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by NickWebb
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 8004

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

Aertirrena in Italy had the Yak 40 and Imperial in Perú had the TU-134, more recent times Oriental de Aviación (Venezuela) operated some Yak 40s

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by NickWebb
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3735

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

United's battleship grey was very expensive and complex to mask and paint, as was the last Varig...

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by NickWebb
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 50993

Re: KLM considers A321 order

:cloudnine: https://i.imgur.com/S1ohKW5.png It is a KL's A321ceo illustration. What we expect is a A321neo order from KLM. Anyway, it looks nice :bigthumbsup: I never understood the change to that slightly curved line on the KLM livery, it makes the planes look like they are 'snarling' when viewed ...

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by NickWebb
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4515

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

I know it has also been to CMH. . . . and CVG. In fact, I remember that the Concorde was to fly over the house of a friend of mine while it (the plane, not the house!) was on final into CVG. He was working in his basement. His wife set their scanner to all of CVG's approach frequencies. She let him...

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by NickWebb
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296670

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I'm thinking the engine failure thing is just to divert attention. I'm not great with numbers but the chances of a plane taking off and crashing just the same time as missiles being fired must be a pretty tiny number. Of all the planes in all of the places on earth with 24 hours in a day, it just s...

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by NickWebb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143283

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Antarius wrote:
I really like it. The red half engines looked like a hasty MX job with borrowed parts.

Modern yet unique and classy


Agree totally!

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by NickWebb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143283

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

And the SAS logo on the fuselage is perfect in colures (not screaming SAS).... there are more not so tasteful examples out there... Um, your brand identification standing out boldly is what most advertisers SEEK. If that was true. LH wound't ditch the yellow. The tail is the most visible part . And...

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by NickWebb
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143283

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

A350fan wrote:
Question : Is it true that if you work in the airline branding business your sense of creativity and imagination is immediately amputated and replaced by the ability to blow huge amounts of hot air ?
Another scheme filed under “whatever”.


A purile comment.

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by NickWebb
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143283

Re: SAS new livery?

Almost certainly larger Billboard titles (probably in silver or white but don't bet on any gradients like the 70th scheme. Also Blue engines!

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by NickWebb
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21317

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

24 years between my first and last A310 flights!! Lufthansa then Royal Jordanian!

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by NickWebb
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 12041

Re: New Russian SST

If the Russians can't build and support the SuperJet, then how can they build another SST??

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by NickWebb
Thu May 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela
Replies: 24
Views: 4651

Re: U.S. Suspends Flights to Venezuela

In 1983 there would be Viasa DC10s, Pan Am 747s and Eastern TriStars, all flying daily to the US.

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by NickWebb
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 149281

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

They are going to announce a 'Retro Jet' !!!!!

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by NickWebb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

A 787 painted on the BOAC Comet style livery. The 787's round nose would look smashing and reminiscent of the Comet's own round nose. This is about as close as you'll get to that: https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6379/ypuH0X.png Fantastic!, Now that, the Red Square (BEA), the BOAC 747, and Ne...

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by NickWebb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
I was busy last night drawing new decals for the modelling world!!


Could you do some at 1:500 ?


Yes I could do that scale too!

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by NickWebb
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

10/10 for BA! this retro scheme is lovely and maintains the spirit of the BOAC scheme with or without a silver/grey belly - it doesn't matter the tail, stripes and above all BOAC is all that matters. I was busy last night drawing new decals for the modelling world!!

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by NickWebb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

So many versions of a livery only carried on 13 aircraft over 3 years! G-BYGC has also been given the last 3 above the flightdeck but not atop the fin. Btw I asked this a while back, is there a single photo anywhere of the last BOAC 747 G-AWNM, with BOAC titles rather than negus “British airways” t...

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by NickWebb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

BOAC 747s were never grey on the underside, they were bare metal, only the wing root fairings were grey. Wha...? That photo from 1973 in my post clearly shows a grey-painted underside! I think as Skipness is correct that some 747-136s were delivered with polished undersides, but they were later pai...

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by NickWebb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Should the bottom half be polished metal or not ? Similar thing with the Lufthansa retro 748i... No. BA are recreating the final 1970-1974 BOAC livery, ie the livery worn by 747s. It was grey, not polished. 0815605 The first ones had bare metal undersides. Not sure about the white rectangle above t...

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by NickWebb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Should the bottom half be polished metal or not ? Similar thing with the Lufthansa retro 748i... No. BA are recreating the final 1970-1974 BOAC livery, ie the livery worn by 747s. It was grey, not polished. 0815605 BOAC 747s were never grey on the underside, they were bare metal, only the wing root...

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23363

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

I think that the current livery is fine, but there are quite a few concept liveries floating about online - thoughts? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a6/db/b3/a6dbb319953fc02f4e88c092db7d5d22.jpg https://pre00.deviantart.net/19a8/th/pre/f/2009/042/7/c/2009_singapore_airlines_b777_by_galen82.jpg http...

