harleyf150
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Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 5:57 pm

Just found this interesting piece of news on the Airliners Gallery blogspot.

"Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) will tweak their livery this summer with a slightly revised alteration. No other details are known at this time"

Any ideas as to what changes to expect,i personally think that the tails will probably be painted the same as Birthday Girl for a start.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 8:13 pm

I think that VS should stick with one livery! Having a special celebratory scheme every now and then is fine, but it seems like they are always changing their colors.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 8:18 pm

Quoting CX747 (Reply 1):
always changing their colors.

Hardly, the last time they changed, If I remember correctly was around 2001/2002 when they got the silver livery.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 8:59 pm

Quoting HARLEYF150 (Thread starter):
Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) will tweak their livery this summer

VS are always 'tweaking' their livery. First there are no titles on the upper rear fuselage, then there are and then they are removed. Then there are no titles on the engines, then there are. Then the words 'Air-born' followed by the date the aircraft first flew are added to the nose.

This all depends on VS's current advertising campaign - 'Fly a Younger Fleet', 'We're better by four' etc. So my guess is that if the livery is 'tweaked' (note that the quote says 'tweaked', not 'changed') this means we will get a new campaign with a new slogan that will be supported by some small mod to the aircrafts' paint jobs possibly using decals that will effectively limit their life until the next campaign.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 11:10 pm

i like the birthday girl tail myself.

So VV701, since u work at VS- is there any truth to the rumour that VS will be flying to the Maldives and Seychelles soon?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sat May 20, 2006 11:46 pm

VS livery is one of the best they shouldnt touch it, and I hope they dont go for the virgin america tail style either.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 1:53 am

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 4):
So VV701, since u work at VS

Sorry. As it says in my profile I am a retired business manager. My only association with any airline has been as a passenger. My comments were based simply on keeping my eyes open!
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 2:13 am

Quoting VV701 this means we will get a new campaign with a new slogan that will be supported by some small mod to the aircrafts' paint

I thought the we here, meant that u work for them. Thanks for the clarification
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 2:41 am

My guess is that it will be a football related livery, that will also highlight their forthcoming, but so far not confirmed, service to Brasil.
Maybe a Brasilian beauty, with green and yellow bikini with a with a football on a beach?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 3:52 am

I hope it's not a special livery and they make a permanent change- like making the bday livery permanent perhaps with a few adjustments. The VS livery is really stunning and recognizeable IMHO and little serious change should be made to the brand.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 4:22 am

It might possibly be the tail logo that is changing. The one on G-VFAB is the new style Virgin Group Coporate logo in the slightly revised typeset.

It's not a huge change, just slightly different.

Notice the difference in these 2 pics :-


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Thats all I can think it can be.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 4:35 am

Actually Leezy, i don't notice any difference
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 4:42 am

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 11):
Actually Leezy, i don't notice any difference

Open them in large, and look very closely at the way the letters are written.

The current style, is as it came out on that famous original napkin, where the pen had weaped in the paper.

The new style is much smoother and neater and the shape of the letters has changed slightly.

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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
was around 2001/2002 when they got the silver livery.

Late '99 they got it.
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 13):
Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 2):
was around 2001/2002 when they got the silver livery.

It was mid-1999. I distinctly remember seeing G-VFAB landing at LHR on 19 June 1999. I was flying out to JFK that day.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 5:48 am

It's because the famuos Virgin signature is changing for the first time in it's history. More details here...

http://brandrepublic.com/news/search...rgin-redesign-umbrella-brand-logo/
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 6:18 am

Quoting VS11 (Reply 14):
19 June 1999

My birthday
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 10):
It's not a huge change, just slightly different.

Notice the difference in these 2 pics :-

I've never actually noticed that before but the 'Virgin' on the A340-600 is 'squiggly'  Smile whereas the 'Virgin' on the G-VFAB 744 is like, a lot neater. Cool is it what things you can pick up this way.  Smile Smile

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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 8:23 am

Leezy, Ah right- i see what u mean now. If you hadn't explained it I wouldn't have noticed  Smile

Thanks
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 11:32 am

Quoting HARLEYF150 (Thread starter):
the tails will probably be painted the same as Birthday Girl for a start


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I like it. IMO, this is one of the better attempts to make the tail look like a piece of fabric waving in the breeze. The photo above also shows how this design complements the representation of the Union Jack on the winglet.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Sun May 21, 2006 2:24 pm

Quoting N600RR (Reply 19):
I like it.

Not me, but because of the font used on that tail. They should stick to the classic Virgin font for the tail logo.
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic To Introduce A Modified Livery Thi

Mon May 22, 2006 12:56 am

My favourite airline is Virgin, but having flown it the last time in 1999, maybe I can't say it's my favourite anymore? Maybe they were better back then? I don't know!
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