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User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 982 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 20210 times:

Hi - Today at LHR I noticed the latest MH A380 MND in an unfinished colour scheme, basically it had the titles and tail logo but no blue wrap-around fuselage bands.
I'm wondering if they are prepping it for a livery similar to their A330's.
Thanks.

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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 20124 times:

The most popular rumor, MND is to become the ''One World'' jet. Do not count on it getting the same scheme as the A330s.

[Edited 2013-01-26 14:07:24]


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User currently offlinenazgul From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2012, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19812 times:

I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12723 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 16235 times:

We will find out soon, MH will join oneworld next month.


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User currently offlinelollomz From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13630 times:
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Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!


User currently offlineairproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 640 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12560 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12180 times:

Quoting lollomz (Reply 4):

Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!
Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

You guys just don't like change. IMO, any new livery seems to get alot of negative comments and really eventually you just get use to it. Then when they change again, you will complain about the new livery again. I remember when DL changed from the widget to the Ron Allen livery, and then again to the "Deltaflot" and then changed again to the present livery there was alot of belly aching but people will just get use to it. AA is going thought the same thing, but we will get use to it.



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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10772 times:

Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

I'm wrongly qouted here.

As for the livery, i doubt the A380 would have been able to pull off the oldest current (B734/B777/B747) scheme. All things considering it doens't look that bad except for the position of the tail logo.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12723 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10633 times:



Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 10577 times:

What I don't get is why they can't seem to paint where the sing connects for the fuselage. If they could do that the planes would look a lot better.


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User currently offlinekann123air From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 9808 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah

Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....



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User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8848 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

That looks fantastic! The mess they have now, not to mention its inconsistency with the rest of the fleet, is just embarrassing.


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 876 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8650 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

I agree that wouldnt have looked right - an A380 needs something bolder.

I don't dislike the new scheme but think a few flashes of red would enhance it.

Looking forward to seeing what sort of Oneworld scheme they use - if its anything like the JAL special when they joined Oneworld it would be great.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JA8941-oneworld-01.jpg


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9956 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8562 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

It actually looks good in my opinion, but I also agree with...

Quoting kann123air (Reply 10):
Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....

The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

A388


User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8132 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

But everything in that model is designed to scale. Does everything have to be billboard and in-your-face these days?

My only suggestion would have been a more traditional shade of grey over the sort of muddied look they have in the model. But otherwise, I don't need floor to ceiling titles screaming in my face, or meaningless and inexplicable swooshy things to catch my attention.


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

3 aircraft are rumoured to be painted to a special oneworld livery, one from each current type that MH has on the fleet - a B738 (9M-MXB), an A333 (9M-MTE) and an A380 (9M-MND) in relation to MH's official appointment into the alliance on 1 February 2013.

Several photos have leaked to conform this.

B738 9M-MXB
http://instagram.com/p/Uvow8FHMuC/
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/

A333 9M-MTE
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/
http://instagram.com/p/VC4rp9L2KL/
http://instagram.com/p/U9m29kL2Db/
http://instagram.com/p/VAZBEftouu/

However, there is no image yet surfaced for the A380, which at present still stand as a rumour.

MH's oneworld inclusion ceremony will be streamed live at the airline's youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/MAStravel on Thursday 31 January 2013 at 1730 Malaysian time (GMT+8) or 0930 on 31 January 2013 London time.

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:15:57]

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:57:39]

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12723 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7753 times:

Thanks for sharing.

9M-MXB and 9M-MTE are about 2 weeks on the ground now.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mxb
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mte

9M-MND however is still flying around, there is no way she can be painted in time.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mnd



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User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7601 times:

Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

[Edited 2013-01-29 03:33:42]

User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4389 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7277 times:

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 17):
Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

Looks good, better then some of the logo liveries out there.



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User currently offline9MMPD From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Anyone else notice the kite on the tail is larger now on 9M-MTE? Hopefully that becomes standard as it looks better and has more of an impact.

User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7137 times:

Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 19):
Anyone else notice the kite on the tail

Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.



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User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2743 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days ago) and read 6903 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 20):
Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.

But it's still two colours, isn't 3D-ised (no "shine") and is placed differently on the tailfin.

Branding 101... fail.


User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 2 days ago) and read 6835 times:

No argument from me there Aerokiwi. As for Branding 101, that seems to be an ongoing class 


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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6811 times:

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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6687 times:

compartively 380 livery looks better, whish it was incorporated fleetwide as is but with highlighted tail logo as was originally planned, moving logo foraward for the tip to touch the leading edge would hve allowed the logo stripes at the end to be longer instead of being shortened, stripes continuing to wing box would have also been better.

Too bad this classier look wont be staying and the LCC style will represent the airline.


25 Post contains images 9MMPQ : Latest news mentioning 1x 738 & 2x A330 will carry the Oneworld livery. Nothing is said about the A380. First flight with Oneworld livery is going
26 shuttle9juliet : All the latest liveries look crap, Actually JAL looks good now, comparing it to that rubbish...MAS last scheme looks more modern than this pathetic ex
27 Post contains images ADent :
28 shuttle9juliet : Cheers I meant MAS current scheme, not last..thanks
29 9MMAR : But none of the other A333 spends 2 weeks on the ground like MTE.
30 Post contains images 9MMPQ : Which is why i went But i do wonder if these two aircraft weren't on the ground for maintenance. A post elsewhere claimed the retro livery on the B73
31 Post contains links and images KarelXWB :
32 changyou : A hybrid Oneworld livery? Reminded me of a Star alliance member.
33 Joule : 9M-MND won't be getting the oneworld livery. It'll be painted in the same colors as the rest of the A380s.
34 KarelXWB : So why is it flying in the white livery? Even 9M-MNE (currently at TLS) and 9M-MNF (currently at XFW) are fully painted.
35 A388 : Indeed, it doesn't make sense. The reason for 9M-MND to be white is that something other than the standard livery is planned for this aircraft. A388
36 Post contains images fiscal : Personally, I could not care less. It is the inside that I concern myself with, and I am pleased to report that I found it very comfortable, and that
37 Joule : There's a story behind why 9M-MND was left in white and it's not because of the planned oneworld livery. btw the striped livery on MNA/MNB/MNC are dec
38 Polot : Or something other than the standard livery was planned but they changed their mind.
39 Focker : Care to share what that story is?
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