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Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:15 pm

 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:38 pm

The livery is surprisingly decent, and should translate well to the Beech fleet.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:58 pm

Quoting JBo (Reply 1):
The livery is surprisingly decent, and should translate well to the Beech fleet.

Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:04 pm

Interesting, I do like the look sans the pink engines, it just doesn't look like it fits well. Do they have expansion plans or are they just going to focus on existing service?
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:22 pm

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 2):
Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?
Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 3):
I do like the look sans the pink engines,

+1 regarding the nacelles. Otherwise I like it. It is original though conservative. It's not eurowhite, it's not one of those new wavy designs and it's not one of these multi-color liveries that screams "Look at me."

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:33 pm

More photos from Sun Sentinel:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...ys-20111215,0,4629008.photogallery

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:00 pm

No UA Express Livery?
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:13 pm

Quoting peanuts (Reply 5):
Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.

Considering it's Gulfstream, the mispronunciation might actually be accurate.

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:01 am

Quoting peanuts (Reply 5):
Apparently it's not pink. It's called Fuchsia...
Please don't mispronounce it.


Fuchsia Silver Airways
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:41 am

Quoting planemannyc (Reply 6):

The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:45 am

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 2):
Not sure what the point of a pink engine was. Would make more sense to paint it in the same color as the tail no?

Without the hot pink... excuse me, "fuchsia"... engines, the livery would be entirely devoid of color and would look like a black & white photograph of an aircraft superimposed on a color background. That being said, I'm not sure fuchsia would have been the shade I'd have chosen for the one dash of color in an otherwise achromatic livery.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:06 am

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 10):
The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.

It still has the standard Mesaba interior. These interiors were just updated in 2009, so it should be good for a while.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:02 am

Interesting livery. I think the "fuschia" works well with the livery. I also like that the airline chose to put "Silver" at the rear of the fuselage, rather than the front. A nice touch.

However, the circles do not blend well with the black tail. Too much clash.. hard angles and circles don't mix.

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 10):
The inside shot looks ok, a lot of white, I would have thought they might have gone for a darker color on the seats to try and fit the "Silver" name and look.

How else would it look? Gray/silver/fuschia seats would look gnarly. And there's not much else to do with the Saab 340's interior, AFAIK.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:12 am

Quoting planemannyc (Reply 6):
More photos from Sun Sentinel:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business...ys-20111215,0,4629008.photogallery

Pix #2 caption of the Sentinel story should read: "The crew enjoys the arrival of lunch". Come on guys, have some dignity!


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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Renaming Gulfstream is like putting lipstick on a pig, although it appears they put it on the engines instead.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:41 pm

Quoting TSS (Reply 11):
Without the hot pink... excuse me, "fuchsia"... engines, the livery would be entirely devoid of color and would look like a black & white photograph of an aircraft superimposed on a color background. That being said, I'm not sure fuchsia would have been the shade I'd have chosen for the one dash of color in an otherwise achromatic livery.

I concur. I light green or blue would suffice. Fuchsia? I must resist the urge to make a gay joke, I MUST!!!
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:32 pm

yup,,,,the motors blow. Interesting...they used to fly for UA also but was never an Express...file a chapt 11 and meanwhile UA buys CO which their fleet is painted in. Exit Chapt 11 and now a new paintjob and name and their third attempt at bigger aircraft that I can recall...Shorts then Emb120 and now Saab340.
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:36 pm

So that's where the Saabs went   (some of them anyways)
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:04 pm

So, is the name supposed to be ironic, or is the livery supposed to be?

Stupid name, stupid, arbitrary color scheme.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:47 pm

I drove by the Gulfstream hangar at FLL on Thursday evening and was wondering what this aircraft was doing there. Will the Saab 340s be supplementing or replacing the Beech 1900s?
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:27 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 20):
Will the Saab 340s be supplementing or replacing the Beech 1900s?

