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Monarch A320 Painted In Wrong Colours  
User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 904 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 21093 times:

Turns out Monarch's new livery is slightly wrong according to this picture

"This was the one and only chance to see this livery as it was painted with the wrong shade of colour and after operating this flight to Gibraltar it will go back to be repainted"


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Shame, I started to quite like it. I'm guessing it will be slightly darker. The usual monarch blue/black or will it be different? Anyone know?

Jordan  


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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1872 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 21092 times:
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Well thats a relief! I really hate this scheme. Hope it will be more like the current one which I think is very decent.

Martijn



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineCabincrewifly From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 20941 times:

O pity. Its great to see some something different so bored with the usual stuff atm


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User currently offlinemhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 20780 times:

I actually quite like it

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The rumour I heard when taking the photo was that this was new, though I've also heard the mistake theory. Either way it made my day to catch it today!



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 20524 times:

Quoting mhodgson (Reply 3):

The rumour I heard when taking the photo was that this was new, though I've also heard the mistake theory. Either way it made my day to catch it today!

Now that looks better! The purple before looked to sickly!



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 20424 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 4):
Now that looks better! The purple before looked to sickly!

Isn't it the same? It says both photos were taken on Feburary 3rd



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 20396 times:

Wuhoo! Either this was some massive publicity stunt, or someone is going to get their backside kicked. I just can't imagine how a company can 'accidentally' paint an aircraft in the wrong colours.

Either way, the result was a horrendous colour 'scheme' (although it can hardly be called a scheme when they just look so awful together).


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 20168 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 5):
Isn't it the same? It says both photos were taken on Feburary 3rd

Oh dear my mistake!  The 2nd pic looked as if the purple was toned down compared to the 1st, but I guess the sun made it look brighter.



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User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 904 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 20112 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 7):
Oh dear my mistake!  The 2nd pic looked as if the purple was toned down compared to the 1st, but I guess the sun made it look brighter.


I thought exactly the same at first and immediately thought they were 2 different aircraft. Then realised it was the same one and noticed the date  

How long will the repaint take?



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 19931 times:

Less of a "oops we painted it in the wrong colours" more of a "wow we didnt think it would look this awful, quick hide it".

How can you mistakenly paint a plane...


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 19817 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 8):

How long will the repaint take?

I am not too sure, maybe a couple days.

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 9):
Less of a "oops we painted it in the wrong colours" more of a "wow we didnt think it would look this awful, quick hide it".

How can you mistakenly paint a plane...

Haha yes I agree 100%, I think this is more of a "oh dear what have we done" mistake.

Anyway im sure Monarch have set a new record for quickest new livery.



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 19656 times:

Are we sure that it wasn't painted correctly and then the company has decided to tweak it? It wouldn't be the first time and happens regularly with rebranding etc in all kinds of business.


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User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1303 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 19628 times:

Think it would look better if the purple was more like the current blue/purple colour.

Im also wondering how you accidentally paint a plane the wrong colour.



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 19337 times:

On this side of the pond, that scheme recalls this USA Regulation-era, local-service-carrier 70's classic:


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Yellow and purple flies again!

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User currently offlineemalad From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 18867 times:

To be honest, I quite liked the new 'mistake' colours  

Still not sure how you could make a mistake when painting an airplane   


User currently offlineRDH3E From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1676 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 18839 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Reply 8):
How long will the repaint take?
Quoting LGWflyer (Reply 10):
I am not too sure, maybe a couple days.

I think it's about 9 days.


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 18645 times:

Don't believe it for a minute. So, not a single person in that paint hanger said... "hang on a minute something not right here".....

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5467 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 18639 times:

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 15):
I think it's about 9 days.

An expensive mistake!


User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18516 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 16):
Don't believe it for a minute. So, not a single person in that paint hanger said... "hang on a minute something not right here".....
Quoting seabosdca (Reply 17):

An expensive mistake!

It's definitely doesn't seem like a mistake, I bet they had thought it looked bad (in which it did) and needed redoing.



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 18511 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 16):
Don't believe it for a minute. So, not a single person in that paint hanger said... "hang on a minute something not right here".....

