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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3969 posts, RR: 17
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13437 times:

On their newest B738 B-5653 :



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Looks like they've nicked Aerolineas Argentinas old livery...

[Edited 2012-07-20 09:37:48]

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User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13352 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
Looks like they've nicked Aerolineas Argentinas old livery...

Huh? I honestly didnt make that connection at all. The blue is quite a bit different, the bird logo is the one they've used for quite a while now, the awkward circle element is the only thing removed. Here's their old livery for reference:

http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news_images/4817Xiamen%20Airlines.jpg

It's a lovely evolution, I think.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 7470 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13228 times:

Nice livery a proffessional looking logo would complete it, I wish Ariana had this instead of their pathetic bland scheme.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3969 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 13135 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 1):
Huh? I honestly didnt make that connection at all.

Change the shade of blue a few notches darker and it's virtually identical to AR's old tail livery.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6461 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13025 times:

Looks good! I did like the "old" Xiamen livery though, so I don't think the change is necesarilly a huge improvement. But it'll look good when their 787 lands in LAX  

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 7470 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 13025 times:

Which old AR livery? it dosent even come close in STYLE to the three worn before the current one, tail maybe a bit on the third one.


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[Edited 2012-07-20 10:45:46]

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3967 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12759 times:

Srsly, Argentinas?

There is only 1 thing this looks like, and it's this:


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An identical copy in my opinion.

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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3969 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12655 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 5):
Which old AR livery? it dosent even come close in STYLE to the three worn before the current one, tail maybe a bit on the third one.

The tail was what I was referring to and yes the 3rd one. At a glance it looks nearly identical if not for the shade of blue. Certainly a bland tail logo and worse than the previous livery imho which had a nice Chinese feel about it, but this one just looks totally generic.


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12431 times:

Oh, please. It's just a crane.

Lufthansa also has a crane on their tail, and they've been around longer than AR and MF, so are the two younger airlines both "copying" Lufthansa?

There's only so many ways you can create a graphic of a crane/swallow, and even with that lack of differentiation the cranes look different enough IMO.

Quoting RobK (Reply 7):
At a glance

At a glance, most airplanes look similar.. most bird logos look similar..



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User currently offlineGiancavia From Jamaica, joined Feb 2010, 1613 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12269 times:

Its okie dokie, The tail should have been a darker blue for me.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3670 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12004 times:

Not knowing anything about Xiamen other than it's a city and area renowned for stone masonry, the airline's livery doesn't connect to my perception in any way. Just another generic Cathay airline logo IMHO.


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User currently offlineCamohe From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 10599 times:

I think the new livery looks quite smart. I have flown domestic first class with them a few times. They are good airline. Their service is much better than CZ in my experience.

User currently offlinezoom1018 From Taiwan, joined May 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 9821 times:

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 6):
An identical copy in my opinion.

I am always amused to see people trying to be smart jumping to conclusion without any eduational background imformation. The logo on the tails of Xiamen Airlines is an EGRET, popularly seen on Xiamen island. The idea of an egret is flying high...


User currently offlinezoom1018 From Taiwan, joined May 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 9766 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 10):
Cathay airline logo

Cathay Pacific Airways' logo is not a BIRD, it is a BRUSH print.


User currently offlineIdeekay From Switzerland, joined Jun 2012, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8154 times:

The tail remembers me at this:


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User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 3082 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 7182 times:

Quoting zoom1018 (Reply 13):
Cathay Pacific Airways' logo is not a BIRD, it is a BRUSH print.

It is a symbol of both. There is a reason the stroke is in the shape that it is; it was designed to also conjure an image of a stylized bird in addition to a calligraphy stroke.


User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

Reminds me of Donghai Cargo's scheme.


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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2363 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6369 times:
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Reminds me of Our Airline's scheme.


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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3158 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

B-5653's delivery flight is today as CXA5653.


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User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3670 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Quoting zoom1018 (Reply 13):

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 10):
Cathay airline logo

Cathay Pacific Airways' logo is not a BIRD, it is a BRUSH print.

Obviously I wasn't being clear enough; this was a reference to Cathay as another name for China (and it's various airlines).

BTW, CX's logo and livery is one of my personal favourites.



come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineTeamInTheSky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

I think it looks great. Look forward to the painted SkyTeam plane as well.


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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2363 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5028 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Quoting Bluewave 707 (Reply 18):
B-5653's delivery flight is today as CXA5653.

Looking forward to seeing your photo of it at HNL on the database!


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11178 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4710 times:

Massively better than the crappy scheme they had before.

I am waiting for Air China now to finally introduce a scheme that fits this century. They are the only airline left still flying in a dull communist era paintscheme - and worse, they are the flagcarrier and not a backrow operator.


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