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Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 2:52 am

I've been seeing a lot of Alitalia planes in the "new livery", but I cannot spot the different between the new and old colorschemes. Can anybody provide any insight as to what the difference(s) are?
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 3:05 am

The "new" livery has the cheatline lower (below the windows) and the bottom of the "A" is on the fuselage instead of fully contained on the tail. Old on left, new on right:


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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 3:25 am

Quoting poLot (Reply 1):

  

Other differences also include:

- The "A" consumes the entire tail, not just the center. The old livery had a white border around the "A" while the new one does not.

- The new livery has a grey underbelly.

- The new livery has grey nacelles and no Alitalia logo.

- Old Alitalia livery also included the black nose cone.

- The Alitalia logo is slanted.

I dont know if its just the lighting, but I think the new livery uses a darker green, while the previous livery used lighter shade of green.
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 3:31 am

Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 7:05 am

Quoting CapEd388 (Reply 2):
I dont know if its just the lighting, but I think the new livery uses a darker green, while the previous livery used lighter shade of green.

Could also be the fact that the green on the older version has faded over the years.

Some more minor changes:
- titles are green instead of black
- there is no more gap where the cheatline curves up into the A on the tail
- the cheatline begins a bit further from the nose
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 7:16 am

At the beginning I didn't like the new Alitalia livery. It was too similar to the old one. Now I enjoy it.
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 7:41 am

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!

  

I find the changes of the face lift with there livery more special on a B777!!

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It's hard to say, but did the titles of "Aliatalia" change also (not color) as to me seams that they are a little different on the Sky Livery??!!
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 7:45 am

In addition, the new livery leaves no white space at the top of the tail.
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 10:34 am

While the quality may not be as good as A.net photos, this side by side shot should make is easier to see the differences:

Alitalia liveries at LIN by tearbringer, on Flickr
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 11:08 am

From what I can tell, the font of the logo has definitely changed. It is not only green but also bigger, taller and is tilted slightly to the right. The old logo looks fatter and shorter.

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there

I completely agree. And I hope we continue to see the green and red "A" for years to come.
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 11:46 am

Quoting Eagleboy (Reply 8):

While the quality may not be as good as A.net photos, this side by side shot should make is easier to see the differences:

The new livery seems to have the old black nose cone on that shot
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 1:05 pm

Probably were using an old black nose cone that they had lying around. It is pretty common to see airplanes with mismatched nose cones when an airline is going through a livery transition.
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 8:30 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
I cannot spot the different between the new and old colorschemes.

Seriously?? How can anyone not tell them apart??
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 9:57 pm

The new livery has a gray belly.
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Thu May 31, 2012 11:12 pm

This is one of those cases IMHO (like Coca Cola found in the late '90s) where trying to improve on a classic by tweaking it just doesn't work. It looks AWFUL.

Whoever "designed" this modified livery should be shot . . . .
 
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:33 am

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 3):
Say what you want about AZ, they still have one of the best looking liveries out there............Long Live The Cheatline!

I agree. I remember when the livery was introduced in the early 1970s and saw it for the first time in YYZ on a B747. I thought it was one of the most handsome and modern paint schemes around.
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RE: Alitalia Liveries

Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting braybuddy (Reply 14):

I must say I disagree. I think the refresh was pulled of rather well, and I consider it an improvement from the old one personally. But to each their own.