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Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:11 pm

Iraqi are going back to their old colours and have started applying it on the CRJ900 fleet all of which except one were delivered all white with no markings, the first sported the new livery which has been rejected, IA may also cancel remaining four CRJ orders as they want larger aircraft.

First CRJ in the green colours, partial photo http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...00807193776_983400_292202602_n.jpg
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:19 pm

Where do they plan to fly to?
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:26 pm

They are flying to a number of destinations in the region, also said to have resumed Delhi and Bombay after twenty two years, Kuwait is also to come back online soon.

[Edited 2012-06-04 10:33:28]
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:32 pm

I wish they resume some points in Europe as well.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:35 pm

 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:42 pm

Yes, here is another view of the quite boring livery, good riddance.

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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:45 pm

It was a good decision to dump the blue one, it is forgettable and doesn't stand out. I like the green one, I find it quite unique among the Middle Eastern carriers.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:11 pm

I think they should try coming up with another new livery. The one they came up with that they are now replacing was very similar to one of their older liveries, but quite bland and forgettable. Their green one that they are going back too is aged and dry IMO. Oh well.

[Edited 2012-06-04 12:12:49]
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:46 pm

I know A.NET loves to see airlines bring back liveries from the dark ages and to never modernize their color schemes, and I agree with this from an enthusiast's point of view. However, certain airlines need to re-brand themselves in order to show that they've changed.

I think IA's new livery was a smart way of showing they've "rejuvenated" with new planes, and are trying to enter a new era of operating and service standards. Truthfully, I associate the old IA livery with an airline that operates a sporadic schedule with extremely tired and worn planes. I realize that wasn't IA's fault, but nonetheless I don't think the perception with the old livery is a good one.....
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:39 pm

I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)

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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 9):
I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)

Looks awesome.

Note that green is a very common in the Middle East, but that doesn't mean that the livery has to be common and boring.
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:54 pm

Quoting rolfen (Reply 10):

But if you think about it, not many airlines from that region use green on their liveries. I think only Mahan from Iran has a green livery.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:29 pm

Green is the color of Islam.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:34 pm

Saudia formerly used green, and to great effect. Personally, I think Iraqi's classic livery is excellent and am happy to see it on new aircraft, though I probably won't get the chance to actually see it in person unless some new 737s are delivered in that livery.


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If only more airlines had such vibrant and expressive liveries...

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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:36 pm

Like both those liveries, the bottom one slightly more although think the titles should be bigger
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:03 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 9):

I drew these up when I heard about the Iraqi 737-800 order. (Is that still on the books?)


The top one looks like Braniff Flying Colors, and the bottom one looks like Pakistan Int'l.
I like them both!!!

The catch is that a new Boeing comes with a THREE COLOR paint job; both of the paint schemes you've come up with have more than three colors. So, they'd have to pay extra, which most carriers aren't willing to do.

[Edited 2012-06-04 15:10:16]
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:17 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 15):

The catch is that a new Boeing comes with a THREE COLOR paint job; both of the paint schemes you've come up with have more than three colors. So, they'd have to pay extra, which most carriers aren't willing to do

Are you kidding?? The cost of the paint job is minuscule compared to the cost of a new airliner. Have it delivered in white and get it painted locally if Boeing will only let you have three colours!

How about this for a scheme...


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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:24 pm

I liked the blue livery. It looked fresh and modern, unlike the green livery.
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:30 pm

Quoting aviatorcraig (Reply 16):
Are you kidding?? The cost of the paint job is minuscule compared to the cost of a new airliner. Have it delivered in white and get it painted locally if Boeing will only let you have three colours!

