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MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:34 pm

Hi - Today at LHR I noticed the latest MH A380 MND in an unfinished colour scheme, basically it had the titles and tail logo but no blue wrap-around fuselage bands.
I'm wondering if they are prepping it for a livery similar to their A330's.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:46 pm

The most popular rumor, MND is to become the ''One World'' jet. Do not count on it getting the same scheme as the A330s.

[Edited 2013-01-26 14:07:24]
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:09 pm

I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:04 am

We will find out soon, MH will join oneworld next month.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:50 pm

Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:17 pm

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Quoting lollomz (Reply 4):

Quoting nazgul (Reply 2):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!
Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

You guys just don't like change. IMO, any new livery seems to get alot of negative comments and really eventually you just get use to it. Then when they change again, you will complain about the new livery again. I remember when DL changed from the widget to the Ron Allen livery, and then again to the "Deltaflot" and then changed again to the present livery there was alot of belly aching but people will just get use to it. AA is going thought the same thing, but we will get use to it.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:57 pm

Quoting airproxx (Reply 5):
Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 1):
I think their new colour scheme/livery is horrible - the one on the A330 and the A380! I much prefer the old one but that's just my opinion.

Agreed too! I think the new livery looks horrible and unfinished... The "old" one looked much better.

I'm wrongly qouted here.

As for the livery, i doubt the A380 would have been able to pull off the oldest current (B734/B777/B747) scheme. All things considering it doens't look that bad except for the position of the tail logo.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:09 pm



Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:12 pm

What I don't get is why they can't seem to paint where the sing connects for the fuselage. If they could do that the planes would look a lot better.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:35 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah

Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:23 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

That looks fantastic! The mess they have now, not to mention its inconsistency with the rest of the fleet, is just embarrassing.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:17 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

I agree that wouldnt have looked right - an A380 needs something bolder.

I don't dislike the new scheme but think a few flashes of red would enhance it.

Looking forward to seeing what sort of Oneworld scheme they use - if its anything like the JAL special when they joined Oneworld it would be great.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JA8941-oneworld-01.jpg
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:38 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):
Not sure if this would have looked better ..... nah.

It actually looks good in my opinion, but I also agree with...

Quoting kann123air (Reply 10):
Maybe if they could have the red and blue lines go through the main body instead of being clumped together at the bottom and leaving a lot of white, open space on the top.....

The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:02 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 13):
The A380 does need something bolder due to its size so just make the red and blue stripes thicker with larger airline titles.

But everything in that model is designed to scale. Does everything have to be billboard and in-your-face these days?

My only suggestion would have been a more traditional shade of grey over the sort of muddied look they have in the model. But otherwise, I don't need floor to ceiling titles screaming in my face, or meaningless and inexplicable swooshy things to catch my attention.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:10 am

3 aircraft are rumoured to be painted to a special oneworld livery, one from each current type that MH has on the fleet - a B738 (9M-MXB), an A333 (9M-MTE) and an A380 (9M-MND) in relation to MH's official appointment into the alliance on 1 February 2013.

Several photos have leaked to conform this.

B738 9M-MXB
http://instagram.com/p/Uvow8FHMuC/
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/

A333 9M-MTE
http://instagram.com/p/U0vCcTnMu4/
http://instagram.com/p/VC4rp9L2KL/
http://instagram.com/p/U9m29kL2Db/
http://instagram.com/p/VAZBEftouu/

However, there is no image yet surfaced for the A380, which at present still stand as a rumour.

MH's oneworld inclusion ceremony will be streamed live at the airline's youtube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/MAStravel on Thursday 31 January 2013 at 1730 Malaysian time (GMT+8) or 0930 on 31 January 2013 London time.

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:15:57]

[Edited 2013-01-28 18:57:39]
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:18 am

Thanks for sharing.

9M-MXB and 9M-MTE are about 2 weeks on the ground now.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mxb
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mte

9M-MND however is still flying around, there is no way she can be painted in time.

http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9m-mnd
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 am

Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

[Edited 2013-01-29 03:33:42]
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 17):
Completed 9M-MTE.

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...d59c69d011e2a03b22000a1f92d6_7.jpg

A new rumour has surfaced that the special livery for the white A380 9M-MND will be unveiled in time for the inaugural daily KUL-CDG vv service commencing on 1 March 2013.

