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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1378 times:

I tend to wonder whether these 2 liveries looking very similar was just a coincidence, or if one copied the other.

Copa Airlines:

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Continental Airlines:

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I highly doubt its just a coincidence.

What other airline liveries do you know of that are quite similar?

Regards.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineLasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1318 times:

I undersyand that Co owns a percentage of Copa Airlines.
that may explain why the liveries are similar


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1310 times:

Damn BA I was gonna say that, but you did I guess. Yes, CO owns about 49% of COPA.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1304 times:

 Smile

Thanks for the info. That makes sense.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Planes with all white body liveries look pretty much the same from a distance. I can see it being deceiving for a beggining spotter anyway.


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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Here's two more logos from airlines of the past that I always thought looked similar.

The first one is Allegheny Airlines, before they became USAir.


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The second one is Central Airlines, a feeder airline that was merged into Frontier in 1967.


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Different colors, but the shape and design was pretty similar.

There's a better picture of the Central Airlines logo on this website:

http://members.tripod.com/~LAMKINS/CentralAirlines.html

I'd post the link to the .jpg file but it's on a tripod site and tripod fixed it where you can't link photos to external sites. But go to the above site and scroll down to the 4th image.

BTW, the first image on the above page shows how Central's final livery would have looked on some DC-9's they had ordered. Unfortunately, Frontier merged with Central before the planes were actually delivered and they never flew with that livery.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Although they had different liveries, Mohawk and Western had similar indian head logos at one time. Both had red cheatlines Mohawk's logo was on the tail.


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... but Western's logo was at the front of the cheatline and smaller.


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This 1964 time table shows Mohawk's indian logo better.

http://hem.passagen.se/btrl/images/mo640920.jpg

And this website with old Western Airlines memorabilia shows Western's Indian ogo.

http://www.geocities.com/alaskanheritage/WesternAirlines.html

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Another reason for such similarities can be that one airline has aircraft on wetlease from another. Quite often all that is replaced in the livery is the name of the airline, all other things (sometimes even logos) are kept.



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User currently offlineB777UA From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I think United and Canadians older Blue and White look about the same

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3727 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

Delta's newest tail & Aeroflot's tail look similar. To me, it seems like they both have the airbrush effect, but that's the only similarity in their livery.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Who just copied FedEx. RepEx. and in the tradition of FedEx, they even named the aircraft after a person...................Norman Big grin


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User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1963 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Continental Golden Jet (1960s)

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Channel Airways

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Photo © Günter Grondstein



Airbus house colors

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JAS (Japan Air System)

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The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

fanofjets - the reason why the similarity of the JAS A300 and Airbus house colours is because JAS asked that it's aircraft be delived in that scheme because they liked it. So it's really the same scheme.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineHeederA380 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

I think that Aeromexico ...


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looks like American ...


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except for the tail, of course.  Smile


User currently offlineJetBlueRules From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1085 times:

I am surprised that nobody has mentioned US Airways and United. Stephen Wolfe went to UA, changed from white livery to gray, then went to USAir, made it US Airways and did the UA liveryy witht the colors reversed.

US Airways:

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United:

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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1061 times:

The disgarded Air India livery of the 90's was an unwanted JAL option (note the rising sun) which Landor really screwed up.

Similar to JAS and Airbus, the present Royal Brunei scheme is a slight derivitive from Boeing's 80's livery (they designed it).


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