No, I'm not kidding. Airlines are out there to make money; adding a more costly paint job does nothing to improve dispatch reliability, operational costs, or fuel consumption. Buying a 738 to replace a 72S does ALL of those things.
Delta: Red, White, and Blue (albeit two shades of red)
AA: Red, White, and Blue
United: White, Gold, and Blue
Alaska: White, Blue and Green
KLM: Blue, Blue and White
Air France: White, Red, and Blue
Lufthansa: White, Purple and Yellow
Air Canada: Red, Toothpaste and Dark Toothpaste

There's no charge for Boeing Wing Gray, i.e., it doesn't seem to count as a color. LH uses a darker shade- I doubt they pay for that.

By and large, you don't see carriers offering diverse, exciting color schemes. Even UA's blue on blue on blue on blue has been done away with.

I really like the designs that BARPD came up with; but I don't expect to see anything as interesting as that gracing the side of a major's airplane for the rest of my life.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:24 am

Their old green livery was the best, I used to love seeing their 747s at LHR back in the late 70s, early 80s...top class livery that shouldn't be changed!
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:16 am

At least we have CX and BR which use green as primary colors and those 2 airlines should be around for a long time. I wish SV would ditch that putrid blue and restore the green as well, along with MS bringing back gold and red, those are absolutely classic liveries.

Another color I really miss, yellow. BI is unique, unfortunately it doesn't have extensive network nor larger aircraft to enhance the livery.

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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:33 am

Quoting vincewy (Reply 20):
Another color I really miss, yellow. BI is unique, unfortunately it doesn't have extensive network nor larger aircraft to enhance the livery.

Don't forget Scoot, SQ's new longhaul LCC.
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:29 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 9):

Very Well Done Garpd!!!   

What about the liens against new Iraqi aircraft by the Kuwaiti's for war reparations? Has anyone heard anything on that lately?
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Iraq-Kuwait issues resolved, infact they are planning setting up a joint airline http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwai...s-operate-iraq-flights-450239.html
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:47 am

First post here.  

I must say I am glad they've gone back to this livery. I've always been a fan of it. I'm looking to see a picture of the full aircraft in the livery, and hopefully the 737-700's at some point soon too.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:52 am

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Reply 24):
I must say I am glad they've gone back to this livery. I've always been a fan of it. I'm looking to see a picture of the full aircraft in the livery, and hopefully the 737-700's at some point soon too.

+1 Its an iconic lovely livery . I remember seeing their B747s in LHR as a kid and always loved it . Kudos to them for taking a brave decision and not going with the ''everything old is bad'' attitude. So many airlines have ruined their brand with crap designs.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:54 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 25):

+1 Its an iconic lovely livery . I remember seeing their B747s in LHR as a kid and always loved it . Kudos to them for taking a brave decision and not going with the ''everything old is bad'' attitude. So many airlines have ruined their brand with crap designs.

Exactly. Now I never actually seen the old livery in person but in photos it looks great. I will hopefully see it one day now that they've returned to it.

I find Finnair's latest livery a huge disappointment, I actually quite liked the one before but it was ruined with this boring plain scheme.  

Well done Iraqi!

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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:04 pm

I have seen the old livery in person on 747 and An-24 the green was too dark and surprisingly did not look as good as it appears in some photos, on the CRJ they have lighthened the colour and have a full white belly and engines which makes it more appealing, its the same as on one 737-200, not sure if the CRJ have the wavy top, the 737 does not.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:13 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 27):
I have seen the old livery in person on 747 and An-24 the green was too dark and surprisingly did not look as good as it appears in some photos, on the CRJ they have lighthened the colour and have a full white belly and engines which makes it more appealing, its the same as on one 737-200, not sure if the CRJ have the wavy top, the 737 does not.

I think it is wavy at the top of the CRJ, I could be wrong. If you look closely at the partial image you can see white appearing at the top shortly where the text ends.

I hope someone catches a full picture of this aircraft soon.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:22 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 27):

I have to disagree I thought it looked great in that shade of Green and still do . But horses for courses etc ...
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways Ditch New Livery

Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:11 am

That blue and white number is pretty bland, but all I can think of when I see the original livery is the bombed out hulks of jetliners scattered about after the gulf war. Not that I'm their target demo...
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