Indeed Like I said they finaly got to look on it on an actual plane and realised how horrid it is. Conveniently they painted it the "new wrong" colour that their website has been running with for a while. Coincidence eh eh? yeah right. Apparently it needed more then 1 coat of Puke purple also because it wasnt strong enough?


User currently offlinefaxiTMA From Iceland, joined Jan 2009, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17763 times:

Icelandair's TF-FIR was re-painted about a year ago, and it came back sans the blue belly:


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as opposed to the usual white, yellow and blue as the rest of the fleet


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We never got a real explanation as to why, but the story says the contractor messed up the job. 'FIR is currently in the painthangar for a repaint, and this time it will be white, yellow and blue!

Also, note that the styled "F" on the tail is actually a sticker and is almost never the same shade of yellow between planes, on some aircraft it's almost red, like TF-FIP, while on others it's almost white, like TF-FIZ.


User currently offlineGaryck From United Kingdom, joined May 2008, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17637 times:
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Its a shame the aircraft only made 1 return flight to to Gibralta from Manchester, luckily the MAN guys were enjoying a cold afternoon in joes field when it floated past.


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I believe it is now safely back into Airlivery for the 'New', but old dark purple to be applied, the aircraft is due to remain with the new yellow tail. Should be out and about next week. I think specsavers could do a deal with the paintshop to get their own plane repianted for free in return for eye tests.

Gary



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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 17199 times:

So, for shiz and giggles...I went to their website. HOLY EASTER EGG. I am in agreement with everyone that have said this wasn't a painting mistake, as much as it was a "oh GAWD...the purple & yellow looks HORRID when it is on the side of an A320....QUICK...hide it!"

One has to wonder if the website colours now may also get tweaked?



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User currently offlinechootie From Germany, joined May 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 15994 times:

....YIKES!!!!!! looks like a GERMANWINGS affiliate, (barf) keep the blue!!


chootie
User currently offlineHighlandExpress From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2011, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 13361 times:

Personally I like it, makes a change from the usual boring Euro-comply schemes we have these days! Let's get back to the era where we had CP Air, Court, Braniff and the likes - I think too much is emphasized on corporate image these days. The sky should be full of colour & fun, not dozens of airlines all with mediocre similar looking liveries.....When we fly, do we care what colour the plane is? Surely service rates higher?

Just my tuppence.........



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25 Post contains links and images jwhite9185 : When Air Livery did G-VXLG of VS, they did the tail a wrong shade of red. Then to top it off, the paint started peeling off and looked terrible. Its
26 SRQKEF : My dad worked at FI Group in a high position, and he said that it was to get it quicker into service. It had a blue tail before and instead of sprayi
27 burnsie28 : I think the Thai purple is the best out there. From what it sounds like it was the wrong shade of purple, thats an easier mistake to make when mixing
28 LX138 : Aww I quite like this new Monarch paintscheme. Perhaps someone in management saw it afterwards and thought 'Ok, I'm not liking that very much'! Hence
29 BY738 : That wasnt a "mistake" , it was simply a fault with the paint. It was supposed to have the altered metallic red appearance. They have since been unab
30 jwhite9185 : I Count 5! The original 2000 Scheme on all but 3x A346's and 1x A343 The 2005 21st birthday livery on G-VFAB The 2006 Scheme on the 3x newest A346's
31 Continental : Seems like a waste to repaint it. Would it really prevent people from flying on that airplane?
32 Post contains links 02hilliert : Maybe the next Monarch Enthusiast Event will operate on this "new" aircraft? http://bit.ly/npsPkM
33 Post contains images IndyWA : N7 (National Airlines) did the same thing. The painting was done in Mexico on N521NA and came out purple instead of dark blue
34 skipness1E : You have to add G-VSXY and G-VKSS as a sub-scheme as the tail and engines are the wrong shade of red. I saw G-VELD towing in the dusk sunlight at LHR
35 jwhite9185 : Yeah i forgot about those 2. Make that 6 different schemes in use then!
36 ferengi80 : They should keep it, it makes a refreshing change!
37 Post contains links and images shankly : For those of us old enough to remember, the tail and lower yellow at aft is actually a rather nice reflection of the Monarch heritage: View Large View
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