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New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:27 am

Hello,

Soon, at your airport :

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/0110+21.jpg

Photo by: Airbus press (Date: 00.05.2003)
Airline: Luftwaffe [10+21]
Type: Airbus A310-300
Airport: impression ()
Comment: In der dritten Woche des Juni soll der erste von zwei A310-300 der
Luftwaffe im VIP Anstrich erstmalig präsentiert werden. / In the third week
of June the first of two Luftwaffe A310-300s in the new German VIP livery
will be painted and shown to the public.

No doubt about the country  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Steph

[Edited 2003-06-10 18:28:09]
 
clipperno1
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:51 am

I don't like it. Looks like the A310s original colours from Interflug.

BTW: How professional is it to present a new c/s on a Herpa Wing?
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airsicknessbag
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:39 am

Yessss! I love it. Finally some sort of positive corporate identity.

Daniel Smile
 
Klaus
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:57 am

Not too bad, I think.

Now, an A340-500 would still be cool...  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:01 am

Very good, of course much better than the old colors. I like that they replaced "Luftwaffe" (Air Force) with "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Federal Republik of Germany).

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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:35 am

It would be funny if it were a boeing  Laugh out loud.

Seriously though, I thought Airbus would offer them a sweet deal on an A340 variant.

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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:25 am

A German politican who orders new VIP-aircraft right now would commit political suicide.
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:36 am

Its just a repaint, whats the problem.... and its not a herpa!!
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:37 am

No problem, N754pr. My post was a response to Blink182's Seriously though, I thought Airbus would offer them a sweet deal on an A340 variant.
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:16 pm

Pretty, elegant, not overdone like some Arabian Royal ships, Luftwaffe still visible on the tail and on the lower front...nice!

and btw: A 310 is exactly the right aircraft, A 340 would look completely overdone, whereas A 310 is a real workhorse and capable of reasonable longhaul services, and space enough for larger delegations...I like that aircraft!
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:57 pm

The idea to replace the "Luftwaffe" titles with "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" came from our President Johannes Rau. A good idea in my mind.
But I do not really like how they use the German flag since it does loose effect. I would have taken AFO as an example and print a large German flag on the fuselage or tail instead of that cheat-line.


Max

[Edited 2003-06-11 12:00:34]
 
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:19 pm

Good Idea, but too much white imho.

A different color under the cheatline would have done the deal, and why not a German flag on the whole tail?
 
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:14 pm

I like the flag being used as a cheatline for my old fatherland's VIP aircraft. Good looking aircraft, would be nicer to see a B767 instead of the A310 though; only my opinion fellas.

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Andreas

Sun Jun 15, 2003 10:22 am

Andreas: and btw: A 310 is exactly the right aircraft, A 340 would look completely overdone, whereas A 310 is a real workhorse and capable of reasonable longhaul services, and space enough for larger delegations...I like that aircraft!

The A310 has been a constant pain on long haul trips for years... The frequent refueling stops keep wasting time and resources. A real long haul jet would be in order. Even though right now would not be the right time, of course.
 
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RE: New German VIP Colours On A310

Sun Jun 15, 2003 8:17 pm

Doesn't look bad but I would get rid of the two A310s which are only used to fly around our politicians' asses. They should better do it the 'British way' and charter long haul aircraft from a German airline whenever they need them. Tony Blair always uses BA aircraft, so our German chancellor could do something similar. I guess it must be cheaper to charter aircraft rather than operate two VIP planes. In these times not only the people should help to save money but also the politicians.


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Udo
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