AlitaliaMD11
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First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:40 pm

Hello,

I was browsing through photos on Planepictures.net and found a photo of the first OS A340-200 in New Colors.

I think it looks amazing!


http://planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=308498


The bird is OE-LAG.

I can not wait to see a MD-80 or a B777 in the new color scheme!
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:03 pm

Hmm.. Certainly better than the old one. But a bit frisky in my opinion.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:08 pm

We do have a few on A.net you know?


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I personally don't like the livery.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:56 am

It's nice to see a European airline still using the A342. But this livery really looks good. That light blue belly makes it easy to spot from underneath.


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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:58 am

Love the baby blue, however, don't think it particularily matches with bright red... IMHO  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:18 am

A little bit more phantasy would look nice on aircraft...
But then it's the beancounters that decide on aircraftpaintings these days...
(The whiter the cheaper...)
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ka
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:29 am

Horrible IMHO!!!

Together with the new interior it comes within the top-three of my "worst airline branding"-ranking.

KA.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:32 am

Myt332,


I posted this, this afternoon around 12:56 Spain time, at that time the photos where not on A.net.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:44 am

Those A340-200s are becoming an old aircraft. Does OS plan on retiring/replacing them anytime soon or in the foreseeable future? Maybe replace them with more A340-300s or the slightly improved A340-300 Swiss Air Lines operates?

Nice livery too... Big grin

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:54 am

Quoting KLMA330 (reply 4):
Love the baby blue, however,


I wouldn't exactly call it baby blue, more like some mank toilet cleaner blue, it looks horrific!

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:27 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (reply 7):
I posted this, this afternoon around 12:56 Spain time, at that time the photos where not on A.net.


The photos have been added to the database around 09:15 A.M. Austrian time (well before any other database) which is also spanish time  Wink/being sarcastic . Although the headline was added later.
Nothing personal AlitaliaMD11 just a clarification.



[Edited 2005-02-23 21:41:57]
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:42 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (reply 0):
I can not wait to see a MD-80 or a B777 in the new color scheme!



MD-80 wont happen and 777 is sheduled for early May
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:46 am

Quoting Ka (reply 6):
Horrible IMHO!!!

Together with the new interior it comes within the top-three of my "worst airline branding"-ranking.


I agree absolutely. Their old livery was much better, really sad that they replaced it with these horrible colors!

Patrick

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[Edited 2005-02-23 21:47:06]
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:05 am

Ooohh My God!! Baby-blue engines? Why not paint them in grey, for COL!!!

This is the worst c/s on a A342!  Sad  Crying

I thought OA was to get Lauda´s 777, never that they still op. the 342! I´m not complaining though Big grin

Imagine 777 GE (RR?)engines in that baby-blue color!!!

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:06 am

A388,


OS is actully planning on getting ride of the A340-200s, someone please correct me in I am wrong.

For a while they where talking about a swapy with Aeroflot. OS would get the three B777-200s and Aeroflot would get the A340-200s.

I think that deal fel through.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:37 am

Doesn't repainting an aircraft usually signal that it will stay with that particular airline for a while? Especially when they paint it in such an individual livery? Had it been all-white with a small "Austrian" it would look more "available for sale"-like.

If the A342's are doing the job at an affordable cost, then why not keep them another 5 years...
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:14 am

The Deal with SU was just a rumour and is already denied by the Austrian Airlines Board.

OS´s A342 will fly some years more and it is rumored that additional A332
will join the Fleet by 2006 to expanding the Network.

Destinations could be:

Hong Kong
Guangzhou
Bangalore/Hyderabad/Chennai
Seoul
Nagoya
South Africa ( don´t expect Johannesburg or Cape Town - it will be something
different )

Cheers
Martin

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:21 am

Those Baby blue hair dryers look like they belong in a Beauty Salon in Queens, NY.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:42 am

They should of kept to the same blue both on the underbelly and on the engines, looks horrid using different shades of blue. Peronnaly hate the lievery aways



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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:24 am

Hahaha,

Jaysit, that's a funny comment. Even though I like Airbus aircraft, just like I do with Boeing aircraft, it always makes me laugh when people start talking about the hair dryers or 4 apu's on the A340. It just sounds funny, that's all. Keep them aviation jokes coming...  Big grin  Big grin

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:39 am

well, "baby" blue has something positive, it´s def.better than white in white

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:45 am

Quoting Solnabo (reply 13):
This is the worst c/s on a A342!