Looks good, better then some of the logo liveries out there.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:12 pm

Anyone else notice the kite on the tail is larger now on 9M-MTE? Hopefully that becomes standard as it looks better and has more of an impact.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:36 pm

Quoting 9MMPD (Reply 19):
Anyone else notice the kite on the tail

Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:48 pm

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 20):
Sharp eyes, word on the grapevine is this was done to bring it more in line with the style used on the A380.

But it's still two colours, isn't 3D-ised (no "shine") and is placed differently on the tailfin.

Branding 101... fail.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:17 pm

No argument from me there Aerokiwi. As for Branding 101, that seems to be an ongoing class 
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Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:23 pm

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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:01 pm

compartively 380 livery looks better, whish it was incorporated fleetwide as is but with highlighted tail logo as was originally planned, moving logo foraward for the tip to touch the leading edge would hve allowed the logo stripes at the end to be longer instead of being shortened, stripes continuing to wing box would have also been better.

Too bad this classier look wont be staying and the LCC style will represent the airline.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:54 am

Latest news mentioning 1x 738 & 2x A330 will carry the Oneworld livery. Nothing is said about the A380.   

First flight with Oneworld livery is going to be MH129/1Feb to MEL.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:42 pm

All the latest liveries look crap, Actually JAL looks good now, comparing it to that rubbish...MAS last scheme looks more modern than this pathetic excuse for an airline logo...Really I am surprised these "airline people" don't just go on modified airliner photos and borrow some designs from there? Some are brilliant and these people design them at home on their bloody laptop, not spend millions on a design bereau..
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Quoting shuttle9juliet (Reply 26):
Actually JAL looks good now, comparing it to that rubbish...MAS last scheme

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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Quoting ADent (Reply 27):

Cheers I meant MAS current scheme, not last..thanks
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:44 pm

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 25):
Latest news mentioning 1x 738 & 2x A330 will carry the Oneworld livery. Nothing is said about the A380.

But none of the other A333 spends 2 weeks on the ground like MTE.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:27 am

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 29):
But none of the other A333 spends 2 weeks on the ground like MTE.

Which is why i went   

But i do wonder if these two aircraft weren't on the ground for maintenance. A post elsewhere claimed the retro livery on the B738 took 8 days. Surely applying the Oneworld logo & title then doesn't require 2 whole weeks ?

Anyway, 2 A330s with the One World scheme already didn't make a lot of sense to me. Was this a typo ? You'd think someone would notice the fact they haven't mentioned the flagship A380 in that release 

All of this then leaves us wondering if 9M-MND is going to sport more then just the Oneworld logo & titles ? Why else would she not have been completed like the other A380s ? Questions, questions 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:03 am

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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 pm

A hybrid Oneworld livery? Reminded me of a Star alliance member.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:27 pm

9M-MND won't be getting the oneworld livery. It'll be painted in the same colors as the rest of the A380s.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 pm

So why is it flying in the white livery? Even 9M-MNE (currently at TLS) and 9M-MNF (currently at XFW) are fully painted.
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:58 pm

Quoting Joule (Reply 33):
9M-MND won't be getting the oneworld livery. It'll be painted in the same colors as the rest of the A380s.
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 34):
So why is it flying in the white livery? Even 9M-MNE (currently at TLS) and 9M-MNF (currently at XFW) are fully painted.

Indeed, it doesn't make sense. The reason for 9M-MND to be white is that something other than the standard livery is planned for this aircraft.

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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:45 am

Quoting lollomz (Reply 4):
I agree with you 100% !!!!!!!

Personally, I could not care less. It is the inside that I concern myself with, and I am pleased to report that I found it very comfortable, and that was traveling in Economy as well  
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:11 pm

There's a story behind why 9M-MND was left in white and it's not because of the planned oneworld livery.

btw the striped livery on MNA/MNB/MNC are decals, not painted. MNE/MNF livery are painted. MND was the one lost in between. Only much later after delivery it was then planned to be painted in oneworld livery but this plan has since been dropped and MND will be painted in the normal A380 livery.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:14 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 35):
Indeed, it doesn't make sense. The reason for 9M-MND to be white is that something other than the standard livery is planned for this aircraft.

Or something other than the standard livery was planned but they changed their mind.
 
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RE: MH A380 9M-MND Colours

Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:04 am

Quoting Joule (Reply 37):
There's a story behind why 9M-MND was left in white and it's not because of the planned oneworld livery.

Care to share what that story is?