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Regional Paraguaya: An Expensive Lesson  
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Okay this has been discussed here before just after Regional Paraguaya unveiled its Gulf Air copy cat branding. Now the aftermath...

One aircraft has been painted but legal action has forced Regional Paraguaya to change its brand and livery image. The final results.


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[Edited 2009-10-22 12:03:35]

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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

I must admit that before reading your explanation, I thought the 737 in the picture was an ex Gulf Air airframe  Smile. No wonder the GF management chimed in to protect their brand from being copied that obviously! The redo, however, looks good to me. While some similarities could still be found, the overall appearance is neat. And in additon to this, it's nice to see B732 still flying  airplane 
Since you said expensive lesson, did Gulf Air actually threaten them with filing a lawsuit, as far as applicable, against the carrier or does it describe the cost involved for repainting the entire plane/redesigning the brand?



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User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Funny they pretend the 737-200Adv has a cockpit similar to the Boeing 737 NG.
I smell another lawsuit Big grin

http://www.regionalparaguaya.com.py/Flota.html


User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3204 times:



Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 1):
Since you said expensive lesson, did Gulf Air actually threaten them with filing a lawsuit, as far as applicable, against the carrier or does it describe the cost involved for repainting the entire plane/redesigning the brand?

I do not have that information. At least they had to change the livery and ofcourse they maybe suffered image damage aswell. A false start it was for certain.


User currently offlinePZ From Paraguay, joined Oct 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

In the Image Database (Galeria de imagenes) from Aeronautica Paraguay you can see the 732 with the new livery.
Besides these problems, the airline had other problems with the Aviation Administration from Paraguay as well. These airplanes have been on the ground for a while now. The airline never actually started service.

[Edited 2009-10-22 12:47:18]

User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3154 times:



Quoting PZ (Reply 4):
In the Image Database from Aeronautica Paraguay you can see the 732 with the new livery.
Besides these problems, the airline had other problems with the Aviation Administration from Paraguay as well. These airplanes have been on the ground for a while now. The airline never actually started service.

Thanks for pointing us to that picture. But where are the white stripes through the bird which can be seen on their Airbus copycat website ( http://www.regionalparaguaya.com.py ) but not on the actual new painted plane? Shall Gulfair accept Regional Paraguaya's bird wing and head design, which is still quite simular? What is the airline's status now of it's aircraft?


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17420 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3137 times:



Quoting OwlEye (Thread starter):
Regional Paraguaya: An Expensive Lesson

I just assumed from the thread title that trying to start a Paraguayan airline was the expensive lesson Silly



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User currently offlinePZ From Paraguay, joined Oct 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of this airline. The airline was acquired by a businessman from Chile (this is when the "gulf air livery" was introduced), and then the Flying Certificate was revoked by the Aviation Administrition from Paraguay after an inspection from ICAO.
Both 732s have been on the ground here in ASU for a while now.


User currently offlineFAEDC3 From Ecuador, joined Jun 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2893 times:



Quoting PZ (Reply 7):
Both 732s have been on the ground here in ASU for a while now

Their website says that their fleet consists of 4 732, and that 7 more would join them shortly....  Yeah sure

On their route map they have every large SouthAmerican city as a destination, but not as "regular service". It is so fishy, it looks like a project made by a high school student.... awful  crazy 


User currently offlinePZ From Paraguay, joined Oct 2007, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2802 times:



Quoting FAEDC3 (Reply 8):
Their website says that their fleet consists of 4 732, and that 7 more would join them shortly....  

On their route map they have every large SouthAmerican city as a destination, but not as "regular service". It is so fishy, it looks like a project made by a high school student.... awful   

I have to agree with you, it seems like a joke... I can assure you that they don't have 4 732... Their website is awful, a copycat from Airbus International website, they show a 737 NG cockpit, it even says that they have all the credentials and certificates to do national and international flights, something that is not true since the Aviation Administration from Paraguay revoked this certificates a while ago.


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