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First V Australia 77W In Full Livery At PAE  
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14376 times:

You can see it here:

http://microvoltradio.com/kpae1120.htm

http://microvoltradio.com/images/kpae3972.jpg

Looks rather boring IMHO, and it reminds a lot of QF with that white fuselage and red tail. They should have created a more interesting livery.

Edited for misspelling.

[Edited 2008-08-22 23:26:38]

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14374 times:
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Quoting Thorben (Thread starter):
Looks rather boring IMHO,

Yeah indeed. Nothing special.

Quoting Thorben (Thread starter):
and it reminds a lot of QF with that white fuselage and red tail

Maybe they did that intentionally  Wink

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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14370 times:



Quoting Thorben (Thread starter):
Thy should have created a more interesting livery.

For sure, i'm not feeling this one at all.



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 14344 times:

Must have been in the paint shops last week. When I was visiting PAE I was keeping a very close eye out for it!

Looks good in IMO, I like the silver and red.



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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 14240 times:

bit on the boring side but I wonder if they've done this in the hope of soon "rebranding" the aircraft with virgin titles? This livery could very quickly and cheaply be turned into a VS like scheme.

Last year there was a lot of talk of SIA selling their stake in VS...and with that would go SIA's veto right and objection to the virgin brand being used in this market (an objection based primarily on the fact SIA wants to fly these very routes itself)


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 14161 times:

Looks ok!
I think they're trying to go for the sleek silver look and I like it.
Do they have plans to fly to the UK?


User currently offlinePowercube From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 14146 times:

Is it just me, or does it look really similar to TAM's new livery?

[Edited 2008-08-23 00:19:18]

User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 14015 times:

I guess I'm the only one that likes it! I think it looks classy.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 14000 times:
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Quoting Acey (Reply 7):
I guess I'm the only one that likes it! I think it looks classy.

I didn't say I don't like it. I just said: a bit boring  Wink it looks classy for sure. but not an eyecatcher  Wink

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User currently offlineVirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 13812 times:

I really like their livery! Very nice!


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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13742 times:

I really really like it!! It's clean yet has appeal!!


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8539 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13709 times:
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a bit dull - and what's with the faint Union flag on the rear part of the fuselage? that won't please a lot of Aussies - will they rework the scheme when Australia becomes a republic


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User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13633 times:

What's the ANA aircraft behind the V Australia aircraft? Is it a 787?? Is there a 787 in ANA livery yet?

User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13572 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 11):
nd what's with the faint Union flag on the rear part of the fuselage?

Probably to make it look like the Australian flag, which has a little Union Jack and those stars that the V Australia plane has on the tail. Only the big star seems to be missing.


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13562 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 11):
a bit dull - and what's with the faint Union flag on the rear part of the fuselage? that won't please a lot of Aussies - will they rework the scheme when Australia becomes a republic

Erm, itsn't the union jack part of the Ozzie flag? At least it was when I last looked.  Wink



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User currently offlineVivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13533 times:



Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 12):
What's the ANA aircraft behind the V Australia aircraft? Is it a 787?? Is there a 787 in ANA livery yet?

I believe that's a 763. ANA are still receiving brand new 767 pax. Don't know how many more.

As for the V Australia livery, well, nothing special as many already said...



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User currently offlineTayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13523 times:

The Federation ("big") star is to right and down a bit of the union flag - just behind the wing.

User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13457 times:

This is alas a not very creative company logo design and aircraft colourscheme. How poor that logo is wobbling at the front of the aircraft. Australia has a number of good designers and agencies, seems V Australia missed them. Not a good start for a new airline.

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13446 times:



Quoting Owleye (Reply 17):
Australia has a number of good designers and agencies, seems V Australia missed them. Not a good start for a new airline.

actually that's virgin blue's style...they do a lot of stuff in-house to save money that other companies would call in outsiders who are professionals for.


User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13407 times:



Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 18):
actually that's virgin blue's style...they do a lot of stuff in-house to save money that other companies would call in outsiders who are professionals for.

That's a wrong way of saving money. Not every design company is as expensive as many think....  wink 

By the way I like the combo of the tail and the Jack but for the rest....?


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13325 times:



Quoting Owleye (Reply 19):
That's a wrong way of saving money. Not every design company is as expensive as many think....

I couldn't agree more!!! some company directors don't fully appreciate the full value of image and branding (accountant think.. they can't stick an exact dollar amount on the improvements in popularity/preferences better branding achieves so they just see a cost).
Unfortunately Virginblue have a bit of a track record of getting it wrong in this regard, trying to stick to a trick doctrine of 'pay for what you use'. They stuffed up by opening up lounges originally where nothing was included inside the lounge... surprise surprise it wasn't a hit..and they had to relaunch it and rebrand it and start including all the snacks and wine etc and guess what? It's popular now. Next case in point, they've just launched a business class....that has been called premium economy. It costs a small fortune but doesn't include proper catering etc... surprise surprise its not popular. Some stupid accountant can't see by rasing the price $10 more and including the catering they'd have a far more appealing product... so yes.. Virginblue accountant think happening here. Not all accountants are so short sighted but some struggle to understand concepts of consumer behavior.
So yes, I couldn't agree more. WRONG place to cutback.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13256 times:

Hmm... it could just be the lighting, but I personally don't feel this one... but, unless I saw it in person, who am I to judge?

