I wouldn't say identical. They are very close though. Just the tail section, that I can see, has any significant differences.
That being said, I just happened to open the last two pictures that you posted. I tried to open the two pictures with the closest resemblance to properly compare the liveries, and it just so happens that they both say Air Florida. Is there any possibility that, given the generic design, one airline bought planes from the other, and just painted over the same design they had, using different colors? Just a thought.
While indeed very similar, they're not quite identical. Take a closer look at how the colors go up the vertical stabilizer. The Air Florida bird's colored stripes are a consistent width, while the Faucett birds's taper as they go up.
I was quite surprised to see EI-BEF marked as an Air Florida aircraft. It must have come into their fleet sometime after I left in 1982 and when they shutdown in 1984.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10973 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
Quoting MidEx216 (Reply 1): Is there any possibility that, given the generic design, one airline bought planes from the other
Yes, at least one, OB--R-1288 was a 737-200 once flying for Air Florida. It was even flying in Air Florida livery with Faucett titles for some time. Seeing that Air Florida leased a Faucett plane before it seems there were business connections between both airlines.
Looking at available photos Air Florida´s livery came first though, Faucett´s orange/red scheme in the same style appeared ca.1982.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4415 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3283 times:
Many airlines get inspired by others.
Iraqi's livery is very similar to Avianca's 1975-1998 colourscheme except it's in green instead of red.
Phuket Airways liked Metrojets basic colours they had on 732s they bought from them so much that they put the same livery on their YS-11s which never flew at Metrojet.
West Air Europe liked the 1995-2004 United colours they got on their second hand ATPs so much that they use this colour on every aircraft, also the ones they didn't buy from United (Air Wisconsin in fact).
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Nice comparison. It happens so now and then though very rarely that airlines adopt designs from other airlines due to brand name change, owner change, cooperation or even from a sentimental point of view.
I remember when I had the privilage to do my very first real airline re-design project, for Antwerp based VLM (Vlaamsche Luchttransport Maatschappij = Flemish Air transport Company). The airline's strict design brief was to come as close as possible to a simular brand apparel and experience like KLM. In the meantime VLM added 'Airlines' to its brand. Then I designed a flying billboard for the Financieel Economische Tijd (the Financial Economic Times) with a blue roof. That design was the step up to VLM's latest bold looking paint scheme. VLM is recently adopted by Air France KLM.