Giancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1291 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 17816 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?
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.
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.
rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1529 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16504 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?
HighlandExpress From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2011, 21 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 12666 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.........
I am from Scotland, but I live in Germany.....
25 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 02hilliert: Maybe the next Monarch Enthusiast Event will operate on this "new" aircraft? http://bit.ly/npsPkM
33 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 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