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What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:12 am

What would you change about the current Air France colourscheme? What would you add, change and/or what would you delete?
 
jasewgtn
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:16 am

Nothing - I think it's rather clean and tidy
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:20 am

I agree with JaseWGTN, althought AF should put in biger the Pegase (you know, the little sea horse under the cockpit window), and maybe make the lower part of the a/c in color, which could be the result of the come-down of the stripes (what we call in France the "Code Barres"  Big grin).
 
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Clean And Tidy?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:30 am

Jase: Does this look clean and tidy?

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They should clean their planes!

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L'Espace180

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:39 am

Where is it???  Smile I never heard of it before! Do you know where there is a pic?


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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:44 am

Ren41:

The smog must have stuck to the plane as it flew out of Paris!

 Wink/being sarcastic

Jase
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:41 am

BlueJet: are you mocking me or what ????
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:51 am

I believe a simple and elegant change would involve keeping the current colors but extending the "code barre" down onto the rear fuselage a la UTA. Maybe increasing the size (billboard ?) and font of the titles. I don't have the computer tools to simulate it but it could be nice.
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:57 am

I agree with extending the stripe design from the tail down around the fuselage. But I would also put that flying horse symbol they have, in the middle of the tail, with a white border so as to distinguish it from the stripes behind it.

Just curious, but what happened to their experimental grey cheatline they had a few years back now? why was it not adopted?
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:58 am

It's fine the way it is.
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2001 10:31 am

I'd change the font. No, I'm not talking about a Times New Roman quickie...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Extending the "barcode" would be great.

Being the CP fan that I am, how about using the flying horse (pegasus?!?!) in subtle ways like how small geese decorated the "Canadi>n" logo?
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 11:06 am

Just keeping their planes clean will be good enough. I've seen so many AF planes that are so dirty that they border on being disgusting!!

'949
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourschem

Tue Mar 06, 2001 11:46 am

OK guys, here's a quickie I did. Sorry bout the quality. The weird bug-like thing is the pegasus from the "groupe air france" logo near the nose. Enjoy.

http://wayweary.tripod.com/af777peg.jpg
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 4:38 pm

I'd change the tail to add more white. There's just not enough white in the livery, you know. So, I'd just put a blue 'AF' on a white tail, much in the same way AOM's all white livery looked. That would be classy.  Smile
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 4:43 pm

Extend the Bar code and put a cheatline on the windows like AA has with the red, white and blue. Lufthasa should also do something with it's bland all white paint scheme.
"FUIMUS"
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:51 pm

I'll vote for the revival of the pegasus in a classy way,like the goose on CP mentionned before
AF TW AA NW DL UA CO BA U2 TP UX LH SK AZ MP KL SN VY HV LS SS TK SQ PC RG IW SE LI TN
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 10:35 pm

My vote goes to...


... washing the planes from time to time. Anyway, nice airline also with not-so-clean planes. As long as they keep them clean inside I'm with them.

M
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 11:51 pm

i also agree that AF could do ´better in making sure that their planes aren´t as dirty. it´s not that i´d call the entire AF fleet dirty but always i see some AF aircraft, some of them or always dirty, much more often than KL,BA or LH.
and it´s the same with TP, IB, AZ in my eyes. although that could just be a coincidence. every airline has dirty aircraft from time to time.
btw, lauda air. i´ve never seen any dirty plane from them, they always shine and gleam and sparkle in the sun, they seem to be polished every day!!!!!
regarding the AF paint scheme, i agree that AF could use more color, extending the bars on the tail and perhaps adding some colour to the fuselage and the engines. no major changes, though.
the same counts for LH. although i like their scheme and although it´s mainly wide it somehow doesn´t seem so totally "white" to me, don´t ask me why. however, they could use more colour as well, f.e. on the engines.

rgds
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 12:47 am

I like it the way it is. The only change I would make is to play around more with the pegasus... make it more prominent and bring back the red in the wings. Over time, that classy little symbol has become smaller and smaller...
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 12:57 am


1) Cheatline
2) Silver belly
3) Silver wings
4) Silver Engines
5) Something on the winglets (French flag, European flag, pegasus, AF logo)
6) The European flag on the tail should be bigger (especially on Airbus  Big grin)

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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 2:33 am

Folks,

I think one reason why AF adopted its current livery was the fact that they needed a livery that would withstand the high temperature operations on the Concorde.

That's why it's a white fuselage with the painted tail--and AF adopted it across the board with their fleet.
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 4:04 am

In a word...EVERYTHING (well almost!). I mean, where is the evidence of any French flair?

The "design" (or lack thereof!) of the tail is incredibly boring...just a couple of lame stripes. Even the font used for the AIR FRANCE wording is so bland!

I would keep the plane white, but do something interesting with the tail. Air France should look to SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS for inspiration.

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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourschem

Wed Mar 07, 2001 5:52 am

It seems to me that there's a side to France that's very practical - notice that France makes very few luxury cars of their own. Come on, 607, Safrane... are really more like bigger Lagunas and 406s.

So if AF should decide to make changes I'd like to see something very clean and more minimalistic than all that grandiose affair (which I link more to the British). Just my opinion  Smile
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 5:55 am


NOTHING!!!!

It's one of the mos godd looking c/s'.

It's important though that the planes are clean when they are painted almost only in white!
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:11 am

Go to http://www.airempire.8m.com ; click on "AirFrancePossibleLivery.JPG"
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:14 am

A little too much 70'sor 80's
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:27 am

The pegasus doesnt seem to fit into the tail colors. The pegasus in the letters is also confusing. Why not change the 'barcode' thing on the tail and use the same colors to create something more innovative?
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:44 am

Well because the "Code Barre" is nice and don't need to be taken off the livery.
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:46 am

Extend the bar code over the entire length of the fuselage.

I know that this will not happen, so do us all a favor: if you insist on having a boring white color scheme, at least have the decency to run the plane through the car wash from time to time.
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:55 am

I just took of the the pegase in the tail and on the tiltes.
I would look horrible with the Code Barre all the way down the nose !
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourschem

Wed Mar 07, 2001 9:11 am

Great job l'espace 180! I'd go with a thinner cheatline (or even make it more curvaceous like the old days) but it's a great facelift.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 10:35 am

ok I puted the curve at thre nose for the cheatline, like for "La Belle Caravelle" and the "Boeing B707 Intercontinental"...
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 11:22 am

Oh I forgot to mention, this time, go to "AirFrance22.jpg"
 
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RE: What Would You Change About The AF-colourscheme?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 11:37 am

Give Air France some color!

Since just about every airline in the the world has gone to that hideous white body and painted tail, Air France needs to re-establish it's own identity since they were the first to go for that look

I think that an off-white (French Vanilla) with green and burgundy cheat lines would be great!
A green & burgundy 'A F' in the tail or having the cheat lines expand and into the tail would be neat.  Smile
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