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AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:22 am

Ok, not on A.net anyway, but the photo is taken as the plane rolled out of the paint shop yesterday. Here it is!


Credit to YYZNEWS for this photo by an unknown photographer

A direct link to the photo page is : http://www.yyznews.com/YYZ21NovAC%20A340-new.jpg

Enjoy!
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VonRichtofen
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:33 am

Looks good on the 340!

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:37 am

The new colours are starting to grow on me....

...in a good way  Smile


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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:43 am

Darn I guess i joined too late. I took a few pictures while the aircraft was still in the paint shop.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:36 am

Reg. anyone? I can't read it's fin number in the pic.. (must be old age Big grin)

Looks good BTW.

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:44 am

Ehh.. bad pic. You can't really see the blue haze.. It looks like just the tail is different.. Oh well.  Big grin
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:44 am

The new colours are starting to grow on me....

Ya, same here. A little. It still looks somehow....unfinished, or faded, or anti-septic. I dunno.

The current Jazz scheme is far superior.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:01 pm

Im starting to think the new colours are ok, but they still look unfinished, and kind of boring. Not enough colours(almost the whole thing is praticly one colour), and it doesn't look very creative. I like the old ones better.

Compared to Canadi>n's goose, Canadian North's polar bear, First Air's stripes, Qantas' kangaroo, and so on, it seems very uncreative.





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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:18 pm

i dont like it at all, its far too plain, and boring! we need more colour AC!!!
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:23 pm

Should've painted the winglets a dark green or red.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:37 pm

The aircraft in question is FIN 906, C-FYLU
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:39 pm

Looks good, but I would have liked to see at least a little maple leaf on the winglets. White winglets are wasted winglets.  Big grin
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:42 pm

I guess my eyes are getting accustomed to it, but I don't know, the greenish color on the tail looks awkward. Was this in YUL or YYZ?

I guess its only me thinking this but a green line (identical color to the wing) might finish up the paint scheme a bit.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:50 pm

This picture is taken by the AC hangars at YYZ. That "Orlando" building is on Airport Rd across from T3.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:55 pm

Bring back the Canadi>n goose!
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:42 pm

I feel the same as some of you, it definitely feels unfinished mainly because of the plain white engines and winglets. A touch of colour on the engines and the winglets would break the monotony of the all white body.

Also, on the same note does anybody else think that the new commercials are rather dull? The jingle is catchy, Celine makes it work, but the imagery is so uninspired, uninspiring and dull. They should have chosen luscious, colourful, lively, images to depict the beauty of Canada from East to West, or the magic of such destinations as Paris or London. I wanted something to inspire me to jump on a plane right now and go to Halifax, or Montreal, or Vancouver, or maybe Hong Kong or London. Instead we got drab, lifeless shots.

I wonder if somebody else feels the same.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:43 pm

It looks like a giant tube of minty fresh toothpaste.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:50 pm

Should've painted the winglets a dark green or red.

Or perhaps painted the engines. I really do like the coloues AC have selected - just like their website - there just isn't enough colour on the plane!
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:53 pm

They could have done sooooooo much more with this paint scheme... It's a shame. Pant the winglets; Something on the engine covers; More colour on the underbelly.... It almost seems as though they're holding out on us. If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:55 pm

If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.

LOL! Add Céline to the mix, and they're all set!
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:25 pm

Looked decent on the 767.


Looks horrific on that aircraft.... and not just because it's an A340 (though that doesn't help much  Laugh out loud)
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:29 pm

It looks like a giant tube of minty fresh toothpaste.

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:43 pm

If the aim was to infuriate, they've succeeded.

Chuckle. Good one.  Smile
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:26 pm


I agree that the winglets need some color. Also, the fuselage of the 767 looks like it has more color than in the A340, but of course that could all be the light and way that it is striking the a/c. Other than that, I think it looks good.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:47 pm

Looks good, I like the new colours  Smile

Anybody know its first service in the new colours?
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:53 pm

Hope they put some decent colors to their in-flight service on these flights as that is the only way they could have these "giant tubes of minty fresh toothpaste" flying  Smile
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:27 pm

>> The new colours are starting to grow on me....

what colors?
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:22 am

Does anyone know when the first AC 744 will be in the new colors? That will look pretty cool...