User currently onlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13168 times:

It's alright I'm not too sure on the titles though looks way too small. IMHO this edit looks much better. It's got to be better then DJ's domestic red livery though.



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6405 posts, RR: 39
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12777 times:

Looks to me like a massive merge of the VS livery hitting Australia, combined with the QF livery. I would have preferred a livery more similar to DJ/Pacific Blue than that silver..

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 14):

If a referendum took place now in Australia, it'd nearly be a 50/50 split to becoming a republic cf staying in the Commonwealth.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8539 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12689 times:
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Quoting NZ107 (Reply 23):
If a referendum took place now in Australia, it'd nearly be a 50/50 split to becoming a republic cf staying in the Commonwealth.

OT I know but you can be a republic and stay in the commonwealth .

I still think they could have done so much more - but maybe this is an interim scheme - as has been mentioned before if SQ manage to unload their stake in VS then Virgin will be allowed to use the name internationally out of Australia and then we can say goodbye to the uninspired V Australia name and branding . I guess it is reasonable for them to not put much effort into something that may only be for an interim period



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25 Post contains links OyKIE : Going a bit of topic, but what kind of plane is that white one among all the 777 airplanes? It looks like a 767-400ER, but is it the angle that makes
26 SevenHeavy : What was it doing in DXB (see second pic)
27 NA : The livery is fine, its the aircraft that is not. The silver on silver Union Jack is nice, the red tail maybe a bit too much Qantas, but with the star
28 Thestooges : I think it looks pretty good, but not the faint Union Jack on the back, that completely ruins it. I know the Union Jack is part of the Australian flag
29 Jetfuel : You hit the jackpot with that
30 Stitch : When I saw it, the first thing that popped into my mind was "Virgin Atlantic". And I imagine that was the point - brand tie-in.
31 Post contains links JetA380 : An explanation of the livery was released by V Australia in a media release on the 25 July 2007. But it does not explain the red colour on the tail, o
32 A388 : Indeed pretty boring. I expected a similar red fuselage as with the Virgin Blue aircraft with the white tail. That would be much nicer! A388
33 Ben175 : To me it looks like a blend of QF, NW and VS. My god what a dissapointing scheme though, I guess they're not trying to go for a "low cost" look. I do
34 Brendows : If you're referring to the gray painted aircraft close to the Boeing delivery center, then yes, that's a 764ER (which was supposed to become a E-10A,
35 Jfk777 : I hope V Australia brings Virgin Atlantic stle to teh USA to Aussie route, its too boring with Qantas and UAL.
36 SXDFC : With silver doesn't that change depending on where the a/c is parked? (i.e. clouds, shade,etc) I kind of like this livery its a bit of a change and h
37 Roseflyer : I would have thought that they would use Teague, to work on their livery since it is the design company that Boeing uses and usually works with all t
38 MCOflyer : The ANA a/c is a 763ER as you can see the emergency exit doors along the port side (left). A little cheesy for the livery. As for the member who refer
39 CXA330300 : The branding seems more appropriate for a brand of napkins or sports gear rather than an airline.
40 UA868 : Looking at those pictures I saw the TAAG 777, now that is a good looking bird!
41 Boeing777/747 : Where did you see that?
42 Post contains links and images Srbmod : The faint Australian flag on the fuselage reminds me of the tail on bmi's livery: View Large View MediumPhoto © Howard J Curtis The livery would
43 MAX550 : I'm really hoping it's one of those paint schemes that looks a lot better in person than in a picture. I'm assuming the flag and everything is like th
44 Norcal773 : I thought this bird was gonna be all red per some pictures a while back!
45 Clickhappy : too bad we have to wait two months to see it fly
46 Pawsleykat : I agree with that I love the tail, the stars are nice and so is the Union Flag The rest of it is soooo boring. The engines make me wanna cry they're
47 Jbernie : So as a republican in the Australian sense (ie not pro monarchy) I really dislike the fact the "faint" Union Jack isn't rally that faint, and well it
48 ClassicLover : Hardly... us Aussies are well aware of what our flag looks like you know. Meanwhile, I don't like it. The stars remind me of the 1990s short lived An
49 Travelhound : I like it. I think the marketing people have done a good job. 1. The plane presents itself as a stable sophisticated operation (white colour / union j
50 Oceanic : Don't know if anyone else noticed, but there are several lighter-grey stars on the fuselage. I think the lighting is hiding a lot of the subtle detail
51 Erhard : I Like it, looks clean and easy on the eye. I'm sure it'll look even better when seen in 'person'.
52 CRJmx : It actually looks much better up close. It's more of a pearl white with fine silver flakes in the paint. I think the red has flake in it too. I had th
53 Ruscoe : I like it but not as much as the undercarriage! Ruscoe
54 Vasu : Now that you say it, I honestly notice the same... I think the light is too "bright" in the origninal photo to appreciate that. Probably SAS-stylee.
55 Aussieindc : It will be interesting to see it in person. To me, the livery including the Union Jack, the Southern Cross and the Federation star just don't flow for
56 Jfk777 : I like teh stars and the union jack but its so gray. Its looks like a flying gray tube of battleship gray, only an admiral oculd love it. More Virgin
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