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Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:55 pm


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Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards? The one on the tail is correct.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:00 pm

It does seem to be the case if you compare the photo to these two:

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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:02 pm

Quoting dmt52 (Thread starter):
Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards?

It's kinda fitting...
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:02 pm

It would certainly appear so as the DL B763 photo shows the Skyteam logo on the fuselage is painted correctly!

http://www.airliners.net/photo/SkyTe...d=e0bc97e4cbe2ba3e82dcab1e07744bf6

Are there any photos of the starboard side to see if it was done backwards there also?

[Edited 2012-04-26 10:34:20]
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:10 pm

This is hilarious! It is very fitting in my opinion....
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 2):
Quoting dmt52 (Thread starter):
Isn't the Skyteam logo on the back of the plane backwards?

It's kinda fitting...

Indeed...as Arabic is read from right to left   either that or Iberia MTC decided to show what they really think about Skyteam.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:35 pm

Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Quoting lindy field (Reply 7):

Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.

Indeed. I actually think "Saudia" is better as a logo than "Saudi Arabian Airlines". Just my opinion.

[Edited 2012-04-26 11:49:51]
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:18 pm

That is why you don't let a oneworld company paint your plane. I wish they had painted one of their 777's or 330's.

More importantly, I hope DL opens up mileage earning opportunities on SV. Even though I will probably never fly them, I think it is ridiculous.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:35 pm

And they go and paint their most recently delivered aircraft which has only been in service a little over four months! Couldn't they have painted one of their aircraft coming up for a C or D check at least? Why this one?
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:49 pm

Quoting lindy field (Reply 6):
Strange also that this Skyteam aircraft uses "Saudia" titles instead of the "Saudi Arabian Airlines" ones found on the rest of the fleet.

I am 99% sure that I have read somewhere - but where I cannot recall - that there has been an official rebrand and 'Saudia' is the new [or should I say revived] styling for the airline.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:54 pm

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 11):
I am 99% sure that I have read somewhere - but where I cannot recall - that there has been an official rebrand and 'Saudia' is the new [or should I say revived] styling for the airline

Probably read it today on the Iberia Maintenance website!

I have to say, I think the SkyTeam logo jets look really good, one of the best liveries out there IMO.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:13 pm

Quoting audidudi (Reply 3):
It would certainly appear so as the DL B763 photo shows the Skyteam logo on the fuselage is painted correctly!

Yeah, and the logo on the tail of the same airplane is different. "Here's your sign" I bet one of the guys who painted it realized it and didn't have the stones to say something before they finished.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:19 pm

It is also curious that there are only two over-wing exits, instead of the usual four. You can see that the forward two have been disabled.

Is this a corporate or state aircraft?
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 pm

Saudia is officially their new name.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:16 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 14):
It is also curious that there are only two over-wing exits, instead of the usual four. You can see that the forward two have been disabled.

Is this a corporate or state aircraft?

Nope, it is a regular passenger aircraft. They don't need the extra exits as the seating density is low. SV have configurations with 144 and 116 seats on the A320.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:23 am

Oh my god, how embarrassing!

Only in Saudi Arabia! Hilarious!   
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:06 am

Quoting irregking (Reply 17):
Only in Saudi Arabia! Hilarious!  

It was painted in Spain.   
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:08 am

Is it possible that this is a photoshopped picture? It's hard to believe an airline would allow such mistakes on their "coming out" aircraft.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:46 am

Quoting Reggaebird (Reply 19):
Is it possible that this is a photoshopped picture? It's hard to believe an airline would allow such mistakes on their "coming out" aircraft.

0% chance.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:56 am

Fuselage decals labelled "port & starboard" ..... surely they could stuff that up... although the proof is in the pic hahahah
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:27 am

How often does this kind of mistake happen? Anyone know any other memorable stuff ups? I do seem to remember Monarch recently had an A320 painted in the wrong shade of colour.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:37 am

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 18):
It was painted in Spain.

By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:02 pm

Quoting irregking (Reply 23):
By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!

You are assuming the mistake came from the instructions rather than the application.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:10 pm

Quoting hotplane (Reply 15):
Saudia is officially their new name.

Source? On their website, it's all Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Furthermore, there is a difference between official name and branding.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:49 pm

Quoting United1 (Reply 5):
Indeed...as Arabic is read from right to left

I tend to prefer this thought. I find it a lot more entertaining to think it was done with a purpose in mind.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 25):

Source? On their website, it's all Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Furthermore, there is a difference between official name and branding.

I can't point to a source either, but I know I have very recently read the same thing about their (re-)rebranding to "Saudia." So I highly doubt that the use of the Saudia name was an error.
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:32 pm

Looks like the decal kit was wrong and included two of the same decal.. who makes the decals?
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:40 pm

Quoting kanban (Reply 30):
who makes the decals?

who approved the decals?
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:17 pm

Why are the two overwing exits different outline colors?
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:19 pm

Quoting simairlinenet (Reply 32):
Why are the two overwing exits different outline colors?

The forward overwing exit is deactivated, so it doesn't have the required outline.
 
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:55 pm

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 31):
who approved the decals?

Who ordered the decals?
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting irregking (Reply 23):
By instructions of the HQ in JED... please!

Oh Please do you think for one second that the head office in JED will instruct them to put it the other way around?
If this is the case why did they not give the same instructions for the starboard side?
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:43 pm

Skyteam has a tendency to show up backwards. AeroMexico's Skyteam logo planes, at least the 767, was and, I guess is, the first ever plane on the fleet to display the Aztec eagle-knight facing backwards on its port side. Any chance it was Oneworld's Mexicana MRO who did the "job"?
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:07 pm

Quoting MayaviaERJ190 (Reply 36):
Oneworld's Mexicana MRO who did the "job"?

No it was Oneworld's Iberia MRO that did the paint job.

I think its hysterical...and that someone has some splaining to do  
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:30 am

SV's official facebook page has been updated with the Saudia name:

http://www.facebook.com/SaudiArabianAirlines

[Edited 2012-04-28 18:38:57]
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RE: Saudia Skyteam Logo Plane - Logo Backwards?

Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:24 pm

So now that we have passed blame from Spain to Saudi and back, what is done to fix this? Will they take it back to Spain to have the decal fixed?
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:49 pm

Quoting TeamInTheSky (Reply 39):
So now that we have passed blame from Spain to Saudi and back, what is done to fix this? Will they take it back to Spain to have the decal fixed?

Why, is it really that much of a problem? Hardly anyone will notice the difference, so I don't think fixing it needs to be a priority.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting Eightball (Reply 38):
SV's official facebook page has been updated with the Saudia name

Yesssss!!!!! I used to love seeing the old green, blue and white planes with the Saudia logo. The name itself is just so much easier to say and more stylish than Saudi Arabian Airlines.