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User currently offlineYirina77 From Czech Republic, joined Aug 2006, 632 posts, RR: 32
Posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

Tomorrow we expect in Prague arrival on new retro jet of Czech Airlines (OK-XGB B735):






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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5525 times:

Looks great. I'm surprised they're doing it on the 737 though and not the 319/320/321. It seems the trend at other carriers (AerLingus, Air France, Lufthansa, etc) is to put their retro liveries on an Airbus. While I am a Boeing fan, I think the Airbus has great lines for these kinds of things.

User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3127 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 1):
While I am a Boeing fan, I think the Airbus has great lines for these kinds of things.

To each their own. No Tupolevs or Illyushins to spare, I guess.

On the US retrojets, it was particularly weird to have the Boeing 767 stripes an Airbus for the Piedmont retrojet.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/1053664/M/

Piedmont's 767 for comparison. Note Boeing typeface. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Piedm...d=b85206d1c28ef5803bbd91e268772da8 Sorry to divert from topic.

-Rampart

[Edited 2011-11-28 10:57:58]

User currently offlinekoreana380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5374 times:

A beautiful reminder of a bygone era.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Looks good to me! In fact, for some reason it looks like a 737 that belongs to the Thai government/Royal Family...

User currently offlinesoyuz From Australia, joined Sep 2010, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

It's about time! Can't wait to see the real thing. I wonder what they will do with the titles given that, strictly speaking, Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie is an airline of a non-existent country. I hope for nostalgia's sake they keep things original. It would be quite befitting, given that this aircraft is apparently meant to operate predominantly out of Bratislava.

Yes, it's interesting that they've decided to go for a retro 737, given that they're phasing this type out, with just 6 examples remaining. IMO the livery will look better on the 737 than it would on the less sleek albeit more efficient A320.

I really wish CSA the best, given the tough time they've been going through. One of the oldest airlines in the world and IIRC either the second or third to introduce jet aircraft (TU-104, 50 years ago).


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

Interesting that they decided to include the "Ceskoslovenske" titles.... I know it is part of the history but could hit some sensitivities, particularly in Bratislava.


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Now that is retro. Even I don't remember that scheme.

Maybe they would have been better off with this one?

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User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3962 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 6):

Interesting that they decided to include the "Ceskoslovenske" titles.... I know it is part of the history but could hit some sensitivities, particularly in Bratislava.

If they put something else there then it would equal to history rewriting. We had enough of that during our dark years. No sensitivity issues on this side of the border  

Hopefully I'll be able to see this one at PRG on Jan 20th in the morning when I'm arriving from ILZ ....



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User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting Yirina77 (Thread starter):
Tomorrow we expect in Prague arrival on new retro jet of Czech Airlines (OK-XGB B735):

Are there any pics ??


User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4807 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Quoting soyuz (Reply 5):
It's about time! Can't wait to see the real thing.

Meanwhile, be contented with a photo.....  
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The scheme suits the 735 Classic well.   



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User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Quoting kl911 (Reply 9):
Are there any pics ??
Quoting Devilfish (Reply 10):
Meanwhile, be contented with a photo.....

Nice timing. thanks.  


User currently offlineandrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3372 times:

Thanks for sharing the news! I really like the retro livery (IMHO looks better then current scheme!).

User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

WOW! This is one extremely smart-looking retro!

It sure does not matter whether it is applied on an Airbus or a Boeing ... it looks great.

For some reason, few airlines - perhaps with exceptions such as ANA and Thai - seem to want retro liveries applied on wide-bodied aircraft.

KC Sim


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting aviasian (Reply 13):
For some reason, few airlines - perhaps with exceptions such as ANA and Thai - seem to want retro liveries applied on wide-bodied aircraft.

These liveries aren't designed to hang around for ever and it is a LOT more expensive to paint a widebodied aircraft in a bespoke livery like a retro one.



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 14):
These liveries aren't designed to hang around for ever and it is a LOT more expensive to paint a widebodied aircraft in a bespoke livery like a retro one.

Why? Licensing?

I'd imagine if an airline chose to paint a new aircraft, straight out of one Boeing's plants, into a retro livery that it would cost the same as painting into a contemporary livery.

Unless the stencils (whatever they use, I don't understand) are that expensive..



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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3761 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2481 times:
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Didn't they introduce a special livery on one of their 737s a few years ago when they celebrated their 80th anniversary? That special livery shows the first aircraft they flew back in the early days of commercial aviation.


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I spotted this particular aircraft when I went to Prague back in 2005.

Here is the link in my blog:

http://ben-csa.blogspot.com/

I agree that they should have introduced this retro livery on an A320 instead of a 737. Like Babybus mentions, The red livery dating from the Communist Era (70s and 80s) would have been nice.

Ben Soriano



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