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Saudia Tweaked Livery On First 748F  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 15727 times:

Tail logo minus the turquoise colour looking rather dull, Arabic word for cargo dropped plus Saudia name applied, hope the title application will not get same treatment on passenger aircraft one on top of the other, even on the freighters the should have kept the original format of Arabic and English on either ends of the Cargo title.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabian404/8497005096/

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User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15378 times:

Not looking too good. This frame was destined for Atlas but NTU.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15337 times:

Yes they have taken up both Atlas rejects as discussed in other threads.

User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 15281 times:

Here's a view of the other side.

http://paineairport.com/kpae6034.htm


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 15029 times:

It's not horrible. It's down to a simplified (and cheaper) four-color scheme.
And several carriers have employed simplified logos on their freighters, so maybe this is an example of that?
Overall, though, it's not ugly. Just not as pretty as its predecessor.
I mean, heck, it beats that pants off of AA's new "identity."


User currently offlinealphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14663 times:

its a 748F....it could never look bad! Except in maybe Airbus House colors, or possibly even the Boeing colors like on the 777 prototype...

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14595 times:

While I lament the simplified logo (I think the turqouise gradient made the tail look great) overall its a stunning looking plane. I think the "new" logo is on another plane already so might become standard.

User currently offlineEightball From Saudi Arabia, joined Oct 2007, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 14531 times:

I think that they should have kept the turquoise gradient in the tail logo. Overall, though, the livery still looks great.

[Edited 2013-02-24 05:31:53]


Follow your dream.
User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 14256 times:

I usually kinda like Saudia's livery and colours, but the "Cargo" word looks disproportionately big compared to the "Saudia" logo. I mean, a cargo plane is above all a good advertisement platform for the company... and Saudia would rather "show-off" its logo and not the fact that is a cargo plane.

User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13064 times:

Ugly ugly ugly.

Bring back colour and design.


User currently offlineBirdseed From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12016 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 9):
Bring back colour and design.

Amen to that!


User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 11164 times:

Quoting Eightball (Reply 7):
I think that they should have kept the turquoise gradient in the tail logo. Overall, though, the livery still looks great.

Agree. The Saudia livery is one of the most attractive...it does not need to be tweeked. Let's hope this minor change is for cargo aircraft only.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAviator23 From Pakistan, joined Jan 2010, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9675 times:

Obviously I am no expert but shouldn't 'Saudia' be in the biggest/boldest titles as opposed to 'cargo'?? I mean you are selling your brand not that its a cargo plane  

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 9013 times:

Quoting Aviator23 (Reply 12):
Obviously I am no expert but shouldn't 'Saudia' be in the biggest/boldest titles as opposed to 'cargo'?? I mean you are selling your brand not that its a cargo plane  

Thats what I think too. Maybe its to identify the Cargo planes from the distance.


User currently offlinefraspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Quoting Aviator23 (Reply 12):
Obviously I am no expert but shouldn't 'Saudia' be in the biggest/boldest titles as opposed to 'cargo'?? I mean you are selling your brand not that its a cargo plane

KL does the same with their 747s and it doesn't look bad IMO...



"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineSV777 From Saudi Arabia, joined Apr 2010, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

from what I heard those 2 airplanes are government (ministry of finance) owned airplanes and not "Saudia" property, maybe that's why they have tweaked logo?

User currently offlineTheAviator380 From UK - England, joined Feb 2013, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

Saudi's tail is fantastic but I am not big fan of their main body colour and design to be honest, that colour looks so dull to me. Dark blue against snow white looks much better I think.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Wish they had continued with the original, I think Saudi arabian sounded and looked grander too on this livery.

Quoting SV777 (Reply 15):

No thats their new loo, the cargo division infact is private since a few years and is called Saudi Airlines Cargo, initially that seemed to be the name that was to adorn the cargo fleetin some modified images at their website, but they decided against it.

Quoting TheAviator380 (Reply 16):

Colours of the Kingdom is the marketing term used desert, night sky, crecesnt with its now gone tuqouise shimmer, the gold could mean anything.


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