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G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:13 am

It is rumoured that G-VRED, Virgin's next A340-600 will be in the new colour scheme.Does anybody know when we can expect to see this aircraft also will the main fuselage remain silver or be painted white like Virgin America.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:55 am

I hope they keep the silver, the combo of the silver and red just looks great. I wish they were keeping more of the purple as it seems to give it a richer look.

sorry i have no information regarding whether or not G-VRED will be in the new scheme.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:30 am

There was already a thread about the new VS scheme... there were photos and everything!

Yep, its basically the scheme of Virgin America, but with the colours (incl. silver) from VS .
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:36 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 2):
There was already a thread about the new VS scheme... there were photos and everything!

Anyone have links? Search didn't work, of course.

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:38 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 3):
Anyone have links? Search didn't work, of course.

Search didn't work for me, either. Can somebody please post a link on where to find those pictures.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:05 am

I started the thread with the new livery pic. It was called something like "VS new livery pic".Cant find it now though, deleted???

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:18 pm

So does anyone have any links whatsoever?

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:26 pm

Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 5):
started the thread with the new livery pic. It was called something like "VS new livery pic".Cant find it now though, deleted???

Just do a search for your own username......

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2862795
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 5:38 pm

Oh no! The photo on that link has vanished!

Speedmarque, any chance you can post the picture again, please?
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:26 pm

Uwhh there's a photo of a 747 in the new colours on the other forum topic, just scroll down to reply 64, and you will see the plane which already fly's in the new colours since june!
 
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Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:35 pm



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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:14 pm

AFAIK, thats VS's one off 21st Bday scheme, NOT the new colour scheme
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:16 pm

Quoting MauriceB (Reply 9):
Uwhh there's a photo of a 747 in the new colours on the other forum topic, just scroll down to reply 64, and you will see the plane which already fly's in the new colours since june!

Thats not the new colour scheme!


That a promo one to celebrate the airlines 21st birthday!
It was rumored that "Birthday Girl" would be the first to wear the new colours when she gets repainted back to "Lady Penelope".
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:36 pm

Their current livery is just perfect. I hope they stay with it.
But if for the first time since years a livery change can be positive, so Virgin is able to improve it just a little more, then who am I :P
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:48 pm

I just saw on CNN that Branson's VS profits to be used to fight greenhouse effect (as discussed in another thread). But they showed a Green-tailed VS! Is that what you were talking about?

It looked just like the current red/blue-lined tail, but instead of the red was green.

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Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:02 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 14):
It looked just like the current red/blue-lined tail, but instead of the red was green.

No, the red and green is Virgin Nigeria, i'm still trying to find the picture of the new livery. it's not a huge change, but just a little bit fresher that the old one!
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:07 pm

So does this mean every week there will be two repeat threads:

"How many VS aircraft in new colour"

and

"I'm flying XYZ-ZYX on VS next month, will I have a new colour aircraft?"

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:21 pm

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 11):
AFAIK, thats VS's one off 21st Bday scheme, NOT the new colour scheme

Correct... that isn't the photo from the original thread...

... I do hope someone can post it!

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 15):
just a little bit fresher that the old one!

Agreed... it does look clean and modern.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:27 pm

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 15):
No, the red and green is Virgin Nigeria, i'm still trying to find the picture of the new livery. it's not a huge change, but just a little bit fresher that the old one!

It clearly said Virgin-Atlantic and not Nigeria. There was also an animation in which the red VS tail became green. They reshowed the clip now on CNN as I am writing this messege.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:55 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 18):

your not the only one who gets red and green confused with each other im always doing the same thing at traffic lights
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 14):
I just saw on CNN that Branson's VS profits to be used to fight greenhouse effect

Is this more Branson spin?

Back in 1987 he started the 'Mates' project. This was at the height of concern about AIDS. He declared it a 'hetrosexual disease' and proclaimed that within a decade there would be tens of thousands of British deaths from AIDS every year. He bought condoms from an American manufacturer, Ansell's in Alabama, for 4p. He branded them 'Virgin Mates' and sold them to British retailers for 12p. He demanded the retailers sell them for 12p. He announced he would capture 60 per cent of the British condom market within 12 months and treble the use of condoms in the UK.

