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New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:39 pm

Armavia has just added an A319 to their fleet and look what have they done with their great livery.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=92712

Ugly titles!

It was great and stylish the way it was:


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Hopefully they will realize it and redo the titles on the A319. It should be easy.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:26 pm

I agree


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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:28 pm

I agree, it's pretty ugly.

The titles on their A320s are much better.

Any ideas where the A319 came from?

Good to see Armavia growing...
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:40 pm

Quoting BA (Reply 2):
Any ideas where the A319 came from?

It says cn 2277 which means ex-Independence Air.

They say they will be adding frequencies for the summer season including BEY.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:37 pm

The first A319 ferried through OSL Wednesday. The aircraft has registration EK-32011 - ex N803BR.
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:45 pm

319 font seems a bit out of scale, but very similar. I like them both. Those ex-Independence birds are selling like hot cakes.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:22 am

Quoting OD720 (Thread starter):
Armavia has just added an A319 to their fleet and look what have they done with their great livery.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=92712

Ugly titles!

It was great and stylish the way it was:

It still nice ...I think you are exaggerating a little bit
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:14 am

You really scared me at first!
C'mon, is not that bad.They kept the best part of the livery (in my opinion), the Orange color.
I don't think is a bad change.


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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:26 am

Quoting OD720 (Reply 3):
They say they will be adding frequencies for the summer season including BEY.

Good to hear! Hopefully during the daytime so you can photograph it.  Smile
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:25 pm

Quoting BA (Reply 2):
Good to see Armavia growing...

They have a very agressive pricing policy and tend to kill competition by offering cheaper tickets. Are they really allowed to do that?

They say they'll be adding another A319 and possibly a single A330 to replace the IL86 they have. But I don't know if there are any available A330s on the market.

Quoting BA (Reply 8):
Good to hear! Hopefully during the daytime so you can photograph it.

So many airlines fly here at night. I can only hope for long delays so that I can capture a few new ones, like the Turkish and LH planes I once did a few months ago. Wishful thinking  Smile

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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:29 pm

The 319 titles looks way to bland. As if they were dreamt up in MS Paint.

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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:07 pm

Look closely... have they also abandoned the "shiny-effect" orange paint for the A319? It looks like plain in comparison to the A320 colours...
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting OD720 (Thread starter):
Ugly titles!

possibly not exactly "stylish" but not ugly either. Just large enough for short-sighted people to read, and also good when being somewhere in the approach !
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:11 pm

It's not ugly but it have to be fine tuned though.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:58 pm

Looks fine to me. Beauty, you know, is in the eye of the beholder!
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:41 am

I agree. The titles were stylish and modern on the 320, but look like a cheap charter carrier on the 319, and the flags are a little tasteless. Did they maintain DH's old seats in Coach?
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:10 am

Did Armavia leave the expensive mica paint (in their previous livery) for cheaper plain paint? I like the orange in combination with blue and white. What I do not understand is that they have used red instead of orange for the Russian "Armavia" subtitles (well I understand it because this colour is also in their national flag) but it makes it all too busy... The proportion of the fuselage titles is not in relation anymore to the rear design, pitty.

The latest design of Armavia:
http://www1.airpics.com/avimg/big/92712.jpg

I can understand the flag on the engine cowlings: it's a matter of pride. But the flag is depicted too huge, it's not sophisticated enough.

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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Those ex-Independence birds are selling like hot cakes.

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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:03 am

Looks better on the old, definitely. We'll never know why some fools with no taste insist in changing the perfectly good liveries.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:47 am

Just a modest change in liveries. I agree that the 320 looks better, but the 319 is in no way ugly either.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:50 am

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 16):
Russian "Armavia" subtitles

I believe this is armenian, not cyrillic. I would like to see the armenian titles as the big ones, with smaller english ones!
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:41 pm

Quoting Halophila (Reply 20):
I believe this is armenian, not cyrillic. I would like to see the armenian titles as the big ones, with smaller english ones!

Yes it is Armenian and the proportion of both the English and Armenian was better as well.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:47 am


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This is the ugliest title-ing on an Airbus. -To me- this is an ungainly and stubby looking plane to begin with - but to have such enormous titles makes it look even more so. The livery overall is pretty nice, but those titles should be WAY smaller.
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:45 am

That font looks as though they have stretched sideways to make it fit (rather than making it proportional) and from a graphic designer's point of view that is a BIG no-no.

And that picture looks as tough it is coming from a flight simulator program.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:32 pm

Here's some new info. I just read a long interview with Armavia's owner, Mikhael Bagdassarov.

The 2nd A319 will be delivered in May.
So the Armavia fleet will have:

3 A320s
2 A319s
2 Yak-42s
1 IL86
1 Yak-40

The Yak-42s are not being replaced and the A319s are just a fleet expansion.

They have also just ordered an A320 direct from Airbus. No delivery date is mentioned.

Also, no word of any A330 plans which is logical.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 16):
I can understand the flag on the engine cowlings: it's a matter of pride. But the flag is depicted too huge, it's not sophisticated enough.

The flag is fine, and looks great in that size. It sets it apart from all the others who also have the same old boring blue engines, most with nothing in it.

The Armavia livery is simple but looks great. The new font is actually better, too bad stretched out like that when seen from below the wing will block the view of most of the letters!

All they needed to do was make the older font bolder, as in ARMAVIA, instead of ARMAVIA. Not this exaggeration all along the fuselage.
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:15 am

Quoting OD720 (Reply 24):
Also, no word of any A330 plans which is logical.

I think A330s would look wonderful Armavia's livery.

Here is some Armavia news, they are starting Anapa, Russia and Donetsk, Ukraine.

http://www.arka.am/en/archive/n04/n0404/040404.html
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:22 pm

Quoting BA (Reply 26):
I think A330s would look wonderful Armavia's livery.

Just keep the old tiltes and it will look great!
 
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:37 pm

Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 7):
I don't think is a bad change.



Quoting HS748 (Reply 14):
Looks fine to me. Beauty, you know, is in the eye of the beholder!

HS748, you've hit the nail on the head.
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:20 am

I like better the new livery although the old orange was more appealing... I still hope it's just the light condition...
I think it's pretty normal that ex-Independenceair A319s sell well... they are new and Ex-independenceair needs quick money I believe...
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RE: New Ugly Armavia Livery

Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:05 am

..now where are the pictures of the IL-86 in Armavia livery? In new colors that should look stunning! A330? blahhh