Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10883 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5405 times:
Red wings would be wonderful and distinctive (and NW was always famous for being distinctive looking), although the fuselage on Norbert´s proposal is a bit too simple. I would put bigger titles on it, in red. And a thin dividing cheatline in midnightblue maybe.
The red wings remember me a bit of the times when I was a small boy. The "BEA" aircraft flying high above our house had red wings too.
AirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5388 times:
Seems this journalist knows his way to find and activate his sources...
Northwest is indeed looking for a new livery design. Our new NWA livery design proposal, implemented on the Airbus Industrie A330-300, has been presented to the airline last week. It is a simple but clear new livery by respecting the famous Northwest red-tail image.
Roof in NWA-grey and belly in white.
Engine cowls, main and tail wings and tailfin in NWA-red for a better visability from the air aswell as from the ground: the red wings emphasize flying and the identity of NWA. No red on fuselage, except the dooredges.
We have not improved the NWA-symbol as this has been qualified as a true evergreen. The traditional letterfont of the current NWA-brandname has been changed to a softer, well balanced and more friendly fonttype in capital and lowercase. It improves the readability.
Summarizing: a clear, distinguishing and corporate livery which dictates importancy.
AirOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5376 times:
We have been inspired by BEA's red wings. More airlines have painted their wings aslike for example Balair (yellow mainwings) and BMI (blue tailwings). In military aviation it is obvious clear and a tradition to paint wings.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3107 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5359 times:
It could be a great opportunity for NW to revitalise their already distinctive livery.
Adding to the great start above, I'd like to see the red of the tail sweep further down on the fuselage, kind of similar to Qantas, then have the tail logo superimposed onto the tail and fuselage much MUCH bigger, filling the tail and extending down onto the fuselage, in either white or brilliant metallic silver; it's a great little logo, but is totally underused on NW's current livery.
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
DL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5137 times:
I really like the concept of all red wings, engine cowls, and tail but I too think the lettering is a little mundane. Also, I would like to see a little touch of dark blue incorporated into the scheme but I realize this adds money and time to the paint process (albeit very small).
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
There is nothing original about it---just a dull remake of a tired brand (it's always been too 'thick' looking)
Where has all the creativity gone?
Even that awful UAL one that keeps popping up every month is just a revision of a previous scheme.
I think airlines would want revolution...not evolution!
Air Orange..you do great stuff....who tied your hands on this one?
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4888 times:
As the promoter of the new UA livery, and admirier of "simple and sophisiticated" contemporary liveries, I love this.
Great job again, Norbert. Although I question how the passengers will feel when looking at the red wings. Who knows? It could end up causing a good effect and clearly differentiating the Northwest brand to its pax.
: **Well, it's different, I'll give it that. (red wings) As a St. Louis Blues fan, I hate it. (Detroit base, red wings on the livery) LOL** While Northw
: I don't think Northwest needs a new livery. Not everything has to be new and modern looking, most classic liveries are better than the new ones IMO. B
: I can't remember ever seeing wings painted. I always figured there was a reason for not doing this, but I guess I was wrong. The livery otherwise look
28 DL Widget Head
: BalAir of Switzerland paints theirs...and I seem to remember BEA painting theirs red (check out the old pictures of Tridents and BAC1-11's).