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Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:43 pm

The 10th Air China 777-300ER was delivered on Wednesday featuring 40 smiling faces to celebrate Boeing's 40-years of partnership with Chinese customers.


photo - Boeing media.
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:15 pm

Looks photoshopped for some reason! Though I know it isn't really... weird!
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:29 pm

That is one SHAAAAARP lookin' aircraft!
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:54 pm

Now that is a good looking 77W!
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:54 pm

Here's a much better image:


http://paineairport.com/kpae5543.htm


That is one sharp looking aircraft, yes!!!

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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:09 pm

Boeing put out a document about its history in China.

Pretty interesting that Bill Boeing way back in 1920s hired a Chinese engineer Wong Tsoo to help design aircraft. Mr Wong later returned to China and played other important rolls in early Chinese aviation.

The rekindling of relations came with Richard Nixon's historic visit in 1972, which opened the door to relations with the CAAC and then monumental order for 10 Boeing 707s.

Today, some 6,000 Boeing aircraft fly the world with parts and assemblies built in China.


Here is a close up for the faces



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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:17 pm

I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:31 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 4):
That is one sharp looking aircraft, yes!!!

Fair enough except the Comic Sans.

Seriously, there needs to be an international treaty banning that font.
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:47 pm

Very cool...whose faces are depicted in the livery?

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Fair enough except the Comic Sans.

I don't think that is Comic Sans. It surely some other kind of "handwritten" font, but it is much, much better than Comic Sans. I think MU used Comic Sans on its Expo 2010 A346 (which I call the "Haibao Jet").

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 6):
I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

I think it is very interesting that you get a "weird vibe" when you see the CA livery. When I see the CA livery, I always feel a strange sense of comfort. I love CA's regular livery.

Does anyone else have any unusual feelings when you see a particular livery?
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:56 pm

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 6):
I'm glad they did a special paint scheme as I feel their livery is so intimidating for some reason.

Every time I see Air China in Paris or Los Angeles, I just get a weird vibe from them. I don't know why and I can't really explain it.

Bon Voyage,

AirAfreak.

It's kind of modification of the old Aeroflot livery. If you don't like USSR, maybe...
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:08 pm

Unfortunately the basic Air China livery is a rather gloomy one that reminds me of a dark totalitarian place, not the more vibrant nation and company CA has become.
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:13 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):

Still considered a third world Country, even by the locals. CA's domestic flights are tolerable but I stopped flying them long haul.
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:05 am

I think it's on of the most uncharming special livery of all time.
Look very boring and doesn't make any senses to me.

Flew CA PEK-LAX-PEK on their 77W, not a bad experience but would I rather fly them again?
Not in the next 5 years.

Congrats Air China.
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:11 am

Don't see any dissident faces on there..
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:34 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 2):
That is one SHAAAAARP lookin' aircraft!

I disagree. It's too one note, and the comic sans and the random layout of the faces in the middle of the two "swoops" makes it look messy.

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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:36 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):
Unfortunately the basic Air China livery is a rather gloomy one that reminds me of a dark totalitarian place, not the more vibrant nation and company CA has become.

I agree too, someone else mentioned a likeness for the old Aeroflot scheme as well, I think those of us old enough to remember the Cold War, it does perhaps hark back to a more sinister time in World history.

I'm glad they dropped the CAAC tag some time ago.
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:41 pm

Let's have a Bloggers Behind Bars livery.
 
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:41 pm

Quoting B2468 (Reply 8):
Very cool...whose faces are depicted in the livery?

According to Boeing press release

The 40 people portrayed were selected from a social media campaign organized by Air China and Boeing in July 2012. People were invited through the most widely used social media platform in China to submit a smiling face with an inspiring message.
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RE: Air China Takes Delivery Of "Smiling Faces" 77W

Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:17 pm

This is similar to what KL did. People submitted their pics and they were transfer to a tile scene and put onto a KL 777.

Wish the Chinese/Boeing could come up with something original.. IMO.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/ai...lm-unveils-777-sporting-faces.html