Cheers....
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:36 am

AC no longer has any B744s in the fleet. The last Combi was retired from service a few weeks ago. 2 of them are being coverted into an all freighter conversion for another carrier.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:38 am

FRAspotter you like the 3rd person this week asking about that exact same thing.

AC retired their 747s last month.

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:14 am

Just awesome beautiful!

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:19 am

Looks horrid, less colours than the old scheme.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 1:21 am

Sad tedious pitiful colour scheme. As has been stated, great for tube of toothpaste, no good for an airline. DO-OVER !!
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:45 am

Yes, the new AC colors are dull and uninspired and certainly can't compare with the exciting color schemes of airlines like CO and AF.  Laugh out loud

I think that the point of contention is not so much that the current colors are bad, but rather that there was probably the hope that a new color scheme for AC would have equaled a further departure from the status quo.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:51 am

I like it! Especially the tail! But I do think that the winglets need a little color...

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:07 am

I have just added few shots to the database - search for C-FYLU and enjoy  Big grin

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:31 am

So, anyone know when the A-330 gets the pâint? I assume whenever the next Overhaul....
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:49 am

I agree about the winglets. They need some colour - even if it's just a red or green maple leaf.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:56 am

Nice colours and that on a 340-300.
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:10 am

Ugly the old colours were much better, UAalso is ugly both should have kept the old colours!

[Edited 2004-11-23 22:20:01]
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:15 am

it sure is growing on me ....
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 6:17 am

Ehh.. bad pic. You can't really see the blue haze.. It looks like just the tail is different.. Oh well.


THE BLUE COLOURS ARE VISIBLE ON THIS PIC:



Link: http://www.yyznews.com/YYZ21NovAC%20A340-313X,%20C-FYLU.jpg
 
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:33 am

Well, except for the tail... it still looks like absolute total crap.

What's the point of a blue tint, anyway? I mean, I can't see it at all but if I could, what's blue have to do with Canada? Molsen?
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:36 am

I think it looks great and nice to not see an all white bird for once.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:48 am


See... my problem is...

...when the veil fell down to reveal the new AC colours at the ceremony, Céline started immediately blaring her new tune. So immediately when I see the new colours, whatever the circumstances, the song starts blaring in my head...

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:55 am

It is a plain plane. It's not bad, just...yawn.  Sleepy Maybe we could get that nutbar who jumped the fence naked in LA to jump the fence in Toronto with a couple of cans of spray paint.
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:13 am

Hey everyone

...take a look closely at Sunnyb's picture. If you look closely at the winglets, they have the same variated colors as the green on the tail.

I am starting to get more accustomed to the new AC colors, I think the tail is brilliantly done (if you look at a close up), although I do not like the off-centred "shadow". The minty green fuselage is great, as you will be able to recognize it against the "euro white" airlines.

I do however agree with the vast majority of people on here. While the colorscheme is a rather conservative update of the last scheme, a better font and possibly some extra fuselage striping of some sort would have gave the scheme a much more completed look. I only hope that in another decade AC with go for something more radical...

ps. I am working on a variation of the current scheme for "Modified Airliner Photos" website. I'll keep you all posted.

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:37 am

the first plane did look like the paste...this new pic with the blue...well it just looks like the airplane is frozen....it's a big canadian icicle! stalagmite? or stalagtite? i always confuse...ok it's 3 am here sorry... (no offence to Canada -got tons of friends from there)

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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:55 am

The tail looks like a can of Molsen Canadian beer.
 
Rj111
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RE: AC A340-300 In New Colours + Photo Is Here!

Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:22 am

Calling it a "paint scheme" is being a bit generous, its hardly a scheme. The old one was gorgeous, especially on the A345, bring it back.