can be a lot worse, like all white fuselage with dark blue tail just like many carriers did. It seems as if many airlines are dropping yellow, orange and red colors.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4982 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 13747 times:

Cultural sensitivities and all that put aside, this livery is ugly. Odd color palette, indistinguishable log and bland type face for the titles. I say they make the already painted aircraft a "special" livery and revert to the old scheme.

YOWza


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13576 times:

I don't like it.... I think the old livery was much better.....

Even if they wanted to remove the Khanjar, the old colors were better

The new colors are terrible!!!! What were they thinking????


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2091 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13488 times:

Reminds me on the typical kind of concepts from Lila Design. Does this is from them?

Axel



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 977 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 13336 times:



Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 19):
Reminds me on the typical kind of concepts from Lila Design. Does this is from them?

Oldeuropean,

No, this new Oman Air design is not of the hand of Lila Design. Though congratulations to the design company who did the Oman Air re-branding. Very good job!

Regards,
OwlEye, Lila Design


User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 977 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13259 times:

I'm wondering if the tail wings are too painted in the new green...

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13241 times:

hmmm, the logo (or whatever) on the tail looks a little like dog sh*t

User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13222 times:

Found an impression (not designed by Lila Design):

http://www.liladesign.com/weblogimages/Oman-Air-B738.jpg


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13069 times:

The impression is designed by Lila it says so in the right hand corner and looks much better than the real thing.

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