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by b4thefall
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96432

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Are EI just teasing us with this new logo. Watch this then. http://aerlingus.newsweaver.com/News/17sl05mm9c2asjztbr4c03?email=true&a=5&p=2085397&t=2384551&autoPlay=VIMEO-311176915 Part of me secretly hopes that they roll out the outline swirly shamrock that is *heavily* featured and...

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by b4thefall
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96432

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I was fearing worse, but it's not too bad. It's just so incredibly bland and inoffensive. Wether you loved or loathed the green tops, at least they stood out. This livery will just blend into the sea of other bland aircraft. Also, it's a carbon copy of Air Transat (different colour palette aside ), ...

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by b4thefall
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96432

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

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?

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by b4thefall
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations
Replies: 37
Views: 13214

Re: Airbus A321LR current and future airline seat configurations

That toilet/galley configuration on the EI 321 LR is going to be an absolute nightmare. There is no way crew will be able to set up service for 165 odd pax in that tiny space with pax queueing up for the loo blocking everything at the same time. Not going to work on a long haul flight. I’m honestly...

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by b4thefall
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6966

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

As someone else touched on above, slimline seating has been a blessing for those of us who have occasion to fly on the euro LCCs or charter carriers who have always installed high density cabins. I have flown many flights on EasyJet and Jet2 on their max capacity a319/20s and 733/8s. They feel like ...

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by b4thefall
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS
Replies: 30
Views: 9328

Re: Frontier A320 Loses #2 Engine Cowling Departing LAS

That must have caused a significant amount of drag. Normally in these kind of incidents, only the flimsy forward cowlings come loose and separate. It must have caused quite a fright for the passengers!

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by b4thefall
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways 1996 ver
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Laker Airways 1996 ver

There was a behind the scenes documentary following Sir Freddie during the start up https://youtu.be/QVmf852LQ78 His product was not too far from what TUI and Thomas Cook offer today, ahead of its time in many ways. However they had a lot of problems with the DC10 fleet so a lot of wet leased aircr...

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by b4thefall
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways 1996 ver
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

Re: Laker Airways 1996 ver

There was a behind the scenes documentary following Sir Freddie during the start up https://youtu.be/QVmf852LQ78 His product was not too far from what TUI and Thomas Cook offer today, ahead of its time in many ways. However they had a lot of problems with the DC10 fleet so a lot of wet leased aircr...

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by b4thefall
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96432

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Today at the airline passenger experience expo in Boston, the Aer Lingus CEO announced that there will be a branding refresh with the delivery of their first A321LR in January. "The Green and the Shamrock will stay put" -Jason Rabinowitz https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/10442260221...

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by b4thefall
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airline's A321NEO 4 overwing exits and only 4 doors?
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Re: Turkish Airline's A321NEO 4 overwing exits and only 4 doors?

It's also worth noting that the 321neo over wing exits are slightly taller than the 320s. They are 737 style 'flip-up' exits, which are much simpler to operate and allow faster egress during an evacuation.

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by b4thefall
Thu May 10, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 441
Views: 134482

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Stunning looking! The big engines make the entire aircraft look larger to me.

Any pics of the cabin yet? I'm interested to see how the new Airspace cabin looks in reality, rather than mock-ups.

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by b4thefall
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 30485

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

From a passenger perspective, I think it's "OK". I am getting used to the Premium Select cutting in between Delta ONE and regular coach; but that's really irrelevant of the A350. One thing that I think FA's will agree with is crossover sections. In the economy cabin, you can only cross ai...

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by b4thefall
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 9493

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I flew a couple of UK- Orlando round trips on 2-4-2 767s belonging to Airtours International. The lack of legroom bothered me more than the seat width. In the days before the modern slim seats, the British charter airlines and their max density aircraft were truly cramped! The seats were quite thick...

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by b4thefall
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 16819

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Is it just me, or do the overwing exits look noticeably 'taller' than the ones installed on other a32x aircraft? Yes they are. I believe they may open upwards like the over wing exits on the 737 and CSeries, if so a very welcome change and one that they should put on the A320 and A319 as well. I co...

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by b4thefall
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 16819

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Is it just me, or do the overwing exits look noticeably 'taller' than the ones installed on other a32x aircraft?

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by b4thefall
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 23865

Re: British Airways and the 767

I've always wondered why the BA 767 fleet had the full 8 door arrangement used by the 8 abreast charter airlines, when BA had a comparatively low density 7 abreast seating arrangement. Does anybody know the answer?

