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Alitalia First 777 In New Colors!  
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1907 posts, RR: 27
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27674 times:

Hello everyone,

Finally Alitalia has painted the first 777 in their new livery. I-DISU arrived today at FCO dressed in his new suit.

Taken from Aviazionecivile.com, here is the photo! (Taken by Riccardo Malpica Galassi)

http://www.aviazionecivile.com/vb/showthread.php?t=100247&page=36

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4160901478_359c7ff0f7_o.jpg

Surely tomorrow we'll have a full view of the plane. Another 777, I-DISA, is in the paintshop right now and there's speculation on whether it'll come in new livery colors or the SkyTeam anniversary livery!

Beautiful!


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27610 times:

Was this repainted at MAN?


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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1332 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 27527 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
Was this repainted at MAN?

No, this one was done at AMS. I-DISA is currently at MAN for repainting.



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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 27221 times:

The new AZ colours look really good! I've been looking forward to seeing them on the B772.


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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 25931 times:
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Big deal! It's a minor update of Walter Landor's 1966 design.
I can get the original Walter drawings - but all one has to do is look at a 1973 747 to see how similar they are. I am happy it's just an update since Alitalia was the worlds first airline to really go far to using their livery as am expression of their brand. Mabie Pam American was a bit ahead with the Chermyeff & Giesmar Pan Am globe.

I'm always impressed at how beautiful a canvas the 777 is for a livery!



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User currently offlineUnitedFA07 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 24838 times:

Not to be too critical, but why is it called a "NEW" Livery when all they did was use the same colors, just extended the green red here and there and minimized it in other places. Just like with Air France, Seriously?! Did they pay someone to think up their "NEW" Livery?! I would hope not, I'm sure they did though. Something a preschooler could have done. Just my opinion! I guess when I think of "NEW" I think of something dramatic. Instead they, AZ and AF, should call it "Same Livery version II" Hell you never know it could be someone idea thrown on the floor when they came up with the last one now they went back and looked at the old ideas! lol  duck 

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User currently offlineLASoctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 24680 times:



Quoting UnitedFA07 (Reply 5):
Just like with Air France,

Yech..  bored   crazy 

Quoting UnitedFA07 (Reply 5):
just extended the green red here and there and minimized it in other places.

The first thing I said when I saw that, "So what's the difference?"  Confused



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 23773 times:
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I would bet AF paid a few hundred thousand dollars for that minor change. It done by a branding company called Degrippes Gobe which is now called "Brand Image". If you google them they will provide a rational of thier services which will highlight more about the strategic thinking they provided bs a "livery"

What is ironic will be how a company will rationalize the change as a signal of something new. Clearly the client (AF) was not prepared to tell the world how much better things were going to change in the same was CO wanted to when the changed the orange meatball or Varig did in 1999 when they moved from the 1950's scheme to the elegant sun/compass as DL just did with the big new widget scheme. SQ has not changed much as their brand promise is the same today as it was 30+years ago = the worlds best. (which is what Walter Landor was asked to do when Singapore gained it's independence! Since then only minor updates happened. But the gold swan will be there when SQ launches service to Mars.

I applaud Alitalia as they decided, dispite recent troubles, they will always be Italy's flag airline!



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 23725 times:
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My opinion by the way! I have found livery designs on airliners.net the #1 most subjective topics!!!


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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5856 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 23092 times:

Not a huge change, but I think it's a solid improvement. It looks very clean and smooth on the airframe.  thumbsup 

Quoting VC10er (Reply 7):
Varig did in 1999 when they moved from the 1950's scheme to the elegant sun/compass

 tombstone   brokenheart  I still believe the original sun and compass Varig livery to be the most beautiful livery of all time. Just because you made me think about it:


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User currently onlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3736 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 23017 times:



Quoting VC10er (Reply 7):
Varig did in 1999

It was actually in 1996. The livery change was before Varig joined Star.


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 22672 times:

I prefer the more rounded edges of the old livery. This one looks a bit blunt with its sharp corners and green overload.

Always happy to see an airline retain its image.


User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 20697 times:

this does not luk good at all!!
please i hope whenever they are taken over next time, they remove the algae green color which stinks!



