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First EgyptAir A/C In New Livery (pics)  
User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12601 times:

The first A/C to be painted in the new livery is an A321 , here are the pics..










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User currently offlineIloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 12524 times:

Wow! That's one gorgeous bird! Thanks for posting!

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12443 times:

Looks good. Just for info, their next 738 (SU-GCR) due for delivery shortly is in Star Alliance livery.

R


User currently offlineThirteenRight From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12378 times:

A big improvement. Looks gorgeous!

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5713 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12365 times:

Very nice indeed! Im hoping my 772 and A340/330s are all in the N/C by January when I fly 'em!


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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12234 times:

Thats a nice looking aircraft. The tail graphic looks really cool!

User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3286 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12197 times:

Interesting new livery! I must admit though that I'm very surprised that there doesn't seem to be a single lick of red in the new Egyptair colors anywhere.


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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11855 times:

Much nicer  Smile A lot more modern too!

Great job done!



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11803 times:

I have to say I was very critical of the livery when I first saw it, but its growing on me. The colors don't particularly remind me of anything Egyptian, but it's a respectable scheme on its own. It looks like they haven't changed the font used to write EgyptAir in ages.


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User currently offlineMaxisno1 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

I don't like it very much at all. In fact for some reason an American airline comes to mind, perhaps not a look a Mideastern airline would want, but maybe that's just me!  Smile

User currently offlineMSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11579 times:

I was actually surprised that the first A/C to be painted in the new livery is an A321 . I was under the impression that an A320 that was undergoing major maintenance would be the first A/C in the new livery .


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User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10962 times:

Off topic, but whatever happened to Horus (the A.netter who used to post a lot on the commings and goings of Eyptian aviation)?

User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10724 times:



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 9):
In fact for some reason an American airline comes to mind, perhaps not a look a Mideastern airline would want, but maybe that's just me!

Which one...B6?  confused   Silly



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2965 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9925 times:
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it's cool. does anyone know who designed it?


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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8195 times:

That is absolutely hideous.

It looks like the uniform for an amateur football team.

And what's that... yes, of course, it's the Generic Meaningless Swoosh Thing...


Airline identity: Logos and Liveries revisited. "The Generic Meaningless Swoosh Thing" http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/07/18/askthepilot145/


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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2597 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

I'm not a big fan of mostly white airliners anyway, so it just painfully highlights the cheesiness of the updated "swooshy thing," (great term! lol...)

Looks like misguided Egyptian anime to me.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5713 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7937 times:



Quoting Johnboy (Reply 15):
Looks like misguided Egyptian anime to me.

Or like an ad for the pyramid in South Nevada...



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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7900 times:



Quoting Johnboy (Reply 15):
Looks like misguided Egyptian anime to me.

That's funny.

This is from an article I once wrote for Salon.com...
http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2003/05/09/askthepilot40/

"I remember one day in 1997, taxiing at the controls of my Jetstream turboprop and encountering the gaudy spectacle of EgyptAir's newest livery as one of their planes crossed in front of us. Gone were the earthy red stripes and gold highlights. Up on the tail, Horus, the Egyptian sky god, was now oversized and floating in a tawdry field of blue. The colors of a nation's flag carrier, I exhorted my copilot, should evoke the imagery of that country, as did EgyptAir's prior design. The sandy tones reminded one of the Egyptian desert, with its great stone Sphinx and pyramids. The new EgyptAir seemed more reminiscent of the Vegas version of Luxor than of any true Egyptian imagery. Worse, the stark white fuselage, aside from a coarse contrast with the blue tail, brought to mind...well, not much at all."

And now *THIS*! What a travesty.

- PS



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2965 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7784 times:
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As an executive creative director of Landor Associates i am in total agreement with Aviatuer's link. Pan Am is the benchmark for all airline liveries. The swoosh, or graphic expression of movement is just the lowest of airline tricks. Our BA livery was the best in class. The new wavy union jack-like thing is just plain awful. The post GOL redesign of VARIG an even bigger disaster. We were very proud of making VARIG look like a beautiful ambassador of Brazil.
i don't hate the Egypt Air as much as others as the original was so bad-it just looked plain 3rd world. But agree it looks like a football club and captures little of the world's most wonderful designers of centuries past.

We need to return to the days of NO swooshes like Virgin couldnt even resist. What was done to Walter Landor 's Thai was awful, although the were smart enough not to change the core symbol (which carries a great story at Landor).
Singapore, wisely, kept the same identity as the one Walter did in '66, and still works today, as does Alitalia. One cannot underestimate the virtue of timelessness, even in Saul Bass' United "tulip".
keep it pure, simple and timeless.



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User currently offlineAA767LOVER From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2007, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7738 times:

Stately! Very beautiful indeed! I love the new livery on the Egypt Air!


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7570 times:

I am, myself, a fan of blue/white liveries. They look clean, bright, and sharp, and convey a type of contemporary tastefulness that more .... colorful schemes do not, but are more eye catching than the AF/LH/SWISS/SK eurowhites. JetBlue has a beautiful livery, UA's new one is my favorite at the moment, ANA's is classic and beautiful.

This, on the other hand, looks like a charter airline's livery. You would expect this aircraft to be the kind of thing that a bunch of english tourists would get off of, flying on some package egypt deal, or something. It's not the look of a proud flag carrier of the largest Arab nation.



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User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

Finally a new scheme that looks stunning!!!!!

User currently offlineSFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7309 times:

Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 9):
I don't like it very much at all. In fact for some reason an American airline comes to mind, perhaps not a look a Mideastern airline would want, but maybe that's just me!


Quoting Aviateur (Reply 14):
It looks like the uniform for an amateur football team.