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by b4thefall
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 19573

Re: French Blue to change its name

Off-topic but I couldn't resist...the Japanese one is a 727-100 with a rear fuselage door added? High density configuration?[/quote] This aircraft was going to be operated by Dan Air, who installed 153 seats. The UK CAA insisted that they installed the additional pair of exits at the rear to accommo...

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by b4thefall
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 5976

Re: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!

I flew on Jet2 for the first time earlier this year and I was equally impressed. You know what, I keep getting the same feedback all over. I think Jet2 are really onto something here - no wonder they are able to expand the way they are doing at the moment! Another thing I forgot to mention is the f...

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by b4thefall
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!
Replies: 9
Views: 5976

Re: Jet2 EDI-VIE on 31 year-old 737 - Really pleasant surprise!

I flew on Jet2 for the first time earlier this year and I was equally impressed. I also flew on an old 733, but it was kept in excellent condition. The seats, while cheap looking, provide excellent legroom (much better than EasyJet in my experience) despite the fact that the 733 aircraft are fitted ...

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by b4thefall
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 10226

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

I once flew on the last outbound flight of the season from DUB - PMI on a Monarch A300. There were no more than about 30-40 passengers on board. Very nice flight, although, I wouldn't have fancied spending any longer on the plane, despite the light load. The seating was very cramped, and 2 of the ol...

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by b4thefall
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 216487

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Hope they can bring a wavy line between white & grey, same style as KLM or UA B787. Different strokes for different folks my friend. Personally, I think the 'random wavy line' craze is awful. I think KLM have made, what was a fantastic refresh of an iconic livery, look cheap by adding the wave/...

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by b4thefall
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7996

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

Does anyone have any photos of the 350 style cabin on the 320/321Neo? Always good to see a little bit more flair and design going into narrow bodies I don't know if any airlines have installed the 350 style cabin on the neo, but just google 'Delta A321 cabin' and you can see what it looks like on t...

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by b4thefall
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7996

Re: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family

http://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/airbus- ... pace-a320/
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For anyone interested, here is an article with more pictures and a video inside the mock-up.

http://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/airbus- ... pace-a320/

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by b4thefall
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"
Replies: 88
Views: 9848

Re: Next in line with the "hip" airlines trend.. "Swoop"

Oh yeah the other differential to WS mainline on swoop with be 189Y in the 738 vs. WS' 168. They'll probably be able to maintain the same seat pitch by gone with slimlines on swoop. WestJet mainline already has slimline seats with very generous leg room. Bye bye leg room. Depending on the seats the...

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by b4thefall
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7996

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

I'm not impressed either. It feels like a step back from the A350 style cabin that Delta has on their 321 fleet. From the APEX story: "There were slick space jackets and big smiles on show as Airbus and JetBlue announced the airline will be the launch customer for Airbus’ A320 Airspace cabin, ...

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by b4thefall
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to launch Airspace cabin for A320 family
Replies: 36
Views: 7996

Re: Jetblue to be launch customer for Airbus A320 AirSpace Cabin

I'm not impressed either. It feels like a step back from the A350 style cabin that Delta has on their 321 fleet. I had thought that cabin was going to become standard on the 320neo, but I was apparently wrong! Visually, I don't like the fact that the bins are now even more boxy and angular. I feel t...

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by b4thefall
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 8031

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

I really enjoyed viewing these concepts. Thanks for the post. I like #1 and #2 best, though concept #1 reminds me of Canadian Pacific's final livery before becoming Canadian Airlines International. The concepts that attempted to incorporate the original widget logo were, in my opinion, quite hideou...

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by b4thefall
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4405

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

My only tri-jet flights have all been on the 1011. The first was in 1989 from Belfast- Montreal (unscheduled refuelling stop) - Toronto. This was on Air Canada, presumably on one of their short range TriStars, considering we had to make that unscheduled stop? I can still remember sitting on the tarm...

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by b4thefall
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 13044

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

My only BA long haul experience was a LGW-MCO-LGW trip. It wasn't bad, but it was nothing more than thoroughly mediocre. I can vouch for the fact that the cabin crew completely disappeared for the majority of the flight. I have however flown them quite a few times on short haul flights. Since they '...

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by b4thefall
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold
Replies: 11
Views: 2293

Re: Jet2 introduced a fee to ‘guarantee’ that cabin baggage does not go the hold

It's worth mentioning that if you are on a package deal with Jet2holidays, you still get a free hold bag up to 22kg, which is very generous in my opinion. As far as I am aware, the vast majority of Jet2 passengers are on packages, so this fee shouldn't effect them. Only a few weeks ago I flew from t...

