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Thai New Color Scheme Revised?  
User currently offlineBushman From Russia, joined Jan 2007, 62 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

Hi everyone!

Recently I was looking for pictures of Thai Airways planes wearing new colors. I noticed one interesting thing.
The newly delivered planes in new colors, like B772 HS-TJS

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or recently painted into new colors, like HS-TGH
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have their horizontal stabilizers painted in regular grey color, the same as on the wings,

while planes wearing this livery for pretty long time, such as HS-TGO,
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all A340-500s and 600s,
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A300s
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and B737s wearing new colors
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have their horizontal stabilizers painted in purple.

I noticed also that one of their 777-300s in new colors had purple stabilizer in 2006
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and had it repainted to grey in the same year.
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My question is: Is it going to be a new standard for all TG planes or Boeings only and what's the reason for such a repaint?


Cheers,

Sergey

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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5962 times:

I don´t know but it looks far better with the purple stabilizers. Maybe one of those dreadful beancounters wants to save a few baht? Love to hate those guys.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5870 times:

There's been no change. It's just the shiny horizontal stabilizer reflecting the purple on the tail. Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.


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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5857 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
There's been no change. It's just the shiny horizontal stabilizer reflecting the purple on the tail. Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

Is this sarcasm? Bit hard to tell... to me it clearly looks like the stabs were painted.


User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5821 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

Some airlines do. Have a look at Brussels Airlines for instance!


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Although the latest addition to the fleet (OO-SSP) doesn't.


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Seems TG is not the only airline which has forgoten to mention to do their elevators too in the paintshop....  Smile


User currently offlineBushman From Russia, joined Jan 2007, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5631 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
There's been no change. It's just the shiny horizontal stabilizer reflecting the purple on the tail. Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

There can be no unpained wings or horizontal stabs. Paint is protection from environment and is very important. Maybe you meant that most airlines use light grey for them? Yes, most of them do, but not all  Smile


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5566 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
There's been no change. It's just the shiny horizontal stabilizer reflecting the purple on the tail. Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

Look at the stabilzers of Hs-TGO, they´re purple, 100% sure, You can even see the paint peeling of at the leading edge. I´ve also seen several Thai aircraft in close-up. Maybe its the peeling that led to a decision to dispense with the purple paint on them.


User currently offlineBushman From Russia, joined Jan 2007, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5458 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 6):
Maybe its the peeling that led to a decision to dispense with the purple paint on them.

So they should use the same grey paint on vertical fin as well  Smile


User currently offlineNewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

The horizontal stabilizers are painted purple on every aircraft except the Boeing 777 models. There are some antennas and other things inside there (can't remember exactly what it was) and with the purple coat they had some problems. So they decided not to paint them on the 777. Maybe another airliners.net member can explain a bit more.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4764 times:

BMI also paints its elevators too


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6767 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4453 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

I wonder if S7 Airlines paint their horizontal stabs? Heck, I think these guys would paint the tires green if they could !



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User currently offlineEGNR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4229 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 9):
BMI also paints its elevators too

bmi's excellent current livery features the horizontal stabiliser painted entirely red


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S7 paints the wings and horizontal stabilisers on at least some of its 737s and TU-154s, but not on any of its Airbuses.


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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4137 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 2):
There's been no change. It's just the shiny horizontal stabilizer reflecting the purple on the tail. Nobody paints the wings or horizontal stabs apart from the white on Lufthansa wings.

It will appear TG have gone for the more conventional plain grey to save costs... and as for "Nobody" painting wings or horizontal stabs... S7 ring any bells...

Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 3):
Is this sarcasm? Bit hard to tell... to me it clearly looks like the stabs were painted.

I hope it sarcasm course it clearly has been painted purple on the earlier birds sporting the NEW scheme...

Quoting Sabenapilot (Reply 4):
Some airlines do. Have a look at Brussels Airlines for instance!

And it looks awesome... BMI that is...

EK413



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