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Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"  
User currently offlinecotparampguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 228 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8925 times:

Interesting. First Saab painted at the link.

http://www.local10.com/news/New-airl...324/5738208/-/h8nyr5z/-/index.html

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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8840 times:

The livery is surprisingly decent, and should translate well to the Beech fleet.


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User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 1):
The livery is surprisingly decent, and should translate well to the Beech fleet.

Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1649 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8596 times:

Interesting, I do like the look sans the pink engines, it just doesn't look like it fits well. Do they have expansion plans or are they just going to focus on existing service?


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8550 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 2):
Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?
Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 3):
I do like the look sans the pink engines,

+1 regarding the nacelles. Otherwise I like it. It is original though conservative. It's not eurowhite, it's not one of those new wavy designs and it's not one of these multi-color liveries that screams "Look at me."

[Edited 2011-12-16 12:22:57]

User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1438 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8511 times:

Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.



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User currently offlineplanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1007 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8499 times:
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More photos from Sun Sentinel:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...ys-20111215,0,4629008.photogallery

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User currently offlineSulley From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 524 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8420 times:

No UA Express Livery?


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21520 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8367 times:

Quoting peanuts (Reply 5):
Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.

Considering it's Gulfstream, the mispronunciation might actually be accurate.

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User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 8096 times:

Quoting peanuts (Reply 5):
Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.


Fuchsia Silver Airways


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1649 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7873 times:

Quoting planemannyc (Reply 6):

The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3065 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7808 times:

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 2):
Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?

Without the hot pink... excuse me, "fuchsia"... engines, the livery would be entirely devoid of color and would look like a black & white photograph of an aircraft superimposed on a color background. That being said, I'm not sure fuchsia would have been the shade I'd have chosen for the one dash of color in an otherwise achromatic livery.



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User currently offlinefloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7774 times:

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 10):
The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.

It still has the standard Mesaba interior. These interiors were just updated in 2009, so it should be good for a while.



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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7536 times:

Interesting livery. I think the "fuschia" works well with the livery. I also like that the airline chose to put "Silver" at the rear of the fuselage, rather than the front. A nice touch.

However, the circles do not blend well with the black tail. Too much clash.. hard angles and circles don't mix.

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 10):
The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.

How else would it look? Gray/silver/fuschia seats would look gnarly. And there's not much else to do with the Saab 340's interior, AFAIK.



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User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7078 times:

Quoting planemannyc (Reply 6):
More photos from Sun Sentinel:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...ys-20111215,0,4629008.photogallery

Pix #2 caption of the Sentinel story should read: "The crew enjoys the arrival of lunch". Come on guys, have some dignity!


[Edited 2011-12-17 01:15:54]

User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5416 times:

Renaming Gulfstream is like putting lipstick on a pig, although it appears they put it on the engines instead.


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 11):
Without the hot pink... excuse me, "fuchsia"... engines, the livery would be entirely devoid of color and would look like a black & white photograph of an aircraft superimposed on a color background. That being said, I'm not sure fuchsia would have been the shade I'd have chosen for the one dash of color in an otherwise achromatic livery.

I concur. I light green or blue would suffice. Fuchsia? I must resist the urge to make a gay joke, I MUST!!!



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User currently offlinehiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2167 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

yup,,,,the motors blow. Interesting...they used to fly for UA also but was never an Express...file a chapt 11 and meanwhile UA buys CO which their fleet is painted in. Exit Chapt 11 and now a new paintjob and name and their third attempt at bigger aircraft that I can recall...Shorts then Emb120 and now Saab340.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 8193 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

So, is the name supposed to be ironic, or is the livery supposed to be?

Stupid name, stupid, arbitrary color scheme.



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3305 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

I drove by the Gulfstream hangar at FLL on Thursday evening and was wondering what this aircraft was doing there. Will the Saab 340s be supplementing or replacing the Beech 1900s?

User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):
Will the Saab 340s be supplementing or replacing the Beech 1900s?

Supplementing



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4361 times:

They will have 6 on-site by June.. so about one a month. Pretty sure all will be former XJ aircraft


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User currently offlineoflanigan From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

Any idea which routes would support a Saab?

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

Quoting hiflyer (Reply 17):
Exit Chapt 11 and now a new paintjob and name and their third attempt at bigger aircraft that I can recall...Shorts then Emb120 and now Saab340.

They also inherited Paradise Island Airlines' DHC-7s for a short time in the late '90s.

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25 cotparampguy : Sorry to bump this, but they were talking about using them on the Bahamas routes from Florida. They go up against IBC and SkyBahamas on those routes
26 ScottB : Yeah, the name is kind of silly but they needed something better than "Gulfstream" considering their expansion into Montana. And I suppose there's so
27 Post contains links and images NASBWI : The more I look at the livery, the more I like it! It's definitely different, but not tacky. The pink nacelles do appear a bit out-of-place, but I fee
28 Post contains links and images Larshjort : Whenever I see the new colorscheme I keep thinking NextJet because of the engines. View Large View MediumPhoto © Helmut Schnichels
29 N766UA : Maybe, it just sounds incomplete. Silver *Something* Airways sounds more balanced, but whatever, I can forgive that. I can't understand, however, cal
30 NASBWI : I'm not sure I follow; the suffix to the reg on the photos is XJ...did I miss something? What does AG have to do with Silver?
31 DualQual : Take a look at a periodic table of the elements.
32 KaiGywer : It looks like the XJ registration is temporary. If you look at the photo, you can see the AG registration underneath the XJ sticker
33 Post contains images NASBWI : Ahhh I see said the blind man . I'll be sure to read the captions next time haha. Cheers!
34 OB1504 : Are they hurting Gulfstream on those routes? How long have IBC and SkyBahamas been in the market?
35 N766UA : If you look closely, the new reg is painted under the "XJ" reg sticker, and it ends in AG- the chemical symbol for Silver. I suppose it could be wors
36 JBo : Too bad Gulfstream/Silver can't change is IATA code from 3M to AG (as it looks like AG is used by a carrier in Ireland, but then again, since the two
37 knope2001 : WIth their code being 3M it would be cool for them to have Tartan Plaid in their scheme, but perhaps some other company might not take kindly to that
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