Jasondn
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SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:50 pm

Hi Everyone,

A while ago SA was running a competition locally that students and school kids could download a template of an Airbus A340-600 and design a colour scheme that will be used on the plane that flies the South African team to the Olympic Games. This was in April / May but it seems to have gone a bit quiet.

http://www.flysaa.com/za/en/flyingSA...rs/archive/Leisure_May_2012.html#7

Anyone have more info? Final design or is the plane painted?

Ndizani was the last time SA did something like this with a B743


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Shudu
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:24 pm

Hi Jasondn

Just heard on the radio that the competition was won by a design student from Stellenbosch.

The team is scheduled to depart 19th July on the 'special' A340. I'll definitely be at JNB to see it on this day.

I have not heard anything else beyond the above.


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Shudu
 
Jasondn
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:40 pm

Great! Thanks Shudu. Looking forward to seeing the plane in the "flesh".
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:45 pm

Hope it looks good! Lately, the Olympic colorschemes have SUCKED! (i.e., BA "Dove")
 
Shudu
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:29 pm

Just found this link with more information and pics of the first paint strokes;

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/flying-high-1.1336812

Its being reported that the aircraft is an Airbus A340-300 and not an A346 as previously confirmed. I believe it is ZS-SXD.

Regards,

Shudu
 
Jasondn
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:25 am

Thx Shudu,

I wonder what the final design looks like.

Cheers
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:23 am

Hi, I came across this article and it has a picture of the front of the plane. Anyone seen it on the ramp at OR Tambo?

http://www.roadtolondon2012.co.za/20...nveiled-as-team-sas-games-carrier/
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:17 pm

http://thenewage.co.za/56537-10-53-SA_Olympic_team_Siyanqoba_unveiled

This is all I could find on it. Hardly very special like Ndizani...
A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:31 pm

Quoting speedbird128 (Reply 7):

Good initiative by SAA and indeed is it less extensive than what I was expecting. Still a nice move by SAA...
 
Shudu
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:38 pm

It looks very conservative compared to what we saw with Ndizani, am a bit underwhelmed.

I guess it's the thought that counts
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:58 pm

Looking at the pic linked above, looks like it's been applied to an A340-200/300 rather than the -600 variant.
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:09 pm

Quoting Shudu (Reply 9):
It looks very conservative compared to what we saw with Ndizani, am a bit underwhelmed.

I think they picked this kind of theme as a winner as it can be decalled and not need a repaint like ndizani...

Quoting brj (Reply 10):
looks like it's been applied to an A340-200/300 rather than the -600 variant.

Seems like a good observation. I'd guess then A343 as the -200's are going i think...
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:45 pm

The aircraft involved is A340-300E ZS-SXD
 
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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:43 pm

First shots showing up in the database, and I must say it's looking pretty good:

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RE: SAA Paint The Plane Competition

Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:51 am

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 13):
I must say it's looking pretty good

I must say I totally agree. I was also underwhelmed when I saw the first pictures that only showed the front. Having seen the whole aircraft, I like it.

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