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Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:26 pm

Afriqiyah Airways revealed a new livery today in Tripoli. The livery will be introduced a soon to be delivered aircraft.
A bad quality photo taken just a few hours ago:

The airline’s current livery features a "9.9.99" logo on the tail and engines, which mark the date (9 September 1999) when the Sirte Declaration, which established the African Union, was signed in Sirte, Libya under the then Gaddhafi regime.

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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:29 pm

Looks much like Garuda.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:39 pm

Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

This new one looks fine, but rather tasteless...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A-f4pkqCQAA8IJK.jpg:large
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:52 pm

More like Mexicanas last livery
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

It was too closely-linked to the deposed Gadaffi regime, especially the "9.9.99" date of the Sirte Declaration that established the African Union, one of Gadaffi's pet projects. And the declaration that adopted the agreement is named for Gadaffi's hometown where the meeting was held.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:08 pm

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
Did they really need to change their livery? Seemed modern to me.

Having a livery about a date is not modern. It is tacky- no matter what the date means/signifies. This is much better.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:21 pm

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):
This new one looks fine, but rather tasteless...


Tasteless as in boring or tasteless as in "distasteful"?
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:14 pm

Quoting Shuttle9juliet (Reply 3):
More like Mexicanas last livery

Yes!

I liked their not-so-new one that had the black band running vertically across the fuselage near the cockpit windows...
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:20 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 6):

Tasteless as in boring. It's aesthetically pleasing, but drab and anonymous.

Quoting Polot (Reply 5):
Having a livery about a date is not modern. It is tacky- no matter what the date means/signifies. This is much better.

You call it tacky, I call it character. Something this new livery is void of in my opinion.

I don't know, to me this new livery is like drinking room temperature water. Not bad but not good.

[Edited 2012-12-19 12:23:23]
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:27 pm

I liked the old one way better.

This new one is pretty bland and uninspired.
Where have all the tri-jets gone...
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:22 pm

Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 9):
I liked the old one way better.

           

Particularly the earlier version with the dark stripe on top and band around the front fuselage:


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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:14 am

Is there a trend going with blue colour, Egyptair, Malaysia, now Afriquia, soon will AA adopt this kind of livery??
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:17 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):

I think the A340-200 in the picture was Gaddafi's private jet/flying palace.

The old livery needed to be replaced, but the new one really is as dull as ditchwater.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:13 am

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 12):
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):

I think the A340-200 in the picture was Gaddafi's private jet/flying palace.

Correct. Views of the passenger cabin in the last 2 videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcpCKt7jSMc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6cN4WqERdE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BoT4eBWOuU
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:49 am

I am sure Libya wants to move beyond the old color scheme. I loved the black and white and use of a technicolor pattern on the tail of the old livery. It is very creative and pretty. That is the good part. Celebrating a date with an aircraft livery is a bit strange and jingoistic. It's like an American airline celebrating 1776 or 1492 on an aircraft.

The new livery is real boring, boring, boring. Very non-memorable and non-controversial.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:53 pm

What part of that livery represents the new Libya or the African continent?

Poor, ill-thought out design again.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:25 pm

The newest Afriqiyah A320 (5A-ONN) was delivered yesterday with an all white livery and Afriqiyah titels: http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=1189055
 
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RE: Afriqiyah Airways New Livery Revealed

Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:55 pm

Quoting viasa (Reply 16):

Looks like a military transport .

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