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by b4thefall
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of flaps for takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 6680

Re: Use of flaps for takeoff

It's also worth noting that some aircraft are capable of 'flapless' takeoffs under certain conditions. Personally, I've experienced them on A300 & F100. The first time ( A300 ) i was quite alarmed, as I had read about the NW crash in Detroit. I lived to tell the tale however lol. I didn't have t...

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by b4thefall
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin
Replies: 27
Views: 10709

Re: Airbus launches A320 Airspace cabin

I'm puzzled by this. I thought the (very nice) cabin that Delta has on their A321s was due to become the new standard Airbus narrowbody cabin? It's great for taller guys like me, as it greatly increased head room while in the aisle and seated, and (I feel)also made the window seats feel more spaciou...

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by b4thefall
Fri May 05, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89779

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

To me, it's interesting how the rondelle looks less out of place on the CRJ900, with the EXPRESS title next to it. I agree! That's the first thing I thought when I saw the picture of the CRJ900. On the mainline aircraft however, the location of the rondelle really bugs me. I almost want to reach in...

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by b4thefall
Thu May 04, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 11213

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

I wonder why more airlines don't use excess space in the cargo hold in a similar fashion a la the 1st gen widebodies (DC-10/L-1011)? I can only think of Pacific Southwest airlines that had them on the L-1011. There were other proposals. But I don't recall any making it into service. i had a safety ...

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by b4thefall
Thu May 04, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?
Replies: 32
Views: 11213

Re: LH A346: Why does D-AIHN have a downstairs lavatory?

Does anyone remember the British leisure airline mytravel, I believe they formed from Airtours a division offfff.... I think going places travel agency... (correct me if I'm wrong) Anyway I got a cheap flight from LGW to YYZ in , I think, 2003 ... They flew A333's with a downstairs lav area set up,...

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by b4thefall
Tue May 02, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 37058

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

I like it overall, but I must say, i think they could have done without the grey/silver flowers on the fuselage. It makes it look 'messy' imho. Also, I suspect that in the wrong lighting conditions,or from a distance, it will just look like one of the painters accidentally dropped a few buckets of g...

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by b4thefall
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet
Replies: 44
Views: 7162

Re: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet

Even with hush-kits, the 1-11's sounded like rockets! The whole airport was aware when a 1-11 took off. My one and only flight on a 1-11 was in March 1999, from FCO - DUB on board a British World Airlines machine. It was a sub for an Aer Lingus 737, and I couldn't believe my luck when it turned up a...

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by b4thefall
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws
Replies: 66
Views: 13718

Re: Cathay to begin 3-4-3 on 773s and 77Ws

So you think that CX's interest in converting the cross seat section of its regional B777s from 9 to 10 is unprecedentedly scandalous? Did you know that CX actually did just that with its much narrower Lockheed Tristars? More on Cathay Pacific Tristars: http://www.chingchic.com/cathay-pacific-airwa...

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by b4thefall
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"
Replies: 109
Views: 22484

Re: "British Airways 'turning into Ryanair' as first class passengers are the latest to lose perks"

I can only agree with what others have said about the cuts across the board (in my case, Y class). I don't fly often enough to achieve or maintain status on any airline, but in the past, I was always happy to pay extra to fly BA within Europe. Better legroom, free snacks (even hot meals depending on...

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by b4thefall
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543201

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

I hope other A350 carriers don't getting any evil-high-density ideas looking at the photos of Air Caraibes' Y configurations! Just look how narrow those seats look compared to the Airbus employee wearing the yellow vest? French Blue will put 411 Seats in there A350. It will be interesting to see wh...

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by b4thefall
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1543201

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Has there been any more info on the 3-4-3 configured A350 for Air Caraibes? Im eagerly awaiting actual pictures instead of computer mock-ups. Incidentally, I think the Air Caraibes A350 looks absolutely stunning!

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by b4thefall
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300/A310 9-abreast operators
Replies: 38
Views: 4589

Re: A300/A310 9-abreast operators

I came across this video from 1988 of an HF A310-200 that has a 9-abreast layout. Where in that video do you see 9 abreast? I see a 3-3-2 layout. That's 8 abreast. I think you might be right. That's quiet an odd layout. The pairs of seats you are seeing are in the rear of the cabin (where it narrow...

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by b4thefall
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89779

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

They should center the roundel on the tail. Looks way too low 4219117 I think if they raised the rondelle on the tail, it would be too small. I think it looks better on the A321, and I suspect that it will look better on all aircraft that don't have tail fins as tall and skinny towards the top. Wou...

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by b4thefall
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89779

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I think I kind of like it. I love the fact that they have kept the Rondelle. Not only have they kept it, but they have restored it to its rightful location. I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief that they have kept the full logo, and not reduced it to some 'negative space' horror. IMHO the Air Canada ...

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