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141404

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

steveinbc wrote:
It would be great to paint the four main companies that formed British Airways: British Overseas Airways Corporation, British European , Cambrian and Northeast


[threeid]BOAC A380.pngCA144-052 BA Retro BEA A319.pngCA144 Cambrian Noretheast[/threeid]

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by NickWebb
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I really hope they don't go eurowhite like every other airline. https://i.imgur.com/qcSNpLs.jpg Don't criticize my photoshop, I put about 2 minutes of effort into this :thumbsup: LOL “I put about 2 minutes of effort in,” this guy says, and he just about nails exactly what Aer Lingus went with. Mone...

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

ClassicLover wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
Quite right although the green is decidedly blue green!


It's officially teal.


Ah yes, like the old TEAL/Air New Zealand colour - nice!

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I actually hate it even more on the real thing! it looks cheap, the title font and shamrock on the front fuselage looks really tacky, the new stylised shamrock looks like its from a child's cartoon... it looks like it was designed by a millennial with ADD who ran out of their Ritalin. and that dire...

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I quite like some of the rejected ideas. https://i.imgur.com/PAlfPfqm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/a7pUIYpm.jpg On the MacBook screen... right column of three designs... the bottom one with the shamrock on the fuselage... clearer view at approximately 00:34 in the video... looks really good... and... or...

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

So they wanted to get away from green to break the notion that Aer Lingus was just for flying to Ireland. But didn't want lots of coloured paint on the aeroplane because that apparently says 'low cost'. And that was the result. That doesn't say low-cost, that says ULCC or seasonal-charter. Blue, se...

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

liffy1a wrote:
The current Aer Lingus livery aged very well, I think it's one of the best around. The new one though is awful, it looks like a cheap paint job they would do on a temporary summer lease.


Aged very well?? all their planes look ancient and tatty, now the new brand looks elegant and modern...

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by NickWebb
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

There are only so many options available for a Eurowhite base and a tail-only design. Then do something else...? Eurowhite is not an ICAO regulation. Easyjet had the balls to do something slightly different despite remaining primarily white and it paid-off, it's quick to ID one of their aircraft he...

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by NickWebb
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I'd love for it to be the livery now.... just to come back to this message and call out a spoofer! Yes it is the new livery but I saw drawings of an A321... I’m calling you Nick The Lip from now on, nothing but BS from you. You are really very rude, this is supposed to be a leisure activity site.

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by NickWebb
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

RRTrent wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:

Well, is this what you saw?

No!


I'd love for it to be the livery now.... just to come back to this message and call out a spoofer!


Yes it is the new livery but I saw drawings of an A321...

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

eicvd wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
CarbonFibre wrote:

Well, is this what you saw?

No!

Is what you saw better or worse then? I hope to god it’s better!

Not much!!

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

CarbonFibre wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
Oh yes I have!


Well, is this what you saw?

No!

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

F27500 wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
F27500 wrote:

He;s full of it. He hasn't seen anything.


Oh yes I have!



We do not believe you.


You don't have to believe me and I'm not asking you to, but you won't like the result all the same!

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by NickWebb
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

F27500 wrote:
LTenEleven wrote:
NickWebb wrote:

Not really my place to disclose before the announcement but, there's not much green!


Probably also not your place to share that you've seen it or that there's not much green, but that didn't stop you.


He;s full of it. He hasn't seen anything.


Oh yes I have!

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by NickWebb
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

sixtyseven wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
tonystan wrote:
Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white!


Dream on, I've seen it already!!



Ahh the ole “I’ve seen it, but can’t talk about it” line.

Blarney.


Not Blarney I have seen the drawings so you can Blarney on...

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I suppose as Iberia has a livery which could be applied to the rest of the group, if IAG wanted to they could align the livery whilst retaining the individual brands (and possibly revisiting flavours of old favourites....). Very crude ideas below. Although not part of the group, Finnair looks very ...

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The brand refresh is more than a livery, but the entire look and feel alongside how the airline communicates to its customers in every location, from booking to bag tag. The EI livery looks great on the aircraft, but the brand, logo and font struggles with web and screen application where it looks ...

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

b4thefall wrote:
NickWebb wrote:
tonystan wrote:
Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white!


Dream on, I've seen it already!!



Can you give us any further info?


Not really my place to disclose before the announcement but, there's not much green!

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by NickWebb
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96506

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

tonystan wrote:
Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white!


Dream on, I've seen it already!!

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by NickWebb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33467

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by NickWebb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33467

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by NickWebb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33467

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Dreadfully uninspired. LH is better than this. Simplicity can be interpreted as smart, professional, sleek, but the line between those and boring is extremely fine. LH truly missed the mark on this revision IMHO. #snoozefest Do you spend that much time looking at an airliner livery that you get bor...

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by NickWebb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33467

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyo...

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by NickWebb
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33467

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

It looks very classy, great job Lufthansa, great new look overall. Within the constraints of cost v effectiveness a brilliantly simple solution.

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by NickWebb
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7625

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

Check out the middle DC-9 in this shot of some of Texas International's fleet (I can't quite make out the reg - maybe N1308T?). The stripes in the livery continue across the cockpit window frames where the other 2 just have silver ones like we typically see. Sorry bud... couldn't see it... HELP :il...

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by NickWebb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 39
Views: 7359

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

I flew KLM, Air France and Royal Jordanian A310s, the RJ was falling to bits inside! (2003)

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by NickWebb
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6396

Re: Punchiest airliners

The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!

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by NickWebb
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 6396

Re: Punchiest airliners

The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!

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