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Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10366 times:

The 10th Air China 777-300ER was delivered on Wednesday featuring 40 smiling faces to celebrate Boeing's 40-years of partnership with Chinese customers.


photo - Boeing media.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10203 times:

Looks photoshopped for some reason! Though I know it isn't really... weird!

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9770 times:

That is one SHAAAAARP lookin' aircraft!

User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8426 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9673 times:
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Now that is a good looking 77W!


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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9673 times:

Here's a much better image:


http://paineairport.com/kpae5543.htm


That is one sharp looking aircraft, yes!!!

A388


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9595 times:

Boeing put out a document about its history in China.

Pretty interesting that Bill Boeing way back in 1920s hired a Chinese engineer Wong Tsoo to help design aircraft. Mr Wong later returned to China and played other important rolls in early Chinese aviation.

The rekindling of relations came with Richard Nixon's historic visit in 1972, which opened the door to relations with the CAAC and then monumental order for 10 Boeing 707s.

Today, some 6,000 Boeing aircraft fly the world with parts and assemblies built in China.


Here is a close up for the faces



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From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 665 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9536 times:
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I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

Bon Voyage,

AirAfreak.



Do you lead an Intercontinental life?
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18675 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 4):
That is one sharp looking aircraft, yes!!!

Fair enough except the Comic Sans.

Seriously, there needs to be an international treaty banning that font.


User currently offlineB2468 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9401 times:

Very cool...whose faces are depicted in the livery?

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Fair enough except the Comic Sans.

I don't think that is Comic Sans. It surely some other kind of "handwritten" font, but it is much, much better than Comic Sans. I think MU used Comic Sans on its Expo 2010 A346 (which I call the "Haibao Jet").

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 6):
I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

I think it is very interesting that you get a "weird vibe" when you see the CA livery. When I see the CA livery, I always feel a strange sense of comfort. I love CA's regular livery.

Does anyone else have any unusual feelings when you see a particular livery?



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User currently offlinejustinlee From China, joined Aug 2012, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 6):
I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

Bon Voyage,

AirAfreak.

It's kind of modification of the old Aeroflot livery. If you don't like USSR, maybe...


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9284 times:

Unfortunately the basic Air China livery is a rather gloomy one that reminds me of a dark totalitarian place, not the more vibrant nation and company CA has become.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8963 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):

Still considered a third world Country, even by the locals. CA's domestic flights are tolerable but I stopped flying them long haul.



John@SFO
User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1044 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8168 times:

I think it's on of the most uncharming special livery of all time.
Look very boring and doesn't make any senses to me.

Flew CA PEK-LAX-PEK on their 77W, not a bad experience but would I rather fly them again?
Not in the next 5 years.

Congrats Air China.



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7693 times:

Don't see any dissident faces on there..


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User currently offlineirelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6825 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 2):
That is one SHAAAAARP lookin' aircraft!

I disagree. It's too one note, and the comic sans and the random layout of the faces in the middle of the two "swoops" makes it look messy.

-IR


User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):
Unfortunately the basic Air China livery is a rather gloomy one that reminds me of a dark totalitarian place, not the more vibrant nation and company CA has become.

I agree too, someone else mentioned a likeness for the old Aeroflot scheme as well, I think those of us old enough to remember the Cold War, it does perhaps hark back to a more sinister time in World history.

I'm glad they dropped the CAAC tag some time ago.


User currently offlineSeJoWa From United States of America, joined May 2006, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

Let's have a Bloggers Behind Bars livery.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

Quoting B2468 (Reply 8):
Very cool...whose faces are depicted in the livery?

According to Boeing press release

The 40 people portrayed were selected from a social media campaign organized by Air China and Boeing in July 2012. People were invited through the most widely used social media platform in China to submit a smiling face with an inspiring message.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

This is similar to what KL did. People submitted their pics and they were transfer to a tile scene and put onto a KL 777.

Wish the Chinese/Boeing could come up with something original.. IMO.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/ai...lm-unveils-777-sporting-faces.html



John@SFO
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