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Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 21255 times:

Iraqi are going back to their old colours and have started applying it on the CRJ900 fleet all of which except one were delivered all white with no markings, the first sported the new livery which has been rejected, IA may also cancel remaining four CRJ orders as they want larger aircraft.

First CRJ in the green colours, partial photo http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...00807193776_983400_292202602_n.jpg

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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 21182 times:

Where do they plan to fly to?

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 21083 times:

They are flying to a number of destinations in the region, also said to have resumed Delhi and Bombay after twenty two years, Kuwait is also to come back online soon.

[Edited 2012-06-04 10:33:28]

User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 21025 times:

I wish they resume some points in Europe as well.

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2645 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 21005 times:
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Is this the new-old livery?

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace...ardier-crj900-of-iraqi-airways.bmp


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 20903 times:

Yes, here is another view of the quite boring livery, good riddance.

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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2645 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 20872 times:
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It was a good decision to dump the blue one, it is forgettable and doesn't stand out. I like the green one, I find it quite unique among the Middle Eastern carriers.

User currently offlineLostSound From Canada, joined May 2012, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 20369 times:

I think they should try coming up with another new livery. The one they came up with that they are now replacing was very similar to one of their older liveries, but quite bland and forgettable. Their green one that they are going back too is aged and dry IMO. Oh well.

[Edited 2012-06-04 12:12:49]


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User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1106 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 20112 times:

I know A.NET loves to see airlines bring back liveries from the dark ages and to never modernize their color schemes, and I agree with this from an enthusiast's point of view. However, certain airlines need to re-brand themselves in order to show that they've changed.

I think IA's new livery was a smart way of showing they've "rejuvenated" with new planes, and are trying to enter a new era of operating and service standards. Truthfully, I associate the old IA livery with an airline that operates a sporadic schedule with extremely tired and worn planes. I realize that wasn't IA's fault, but nonetheless I don't think the perception with the old livery is a good one.....


User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2663 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 19776 times:

I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6889/iraqi1.png



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User currently offlinerolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 19702 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 9):
I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)

Looks awesome.

Note that green is a very common in the Middle East, but that doesn't mean that the livery has to be common and boring.



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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2645 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 19626 times:
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Quoting rolfen (Reply 10):

But if you think about it, not many airlines from that region use green on their liveries. I think only Mahan from Iran has a green livery.


User currently offlinekamboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 19410 times:

Green is the color of Islam.

User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1272 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 19381 times:

Saudia formerly used green, and to great effect. Personally, I think Iraqi's classic livery is excellent and am happy to see it on new aircraft, though I probably won't get the chance to actually see it in person unless some new 737s are delivered in that livery.


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If only more airlines had such vibrant and expressive liveries...

[Edited 2012-06-04 14:37:55]

User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 19377 times:

Like both those liveries, the bottom one slightly more although think the titles should be bigger

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 19267 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 9):

I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)


The top one looks like Braniff Flying Colors, and the bottom one looks like Pakistan Int'l.
I like them both!!!

The catch is that a new Boeing comes with a THREE COLOR paint job; both of the paint schemes you've come up with have more than three colors. So, they'd have to pay extra, which most carriers aren't willing to do.

[Edited 2012-06-04 15:10:16]

User currently offlineaviatorcraig From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2010, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 18353 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 15):

The catch is that a new Boeing comes with a THREE COLOR paint job; both of the paint schemes you've come up with have more than three colors. So, they'd have to pay extra, which most carriers aren't willing to do

Are you kidding?? The cost of the paint job is minuscule compared to the cost of a new airliner. Have it delivered in white and get it painted locally if Boeing will only let you have three colours!

How about this for a scheme...


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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3123 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 18201 times:

I liked the blue livery. It looked fresh and modern, unlike the green livery.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5844 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 18116 times:

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 16):
Are you kidding?? The cost of the paint job is minuscule compared to the cost of a new airliner. Have it delivered in white and get it painted locally if Boeing will only let you have three colours!

No, I'm not kidding. Airlines are out there to make money; adding a more costly paint job does nothing to improve dispatch reliability, operational costs, or fuel consumption. Buying a 738 to replace a 72S does ALL of those things.
Delta: Red, White, and Blue (albeit two shades of red)
AA: Red, White, and Blue
United: White, Gold, and Blue
Alaska: White, Blue and Green
KLM: Blue, Blue and White
Air France: White, Red, and Blue
Lufthansa: White, Purple and Yellow
Air Canada: Red, Toothpaste and Dark Toothpaste

There's no charge for Boeing Wing Gray, i.e., it doesn't seem to count as a color. LH uses a darker shade- I doubt they pay for that.

By and large, you don't see carriers offering diverse, exciting color schemes. Even UA's blue on blue on blue on blue has been done away with.

I really like the designs that BARPD came up with; but I don't expect to see anything as interesting as that gracing the side of a major's airplane for the rest of my life.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17302 times:

Their old green livery was the best, I used to love seeing their 747s at LHR back in the late 70s, early 80s...top class livery that shouldn't be changed!


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User currently offlinevincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 16018 times:

At least we have CX and BR which use green as primary colors and those 2 airlines should be around for a long time. I wish SV would ditch that putrid blue and restore the green as well, along with MS bringing back gold and red, those are absolutely classic liveries.

Another color I really miss, yellow. BI is unique, unfortunately it doesn't have extensive network nor larger aircraft to enhance the livery.

[Edited 2012-06-04 20:03:49]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15799 times:

Quoting vincewy (Reply 20):
Another color I really miss, yellow. BI is unique, unfortunately it doesn't have extensive network nor larger aircraft to enhance the livery.

Don't forget Scoot, SQ's new longhaul LCC.
http://www.watoday.com.au/travel/sin...down-in-sydney-20120605-1zt9a.html



User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7038 times:
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Quoting garpd (Reply 9):

Very Well Done Garpd!!!   

What about the liens against new Iraqi aircraft by the Kuwaiti's for war reparations? Has anyone heard anything on that lately?



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6343 times:

Iraq-Kuwait issues resolved, infact they are planning setting up a joint airline http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwai...s-operate-iraq-flights-450239.html

User currently offlineJoeyTaffy93 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5580 times:
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First post here.  

I must say I am glad they've gone back to this livery. I've always been a fan of it. I'm looking to see a picture of the full aircraft in the livery, and hopefully the 737-700's at some point soon too.


25 OA260 : +1 Its an iconic lovely livery . I remember seeing their B747s in LHR as a kid and always loved it . Kudos to them for taking a brave decision and no
26 Post contains images JoeyTaffy93 : Exactly. Now I never actually seen the old livery in person but in photos it looks great. I will hopefully see it one day now that they've returned t
27 777way : I have seen the old livery in person on 747 and An-24 the green was too dark and surprisingly did not look as good as it appears in some photos, on th
28 JoeyTaffy93 : I think it is wavy at the top of the CRJ, I could be wrong. If you look closely at the partial image you can see white appearing at the top shortly w
29 OA260 : I have to disagree I thought it looked great in that shade of Green and still do . But horses for courses etc ...
30 N766UA : That blue and white number is pretty bland, but all I can think of when I see the original livery is the bombed out hulks of jetliners scattered about
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