Lh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2253 posts, RR: 17 Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
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open your eyes, there IS a difference!
The wings of the bird-icon on the tail is what it's all about. On teh B742 the angle where the wings move fro thick to thin is much smoother. On the B744 the angle is very hard (the "turn area" is also much smaller on the B744 as it's on teh B742)
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Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
Maybe its just the angle, maybe they modified the logo when they got the 744 and GA werent particular about updating it on the rest of the fleet? I prefer the old 'smoother/flowing' wings of the Garuda logo, as on the 742. Enlarge the 742 pic, theres definitely a difference. Any Garuda people here who could clarify?
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1476 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1601 times:
It could be that this particular aircraft has a slightly different paint
scheme on the tail. This aircraft came from VARIG and was prepped
for GARUDA at Mobile, AL. The other B747-400s came direct from
Boeing, and as such would conform to the company standard.
Dont forget GA leases alot of different aircraft for the HAJJ, so its
also possible you have seen one of these aircraft at various times.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9605 posts, RR: 10 Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1418 times:
Maybe the logo-file send to the company painting the aircraft was very rough, so the painters had to take a little bit of freedom or were ? As a creative director I run across this problem sometimes, that clients don´t have proper files of their own logos.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6178 posts, RR: 74 Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1399 times:
I must have too much time on my hands...
Forget the Hajj ones, they're bound to come up with "funny logos"...
All the 744s have a "hard corner" on the feathers... (PK-GSI having the "stiffest" corner in my impression, Garudaord maybe correct in it's "unique" origin being the culprit but the 744s do have a different tail...)
All the 742s, 733/4/5s, DC10, former MD11, A300 (B4 & 600s) have a "smooth corner" on the feathers
All the A333s have something between the 744 and 742 style logos.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6178 posts, RR: 74 Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
The DC10 is slated for retirement before the 742s. The delay in the 777 delivery is limiting GA's long haul network as the DC10s don't venture that far out (PER is NOT far ! ) DC10s are supplementing heavy domestic route (CGK-UJP-MDO and CGK-DPS), but this route will be filled by the 734s GA is getting as part of the delay in 777 delivery compromise.
Nothing is known of the fate of the 737-700 orders (what's it gonna replace etc)... GA is looking for 734 size planes. Maybe the 737-700s will replace the -500s into smaller airports... if the runways are strong enough for the -500 destinations!
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