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Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed  
User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 14024 times:

Afriqiyah Airways revealed a new livery today in Tripoli. The livery will be introduced a soon to be delivered aircraft.
A bad quality photo taken just a few hours ago:

The airline’s current livery features a "9.9.99" logo on the tail and engines, which mark the date (9 September 1999) when the Sirte Declaration, which established the African Union, was signed in Sirte, Libya under the then Gaddhafi regime.

http://t.co/Gl2P9stC

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 14016 times:

Looks much like Garuda.

User currently offlinelostsound From Canada, joined May 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13894 times:

Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

This new one looks fine, but rather tasteless...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A-f4pkqCQAA8IJK.jpg:large



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User currently offlineShuttle9juliet From UK - Scotland, joined Jul 2010, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13795 times:

More like Mexicanas last livery

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13795 times:

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

It was too closely-linked to the deposed Gadaffi regime, especially the "9.9.99" date of the Sirte Declaration that established the African Union, one of Gadaffi's pet projects. And the declaration that adopted the agreement is named for Gadaffi's hometown where the meeting was held.


User currently onlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13677 times:

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

Having a livery about a date is not modern. It is tacky- no matter what the date means/signifies. This is much better.


User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6218 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 13586 times:
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Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
This new one looks fine, but rather tasteless...


Tasteless as in boring or tasteless as in "distasteful"?


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3916 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13328 times:

Quoting Shuttle9juliet (Reply 3):
More like Mexicanas last livery

Yes!

I liked their not-so-new one that had the black band running vertically across the fuselage near the cockpit windows...


User currently offlinelostsound From Canada, joined May 2012, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 13276 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 6):

Tasteless as in boring. It's aesthetically pleasing, but drab and anonymous.

Quoting Polot (Reply 5):
Having a livery about a date is not modern. It is tacky- no matter what the date means/signifies. This is much better.

You call it tacky, I call it character. Something this new livery is void of in my opinion.

I don't know, to me this new livery is like drinking room temperature water. Not bad but not good.

[Edited 2012-12-19 12:23:23]


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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 12966 times:

I liked the old one way better.

This new one is pretty bland and uninspired.



Where have all the tri-jets gone...
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 12737 times:

Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 9):
I liked the old one way better.

           

Particularly the earlier version with the dark stripe on top and band around the front fuselage:


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Photo © Jose Luis Guerrero - Iberian Spotters



User currently offlinecapri From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 449 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 12177 times:

Is there a trend going with blue colour, Egyptair, Malaysia, now Afriquia, soon will AA adopt this kind of livery??

User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 12150 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):

I think the A340-200 in the picture was Gaddafi's private jet/flying palace.

The old livery needed to be replaced, but the new one really is as dull as ditchwater.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 11556 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 12):
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):

I think the A340-200 in the picture was Gaddafi's private jet/flying palace.

Correct. Views of the passenger cabin in the last 2 videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcpCKt7jSMc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6cN4WqERdE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BoT4eBWOuU


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2046 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 8505 times:

I am sure Libya wants to move beyond the old color scheme. I loved the black and white and use of a technicolor pattern on the tail of the old livery. It is very creative and pretty. That is the good part. Celebrating a date with an aircraft livery is a bit strange and jingoistic. It's like an American airline celebrating 1776 or 1492 on an aircraft.

The new livery is real boring, boring, boring. Very non-memorable and non-controversial.


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 5618 times:

What part of that livery represents the new Libya or the African continent?

Poor, ill-thought out design again.


User currently onlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1880 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

The newest Afriqiyah A320 (5A-ONN) was delivered yesterday with an all white livery and Afriqiyah titels: http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=1189055

User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 16):

Looks like a military transport .


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