I couldn't agree more. My first thought was an arena football team!

Definitely unique and vibrant however.

[Edited 2008-08-08 15:45:24]

User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7247 times:

Outstanding post, VC10er. Thank you. It's rather impressive to have a senior Landor designer posting on Airliners.net.


<< Our BA livery was the best in class. The new wavy union jack-like thing is just plain awful.>>

Agreed. As I wrote in my book, it makes every BA jet look like a giant Pepsi can. And let's not get started on the newest Air India or AeroMexico uniforms.

I was hoping to reach you personally with some questions I have for research on an upcoming column. In the meantime, I invite you (and anybody else) to check out this series of articles I did for Salon.com all about airline identity. (In one of them I chat with one of the reps over at Onoma, which I believe is one of Landor's main competitors in this field.) Here are the links...

Airline identity: Logos and Liveries revisited. "The Generic Meaningless Swoosh Thing" http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/07/18/askthepilot145/

Airline identity, part 2. The best and worst of airline names. http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/07/22/askthepilot146/

Airline identity, part 3. Slogans, Centaurs, and the "touch lines" of Midwest Airlines http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/07/29/askthepilot147/

Airline identity, part 4. From kiwis to salt packets: The yin and yang of airline identity
http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/08/05/askthepilot148/

The series above was adapted from an old piece I wrote called "Mourning the Cheat Line," which ran in Airliners magazine some years ago. In it, I critique and grade the liveries of the largest U.S. carriers. A later version of "Cheat Line" also ran on Salon, and was eventually expanded into the four-part series above....

Mourning the cheat line:
http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2003/05/09/askthepilot40/

- PS



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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7233 times:



Quoting VC10er (Reply 18):
One cannot underestimate the virtue of timelessness, even in Saul Bass' United "tulip".
keep it pure, simple and timeless.

Maybe, but the most brilliant thing Landor ever came up with was the "NW" compass logo for Northwest, in 1989. I was appalled when, a few years ago, Northwest destroyed that symbol, opting instead for that stupid circle-and-arrow bastardization, and the coyly affected "nwa" across the fuselage. Granted the existing red/gray paintjob was a little too heavy, but there was no need to mess with the logo. That was just heartbreaking.

PS



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25 RobK : Are you for real? R
26 VC10er : Yes RobK, Pan Am by far is one of the finest logo's (identities) in history, in the airline sector or anything other for that matter. While it was jus
27 VC10er : oh, and another example of Pan Am's fantastic globe is featured in "2001 a space odyssey" where the space shuttle sported the Pan Am logo far into the
28 Aviateur : VC10er quite nicely sums up the brilliance of the Pan Am livery above. That serif typeface especially -- I remember trying to hand sketch those lette
29 RobK : Maybe for an airline livery in the 70s and 80s, yes, but not today. That livery would just get laughed at if you put it on a 744 or 777. It's about a
30 TodaReisinger : I feel this new Egypt Air livery is bad.....it looks very cheap, it tries to be "in", to be modern, dynamic and so on.....but the result is poor and i
31 RJ777 : Is there a higher resolution pic?
32 Chiefskysurfer : Hello from Vancouver...this is my first post as I have just joined AIRLINERS.NET today! I had to add my two cents to this thread as I actually think i
33 HNL-Jack : I think that says it very well.
34 PSA727 : Now that you bring that up...I was passing through the underground passage at Vienna's Karlsplatz, and there was a travel agency there that had this
35 Vasu : Yes, -300s until fairly recently
36 Czbbflier : I like the logo and paint job. It reminds me of Cleopatra or of the Pharos of Egypt's ancient past. It might mean little to us outside of Egypt but I
37 Post contains images MSYYZ : Here is another pic.
38 VC10er : i don't seek to insult you RobK, but you haven't a clue what you're talking about. It's a good thing you arent in the airline branding business though
39 Post contains links and images Tjwgrr : Classic Pan Am 777: Modified Airliner Photos: Swooshy Pan Am 777: Modified Airliner Photos:
40 TodaReisinger : Although I find the names "Pan American World Airways" and "Pan Am" very beautiful, I don't see anything really special in the livery of their 707s or
41 KU747 : Yes they used to fly 747-100, 200 and 300.
42 Aviateur : Those are both pretty good, Tjwgrr. Well done. I don't hate the swooshy PA at all, but I'd still, most likely, cast my vote for the classic.
43 VC10er : very nice job Tjwgrr. maybe you can get a job at Landor! my personal opinion; i think that a swoosh like Thai, Lan, Virgin and UPS etc would be a mist
44 Alias1024 : D- I didn't think EgyptAir could screw it up any worse than they already had, but I was very, very wrong. No gold or red, just blue, brighter blue (is
45 VC10er : landor got rid of the craine against our advice
46 Post contains links Tjwgrr : I can't take the credit guys- I'm just posting a couple of thumbnails I found on http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/ The real artist i
47 Post contains links and images MSYYZ : The first A330 in the star Alliance livery ( and the first ever MS A/C to be painted in *A livery ) View Large View MediumPhoto © Gábor Vilmány
48 Danfearn77 : Gorgeous new livery!
49 777way : Crane logo only suited the 1970s livery, it looked awful on the 90's scheme and wasnt even used in signage, adverts etc.
50 RobK : No at all. They all looked good in their day because cheatlines and silver bellies were the in thing, but not anymore and hence why the Pan Am livery
51 Alias1024 : I don't think the crane is what caused the 90's scheme to look bad. The giant cigarette on the nose was responsible for that.
52 Aviateur : You're wrong, Rob. You're just wrong. The classic PA livery would look beautiful on a 777 or 744. It wouldn't look as flashy as many of today's schem
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