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China Southern's New 787 Livery  
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10642 times:

This was discussed a bit in the 787 production thread but I thought it warranted its own thread.


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Brilliant livery - simple, clean yet breathtaking!

[Edited 2012-08-16 12:38:22]

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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10583 times:

It should become their official new livery fleetwide.

User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10550 times:

This is an absolutely stunning design! I love it!

Devon

Edit - typo

[Edited 2012-08-16 12:28:25]

[Edited 2012-08-16 12:36:32]


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User currently offlineavi8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10506 times:

When will this aircraft be delivered?


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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10155 times:
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It looks great! This does beg the question though, has there ever been another aircraft type where special liveries have been so prolific?

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9748 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 4):
It looks great! This does beg the question though, has there ever been another aircraft type where special liveries have been so prolific?

True... and the other "new" one, the A380 doesn't seem to have any special liveries that I can think of... why not?


User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9370 times:

Apparently all but oneof their 787s (The already painted one I assume!) will carry this special scheme, making the one in their normal livery the special one!

User currently offlineVC315 From Australia, joined Aug 2012, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9300 times:

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 6):
Apparently all but oneof their 787s (The already painted one I assume!) will carry this special scheme, making the one in their normal livery the special one!

It is likely that 9 out of 10 will receive this special 787 livery, however, CZ is actually repainting aircrafts before the delivery...I was told they're more than one 787 painted in the usual CZ scheme beforehand and were waiting for GE engines. But they're all undergoing repaint process starting this month.

Thus, I'm wondering whether the remain one will be in SkyTeam livery..and that wouldn't be bad either.


User currently onlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9272 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 5):
True... and the other "new" one, the A380 doesn't seem to have any special liveries that I can think of... why not?

Probably because deliveries and customers were more spread out, and because it is such a visually different aircraft. The 787 is much harder to distinguish for your everyday traveler (from the outside at least), and they will be filling up airports far sooner, so operators want to make their planes stand out to take advantage of the new plane 'advantage'.


User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3204 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9144 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 5):
True... and the other "new" one, the A380 doesn't seem to have any special liveries that I can think of... why not?

Malaysia Airlines?


User currently offlinecelestar From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9051 times:

This is very nice. I think it beats ANA special livery on 787.
Wish they paint more aircraft like this one but apparently according to CXFlyboy, this would be the only one.


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 889 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 8730 times:
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Quoting celestar (Reply 10):
This is very nice. I think it beats ANA special livery on 787.

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It's very whimsical, and with the feather motif it captures the sense of flight.. ANA's special 787 livery, while nice to look at is really just nice to look at.. it doesn't invoke as much.

That being said, the placement of the "787" seems kinda awkward.

[Edited 2012-08-17 00:38:52]


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8296 times:

Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 9):
Malaysia Airlines?

I thought that was their permanent new one?


User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6582 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 8086 times:

Quoting celestar (Reply 10):
This is very nice. I think it beats ANA special livery on 787.
Wish they paint more aircraft like this one but apparently according to CXFlyboy, this would be the only one.

I think you misunderstand. I have heard that 9 out of 10 aircraft will be in this special scheme.


User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7883 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 5):
True... and the other "new" one, the A380 doesn't seem to have any special liveries that I can think of... why not?

Possibly because, as a virtue of its size, the A380 is distinctive enough to be recognised as something 'different' or 'new' without a special livery.

The 787, as technologically complex as it is, is (aesthetically) just another twin and a stubby one at that. Hence, why the airlines feel the need to advertise it as something new, so that your average Joe Bloggs will take note.

Or at least that's the way I see it.


User currently offlinemdavies06 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7812 times:

They should paint this across their entire fleet. Their current livery is very 1980s  

User currently offlinewouwout From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7741 times:

the graphics are nice, however too many different fonts for my taste. Makes it messy.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12324 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7577 times:

I think it's fabulous, and am surprised at all the nitpickers here.

I wonder who designed the livery?



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User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7399 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 12):
I thought that was their permanent new one?

Nope. It's not. The only thing the MAS management has confirmed is that all 388 will be painted in that blue/white livery. The rest of the fleets will still be painted in red/blue/white. Corporate logo is still the same as the one they have been using for more than 2 decades, same design, same shape. The corporate Malaysia Airlines font/design is still the same too.


User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

Its a really nice livery, well done to them! I hope we see some more special liveries by other airlines when they get their 787s.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10642 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7294 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 17):
I wonder who designed the livery?

"John Hull at Teague designed the livery, based on an egret." @ http://kpae.blogspot.nl/2012/08/paine-field-august-16.html



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User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1560 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7102 times:

While I generally like it when an airline paints an aircraft in a different way than a white fuselage and a logo on the tailfin, IMO they've a bit too far with this scheme. To me it looks more like something belonging to a Brazilian carnival parade than a serious passenger airplane. Since I see nothing but positive comments I probably will get    for this, but I like the United 787 livery much better, a mix between its own and the Boeing 787 'light' livery.


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User currently offlinegr09 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7086 times:

Wow it's beautiful! Really love it!

User currently offlineJettravel From Austria, joined Sep 2004, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6846 times:

Finally excellent colors !!

User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

.......not enough white on it

What a relief to find an airline willing to try something other than 95 shades of white for a change. Joking aside I actually think it's very nice.


25 Revelation : Thanks, I hadn't seen that yet.
26 VC315 : Just out of curiosity, do you guys think it would be possible for XIAMEN AIR (MF) to use the same livery (except the logo/text) on its B787 fleet at a
27 AnsettB727 : I think it's a big improvement on the standard livery, but it always looks so cheap and nasty to me. I'm not pretending to be a design expert, but I t
28 VC315 : Idk, I feel quite the opposite. I reckon the font for 'China Southern' looks alright, but the chinese characters seem a bit off. True. I watched a Ch
29 caetravlr : I'm curious to see the other side. Does it look exactly the same, or the way the paint wraps around do the blue and the white switch from the front to
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