An A340 that you don't drool over? Dude, are you feeling OK?  Big grin

Seriously now, the blue engines on that thing are horrible. Absolutely horrible.

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:13 am

Was this designer blind? These two different blue and the red don't go well together. Horrible! The old livery was much better.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:50 am

Glad to see I am not the only one thinking that plane looks UGLY! A3400600, loved your toilet water comment, my sentiments exactly! This color scheme makes Southwest aircraft look nice.

YUCK!!
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:15 am

.....and sad to see that I'm the only one thinking that plane looks nice! It has an open and fresh feeling similar to Scandinavian. Thank god it's not just another Euro-white spinoff either.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:52 am

wow !!!! A342 is my favourite Airbus ! un these colours , she is beautifull !

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:57 am

CF-CPI

no, you're definitely not the only one thinking that the plane looks nice - I agree with you. I like looking at the planes, it's not that boring as for example an all-white fuselage and just a short writing of the airline's name on it...

Can't wait to see the 777 in the new c/s  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:51 pm

This livery was probably designed by a 5-year old girl. Baby blue, cute for barbie... but not on a badass airliner! I do not look forward to seeing the 777 in these colors. Oh well at least little kids will see one of these flying above and say: oh daddy look at da barbie plane!


..anyways, the old one it's replacing had definitely more class. Somehow I don't expect this new one to last too long before they change it again.


Bring back the striking, sleek liveries!!!
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:27 am


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Saw the new interior of OE-LAG.

Does anybody know if it is equipped with PTV's?
The other 342 of OS doesn't have them.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:47 am

Hi,

I think the colours look nice, especially those blue engines.

The interior though looks a bit too green, and the carpet looks like it's a horrible grass green colour!  Wow! It looks a bit dark and dingy to me.

Its a shame they didn't pick bright colours for the inside like they have on the outside, but the interior will probably look better in a different light.

Cheers  Cool Ryan.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:22 am

It would look fabulous in an airport with trees nearby, but not in snowy weather.
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:05 pm

I think the interior looks very fresh.
I like it  Smile

Perhaps, I'll check it out on my flight from JFK to Vienna (A342 scheduled in April).

Does anybody know if the new interior is equipped with PTVs?

Thanx
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:23 pm

There must be something wrong with me, bc I'm the only a.netter that likes the OS new livery. I hate the Air India livery. So I assume you all like it then.


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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:02 am

@DeltaWings

You're not alone  Smile
I think the new Austrian CS looks great.

Looking foward to my longhaul flight in April (JFK)  Smile
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:16 am

its ok, it would look better if the engines were the same color as the belly, or if the belly was the same color as the engines. it looks a little mis-matched.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:46 am

I think the blue is nice and different, just sad that the rest of the plane is simple Eurowhite.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:34 pm

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 4):
Love the baby blue, however, don't think it particularily matches with bright red... IMHO

Agree.

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AlitaliaMD11
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:35 pm

OS has PTVs in thier A340-300s. I also thought they had them in thier A340-200s.


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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:58 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 37):
OS has PTVs in thier A340-300s. I also thought they had them in thier A340-200s.

No. They only have Y-class PTV on A343 OE-LAL, not on -LAK and not on the A342.

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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:23 am

The engines look nice, but I don't know about the belly.
 
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RE: First Austrain A340-200 In New Colors!

Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:24 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 8):
Those A340-200s are becoming an old aircraft. Does OS plan on retiring/replacing them anytime soon or in the foreseeable future

why old? they are maybe 10 or 12 years old and very good condition. If they whant they can use it without a problem 10 or 15 years more.
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