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Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:22 pm

2 photos have leaked from the hangar. Credits to the photographers and uploaders.

http://instagram.com/p/TERFdrtctL/

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...R/MalaysianWings/MHRetrolivery.jpg

Looking good hey? Awaiting for A.Net to display it in high definition and full glory. It is the very same aircraft, 9M-MXA, which caught many A.Netters by surprise when it was revealed in the airline's current livery for the first time in this A.Net photo


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9M-MXA will be the only aircraft that will wear this MH retro livery.

A bit of a narrative, this livery was introduced in 1972 when MSA (Malaysia-Singapore Airlines) split up to create the current MH and SQ. It is regarded as the original livery for modern day MH. It seems to me that this project is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of modern history of MH (beginning from MSA break up onwards), which is depicted by the large 40 sticker near door 1L of the aircraft.

MH is organising a special flight MH 711 KUL-CGK and back to reveal this aircraft on 13 December 2012.
 
skipness1E
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:37 am

Ah good, another MH livery.
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:37 pm

I remember when MH use to fly their 742's into MEL with that livery, looked very smart and that was in the early 80s. I realy do wish QF would do a retro livery.
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:00 pm

Amazing! I too remember the 747s in this livery at LHR.

Yup Qantas 747-400 retrojet would be amazing. And BA must be the only European airline left who haven't done one - come on BEA 320 and BOAC 777!
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:49 pm

Love these colours as these were the colours of the first aircraft I ever flew on. Hopefully this bird makes it down to Perth at some stage during the once weekly PER - BKI service.
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:09 pm

looks a hell of a lot better than the blue A380 livery.

bring it back.
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Funny really... there's only just been a thread on here about how many different MH liveries there are at the moment!
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:12 am

Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 2):
. I really do wish QF would do a retro livery.

Yes totally agree...the original 747 scheme with cheatline and winged kangaroo. With Qantas' 100th anniversary coming up in a few more years perhaps a chance for them to do something like this.

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 3):
Yup Qantas 747-400 retrojet would be amazing

......only snag is we wouldn't see it here in LHR would we. Trouble is I can't imagine an A380 in the retro colours somehow and the 744 would be the natural choice

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 3):
Amazing! I too remember the 747s in this livery at LHR

....and the DC10s I much rather this old MAS scheme that the odd liveries they have now, it may be a bit retro but it is distintive which is what you want from a Corporate identity..
 
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RE: Malaysia Airlines Retro Livery B738 9M-MXA

Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:01 am

Her A.Net debut.


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