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Air France 773=new Livery?  
User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

I read somewhere (pls forgive me -- not sure where) that AF is rumored to be planning a new livery to coincide with the 777-300 deliveries next fall.

Any truth to that?

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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

I dunno... that livery has quite a history... but I think it's time to break the cycle

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

There's been a rumor like this preceeding the delivery of the first A330-200, too, so I wouldn't be too optimistic. AA has kept their livery for more than 30 years now, so some liveries become timeless classics. IMO, AF's "Eurowhite" is another example for this phenomenon.
I wouldn't mind to see a new livery on my favorite airline though.  Smile

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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10736 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

I think that if AF wanted to change its classic livery (that after 25 years still looks fresh to me), they should wait for the A380 to arrive and not do it on such a mediocre event like introducing a derivative of a already wellknown type.

User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1329 times:

I agree with you Na. Anyway, as you said, the AF livery still looks "fresh". This livery may be quite boring, but like the Alitalia and Iberia liveries, they don't really need to be changed. Those liveries lasted for years, and they're still great.

User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

If they are going to keep their livery, maybe they should start cleaning their planes more, im sure they wud look a lot better. A sparkling white air france scheme would look quite good, but i have hardly ever seen a plane like that with air france colours on it!!!
Maybe they should invest in a washing system for their planes rather thanw aste a lot of money on a new livery design.
I must say i dont particularly like the livery, though it does look better when it is clean, especially on the A340's.
I dont like the font either!! but i guess that wont change easily!

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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Maybe a new livery is in order, but like others have suggested, maybe they ought to wait until the A380s come into the fleet. What AF ought to do is introduce a special Skyteam livery on the first 773 that they get, which could also be some sort of a basis for a future AF livery.

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

I think the AF A330-200 is the best looking Airbus out there largely because of the livery. The AF livery still looks good after all these years. It is a true classic.

User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

For years, the AF livery never looked "old-fashionned" contrary to the Delta old livery that looks really bad today, that's why I thing AF shouldn't change their livery. As N79969 said, it's a classic that still can last many years in the future. If AF change the livery, it's not sure they'll find a better and as classic as the actual one.
About the dirty AF planes,it's sure that they've got more dirty planes than other airlines. BUT if you search in the A.net database you'll find hundreds of clean AF planes and only a few dirty ones.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I'd agree with some you that the AF livery looks fine, but if AF was to plan on changing to a new livery, it's probably likely that it'd do it with an A380, rather than on a 777-300.

By the way, when exactly is AF supposed to take delivery of its first 773?