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Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:44 am

They will have 6 on-site by June.. so about one a month. Pretty sure all will be former XJ aircraft
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:51 am

Any idea which routes would support a Saab?
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:27 am

Quoting hiflyer (Reply 17):
Exit Chapt 11 and now a new paintjob and name and their third attempt at bigger aircraft that I can recall...Shorts then Emb120 and now Saab340.

They also inherited Paradise Island Airlines' DHC-7s for a short time in the late '90s.

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:08 am

Quoting oflanigan (Reply 23):

Sorry to bump this, but they were talking about using them on the Bahamas routes from Florida. They go up against IBC and SkyBahamas on those routes with Saabs so they wanted a larger aircraft than the Beech.
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 19):
Stupid name

Yeah, the name is kind of silly but they needed something better than "Gulfstream" considering their expansion into Montana. And I suppose there's some odd logic to the name with silver mining having been important in the Rockies and silver being one of the treasures found on sunken ships off Florida.
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:46 pm

The more I look at the livery, the more I like it! It's definitely different, but not tacky. The pink nacelles do appear a bit out-of-place, but I feel it adds a necessary contrast to the black/silver/white aircraft. Still not sure how I feel about the name "Silver Airways", but I'm sure we've all seen worse   .


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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:35 pm

Whenever I see the new colorscheme I keep thinking NextJet because of the engines.

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:09 pm

Quoting ScottB (Reply 26):
And I suppose there's some odd logic to the name with silver mining having been important in the Rockies and silver being one of the treasures found on sunken ships off Florida.

Maybe, it just sounds incomplete. Silver *Something* Airways sounds more balanced, but whatever, I can forgive that. I can't understand, however, calling an airline "Silver" and having a *hot pink* colorscheme with not a hint of silver anywhere in it.

At least the "AG" reg suffix is clever-ish, not that I couldn't (and actually did, for a dorky virtual airline) think of that when I was a kid.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:44 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 29):
At least the "AG" reg suffix is clever-ish, not that I couldn't (and actually did, for a dorky virtual airline) think of that when I was a kid.

I'm not sure I follow; the suffix to the reg on the photos is XJ...did I miss something? What does AG have to do with Silver?
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:50 pm

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 30):
What does AG have to do with Silver?

Take a look at a periodic table of the elements.
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:04 pm

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 30):
I'm not sure I follow; the suffix to the reg on the photos is XJ...did I miss something?

It looks like the XJ registration is temporary. If you look at the photo, you can see the AG registration underneath the XJ sticker
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:07 pm

Quoting DualQual (Reply 31):
Take a look at a periodic table of the elements.
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 32):
It looks like the XJ registration is temporary. If you look at the photo, you can see the AG registration underneath the XJ sticker

Ahhh I see said the blind man   . I'll be sure to read the captions next time haha. Cheers!
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:33 am

Quoting cotparampguy (Reply 25):
Sorry to bump this, but they were talking about using them on the Bahamas routes from Florida. They go up against IBC and SkyBahamas on those routes with Saabs so they wanted a larger aircraft than the Beech.

Are they hurting Gulfstream on those routes? How long have IBC and SkyBahamas been in the market?
 
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:37 pm

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 30):
I'm not sure I follow; the suffix to the reg on the photos is XJ...did I miss something? What does AG have to do with Silver?

If you look closely, the new reg is painted under the "XJ" reg sticker, and it ends in AG- the chemical symbol for Silver.

I suppose it could be worse. Will any of the Saabs be flying for UA?

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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Too bad Gulfstream/Silver can't change is IATA code from 3M to AG (as it looks like AG is used by a carrier in Ireland, but then again, since the two don't overlap would they be able to share the code?)
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RE: Gulfstream Reborn As "Silver Airways"

Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:47 pm

WIth their code being 3M it would be cool for them to have Tartan Plaid in their scheme, but perhaps some other company might not take kindly to that decision.