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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2989 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 20416 times:
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CO1OT3, a designer working under the direction of the amazing Margaret Youngblood at Landor in SF did the VARIG work in 1996 (wow, no pun, But time does fly!!!
What a waste of truely beautiful work.
I was there the day they rolled out the new livery in Rio on a 747-300.
She sparkled like a new Caddy!!!



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User currently offlineInesilio From Italy, joined Sep 2009, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 20065 times:

There is a video on YouTube of the 777's arrival at FCO last might:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DikQd7wBQQ

At night, with only the red triangle lit on the tail, the scheme does look good.

No, it isn't a new livery, yes it is only a revision. Problem? None.
You've got a classic colour scheme (classic because it is a design classic and classic because it is so easily recognised) with a recognisable brand - why just throw all that away by getting rid of it? What is wrong with a couple of minor touches to bring it all into the 21st century??

Now all they have to do is try and associate all of that with a decent product! No mean feat. It will be long and hard, but first signs are encouraging.

I don't think the revised colour scheme is all that bad, it does its job, and it does it well. Having said that though, there are mock ups around (somewhere on the Internet) of an entirely new livery on a 777 that just looks incredible!! Unless I'm mistaken, it was done by enthusiasts and was never taken into consideration. But it would have been quite fabulous to see in real life!!


User currently offlineNickwm From Italy, joined Oct 2007, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18448 times:

Been waiting for this for a long time, revised livery looks awesome on the T7. Contrarily to a lot of people, I think the rebranded Alitalia livery is very good; as Inesilio said, when you have a classic livery and recognized brand, all that's needed is a few retouches occasionally.

Cheers, Nick



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User currently offlineRazza From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 17141 times:

Personally... I think it looks magnificent, I am a huge fan of this revised paint job. In my opinion its sort of similar to what Porsche do with their 911's. The style and heritage remain, but it has a modern stylish twist, great work Alitalia!!

Razza


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2448 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16084 times:



Quoting Jayeshrulz (Reply 12):
this does not luk good at all!!
please i hope whenever they are taken over next time, they remove the algae green color which stinks!

With all due respect sir, Green has been a color in the AZ color scheme since the 60's. Wile I do admit I wish the color was a bit darker it still looks good on their planes. I have stated this with AF and QF - sometimes all an airline needs is a simple modern twist to make their planes look good, however I will always love the old AZ color scheme.



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User currently offlineCF-CPI From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15420 times:

Landor has an amazing portfolio of colour schemes, but there has always been something special about the AZ scheme launched 40 years ago. Say what you will, but it is one of the most timeless designs ever applied to a commercial aircraft. I thought I was pretty much alone in my feelings, so I was cheered by all the other posters who are similarly enthused.

The update is alright, but I agree the with earlier poster who felt some of the warmth is gone.


User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1821 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15301 times:

Whats different!! Im not a lover for the Alitalia scheme at all. I think it is outdated. Looks like other airlines had in the 80's and 90's


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14858 times:

Hopefully we'll get some better photos soon... I reckon it'll look nice!

User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10044 times:

I-DISU at FCO leaving for Tokyo-Narita as AZ 784

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/antoniocesari/003_i_disu.jpg

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/antoniocesari/002_i_disu.jpg

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv119/antoniocesari/001_i_disu.jpg

pics by Antonio Cesari (aviazionecivile.com)


User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10040 times:



Quoting LIPZ (Reply 21):

Damn, must say this is contrary to my previous post...seems to look good during the day!!  Smile



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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2448 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 10025 times:



Quoting LIPZ (Reply 21):

That is one good lookin Italian!!! Does anyone know if she also got a cabin refurbishment as well?



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User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9967 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 23):
That is one good lookin Italian!!! Does anyone know if she also got a cabin refurbishment as well?

hi,

I'm not sure, but the new cabins were introduced in the late 2007, so i think it still has the one with lie flat beds and green carpet which was introduced at that time.



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25 AM744 : Nice. The greener tail looks great.
26 SXDFC : hey there: I remember seeing that, I believe its the same ones as on the 767s that I believe India see's. I am offering to the gray economy seats, I
27 Inesilio : Madonna di Campiglio is looking very smart. But I'm with those over on aviazionecivile.it who say that some detail on the engines would be nice and th
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