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Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed  
User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 19 hours ago) and read 14293 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, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (2 years 19 hours ago) and read 14285 times:

Looks much like Garuda.

User currently offlinelostsound From Canada, joined May 2012, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 19 hours ago) and read 14163 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 (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 14064 times:

More like Mexicanas last livery

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 14064 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, 2365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 13946 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 offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6596 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (2 years 18 hours ago) and read 13855 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, 3976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 17 hours ago) and read 13597 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, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 17 hours ago) and read 13545 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, 2969 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 16 hours ago) and read 13235 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, 5811 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (2 years 15 hours ago) and read 13006 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, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 13 hours ago) and read 12446 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, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 13 hours ago) and read 12419 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, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (2 years 12 hours ago) and read 11825 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, 2097 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 hours ago) and read 8774 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 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

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

Poor, ill-thought out design again.


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3992 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, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months ago) and read 3931 times:

Quoting viasa (Reply 16):

Looks like a military transport .


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