At that time he also founded what he called the 'Healthcare Foundation', a 'fulfilment of a lifetime ambition', to be funded from the profits derived from 'Mates'. He said at the time according to 'Branson' by Tom Bower that 'AIDS is fast becoming a heterosexual disease' a problem which constitutes a crisis of monumental proportions. He claimed that within ten years 'tens of thousands' of Britons would die annually from AIDS. He said that if Mates failed he would loose 'many millions of pounds'. He said according to Bower 'It's a loss I am prepared to accept because I care for the people who represent our future health, wealth and prosperity.' As Bower points out, at that time 'No one challenged his sincerity.' Yet a decade later instead of there being 'tens of thousands' of British AIDS deaths there were just 400.

Within six months of launch 35 million Mates' condoms were sold. But then sales started to fall rapidly. Allegations of Mates splitting and bursting appeared in the UK press. Branson legally forced the Guardian newspaper to retract an article with apologies though later it was shown to be substantially true.

After one year Virgin Group sold Mates to Ansell (Pacific Dunlop) for £1 million that was paid to the Healthcare Foundation. The estimated Virgin Group overall losses were £4 million while the £1 million was used for the administrative costs of the foundation. The flame of Branson's 'lifetime ambition' had been blown out.

Donating the profits of any Virgin Group business will be impossible to monitor as they are private companies mostly owned through trusts set up in tax havens, primailly the Virgin Islands. They have extremely complex inter relations and use capital transfers and debts between the multitude of companies to legally reduce the tax paid.

Are the events of 1987 when there was great concern about AIDS anything like the events of 2006 when there is great concern about Global Warming? Is it a coincidence that Branson is spinning now like he spun then? You - and time - can be the judges.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting VV701 (Reply 20):
Is this more Branson spin?

Just more venom from you i belive...

Virgin still make those condoms... (I've got one or two somewhere...)

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 18):
It clearly said Virgin-Atlantic and not Nigeria. There was also an animation in which the red VS tail became green. They reshowed the clip now on CNN as I am writing this messege.

I promise you the new livery for Virgin Atlantic is NOT green...

Quoting Lovinitflyboy (Reply 12):
That a promo one to celebrate the airlines 21st birthday!
It was rumored that "Birthday Girl" would be the first to wear the new colours when she gets repainted back to "Lady Penelope".

She is back as Lady Penelope... Minus the balloon, it was decided to keep the flying maiden on the tail... The new livery is silver IIRC... but no one has seen any "new" and "Official" photos of it...
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting Justplanecrazy (Reply 19):
your not the only one who gets red and green confused with each other im always doing the same thing at traffic lights

LoL! I took a photo of my TV screen which shows the GREEN VS jet, but its not clear. I'm going to link it anyway so you believe me! :P
Once again, I did not zoom in and the pic is not clear since the commerical appeared just as I was looking at my camera.


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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 8):
Speedmarque, any chance you can post the picture again, please?

Sorry I dont have it anymore. The silver stays, tail all red and tapers on fuselage a-la Virgin America and new font. Thats it.


Oh and dont be surprised if VS paint a plane green to promote their latest green stunt, they had a girl called Claudia in a specially made green uniform when I worked there in the nineties. It promoted the can-recycling when thet started doing that.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 21):
Virgin still make those condoms...

Virgin NEVER EVER manufactured condoms. As I said in my original reply they bought condoms manufactured by Ansell in Alabama and sold them under the Virgin Mates trade name. As I also said they sold their Mates business to Ansell around a year after launch about 18 years ago.

What I did not say as I thought it irrelevant to this thread was that Ansell, who are headquartered in Red Bank NJ, turned Mates into a great success increasing their market share to 16 per cent and, after increasing Branson's low, low prices, now have a very profitable business.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 21):
Just more venom from you i believe...

