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User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 208 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

Hi Everyone,

A while ago SA was running a competition locally that students and school kids could download a template of an Airbus A340-600 and design a colour scheme that will be used on the plane that flies the South African team to the Olympic Games. This was in April / May but it seems to have gone a bit quiet.

http://www.flysaa.com/za/en/flyingSA...rs/archive/Leisure_May_2012.html#7

Anyone have more info? Final design or is the plane painted?

Ndizani was the last time SA did something like this with a B743


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User currently offlineShudu From South Africa, joined Sep 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Hi Jasondn

Just heard on the radio that the competition was won by a design student from Stellenbosch.

The team is scheduled to depart 19th July on the 'special' A340. I'll definitely be at JNB to see it on this day.

I have not heard anything else beyond the above.


Regards,

Shudu


User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

Great! Thanks Shudu. Looking forward to seeing the plane in the "flesh".

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Hope it looks good! Lately, the Olympic colorschemes have SUCKED! (i.e., BA "Dove")

User currently offlineShudu From South Africa, joined Sep 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

Just found this link with more information and pics of the first paint strokes;

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/flying-high-1.1336812

Its being reported that the aircraft is an Airbus A340-300 and not an A346 as previously confirmed. I believe it is ZS-SXD.

Regards,

Shudu


User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Thx Shudu,

I wonder what the final design looks like.

Cheers


User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Hi, I came across this article and it has a picture of the front of the plane. Anyone seen it on the ramp at OR Tambo?

http://www.roadtolondon2012.co.za/20...nveiled-as-team-sas-games-carrier/


User currently offlinespeedbird128 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

http://thenewage.co.za/56537-10-53-SA_Olympic_team_Siyanqoba_unveiled

This is all I could find on it. Hardly very special like Ndizani...


User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Quoting speedbird128 (Reply 7):

Good initiative by SAA and indeed is it less extensive than what I was expecting. Still a nice move by SAA...


User currently offlineShudu From South Africa, joined Sep 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

It looks very conservative compared to what we saw with Ndizani, am a bit underwhelmed.

I guess it's the thought that counts


User currently offlinebrj From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Looking at the pic linked above, looks like it's been applied to an A340-200/300 rather than the -600 variant.

User currently offlinespeedbird128 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting Shudu (Reply 9):
It looks very conservative compared to what we saw with Ndizani, am a bit underwhelmed.

I think they picked this kind of theme as a winner as it can be decalled and not need a repaint like ndizani...

Quoting brj (Reply 10):
looks like it's been applied to an A340-200/300 rather than the -600 variant.

Seems like a good observation. I'd guess then A343 as the -200's are going i think...


User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

The aircraft involved is A340-300E ZS-SXD

User currently onlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6461 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

First shots showing up in the database, and I must say it's looking pretty good:

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User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 13):
I must say it's looking pretty good

I must say I totally agree. I was also underwhelmed when I saw the first pictures that only showed the front. Having seen the whole aircraft, I like it.


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