Only if you prefer fairy tales to documented history. If you want to learn more about Mates why not start at the ansells.com web site?
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:46 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 22):

Thats probably a CNN graphic rather than a Virgin graphic to illustrate the story of Branson giving £3B to fight global warming
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:46 pm

Ok, there IS a photo of G-VRED on the net... you'll find it on a certain competing website...!

Looks pretty good, although the photo angle isn't ideal...
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:54 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 21):
Quoting VV701 (Reply 20):
Is this more Branson spin?

Just more venom from you i belive...

Virgin still make those condoms... (I've got one or two somewhere...)

...and very good they are too.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:16 am

Thanks for the head's up Vasu,not sure which version i prefer i think that this new scheme will probably look better on the 747 than it does on the 346
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:10 am

I like the new livery, I wish the Virgin Atlantic titles where smaller though.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:07 am

I also saw the footage of the Green Tailed VS A340 on national news here in the UK. I think it was just a bit of PR computer generated footage put out to the media. I find it quite ridiculous if they think putting a green tail on their aircraft makes them suddenly seem environmentally friendly whilst it pumps out tonnes of CO2 emissions.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:08 am

I found a picture of their brand-new livery. It looks like they liked Virgin America's tail design because it looks real similar to it. I personally prefer this one:
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, but here is a picture of their new livery: G-VRED.

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:25 am

Just to make it a bit easier... here's the new livery!

http://skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01GVRED.jpg
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:52 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 32):
Just to make it a bit easier... here's the new livery!

Very nice! I notice the red colors are deeper and richier, and it covers a part of the tail instead of just the rudder. Also the virgin atlantic name is bigger too. An improvement!
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:51 am

the new one looks plain, the old one looked far more futuristic
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:33 pm

Is it white or is it the same silvery colour as before? Looks to me it's white with a pearl effect.

Quoting 777WT (Reply 33):
it covers a part of the tail instead of just the rudder

Terminology - the rudder is just the moving part of the vertical stabiliser, which i presume is what you meant.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:51 pm

Doesn't look any better to me.

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:11 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 32):
Just to make it a bit easier... here's the new livery!

I think the tail design and aft fuse they have on the 744 looks better. They will just need to keep cleaning the coffee stains from the belly as it might look like monthly female issues on that livery.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:45 pm

doesn't look THAT much different
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:19 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 32):

 Sad That looks rubbish compared to the original one! I prefer the purple stripe running along the edge of the red!
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:21 pm

Would love to see with my real eyes. I think it's too plain...Virgin needs something more fabolous! catchy! ...sexy, naughty and bitchy!!

Majust change would be the fonts and the tail?  Sad
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:36 pm

Very stylish. I'm glad they got rid of the blue and that annoying grey tone on the fuselage.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:41 pm

I liked the old one better. It gave VS a bolder look I think. There is something missing in this new one; i dont know what it is.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:00 pm

Now that VS revised its livery, I wonder if VK (Virgin Nigeria) will follow suit?

Anyone seen VK's 733 5N-VNE it was supposed to be rolled out of the paint hangar recently.
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:28 am

Quoting Nethkt (Reply 41):

I completely agree  wink . I think it's a bit boring.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:59 am

It's hideous. The previous silver colourscheme is way better than this.
 
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:59 am

Hideous....


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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:19 pm

And why are they doing this again?
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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:26 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 46):
It's hideous. The previous silver colourscheme is way better than this.



Quoting A388 (Reply 40):
I have to get used to the new grey color, the previous (or current) silver color would have been much nicer IMO.

It IS still SILVER. The Silver does look like a light grey in dull light conditions (have a look through the bd of the current livery) - compare the fuselage to the wings which are grey.

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RE: G-VRED Virgin A340-600 New Colour Scheme

Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:23 pm

To save on emissions he could just operate all his flights from uncongested airports. Surely concentrating most of your operation on LHR is about as environmentally unfriendly as you can get?

Manston-JFK anyone? Doncaster-LAX?

Don't be silly - commercial considerations will always outbid green ones!

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