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KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:55 pm

Remember this Photoshop from last year?
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Well, it's now a reality! Only a few things are different on the reality version.

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Head over to KLM's Facebook page to see the unveil.
https://www.facebook.com/KLM/



I think it looks awesome.


Thoughts?


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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:00 pm

Just like that mock up from a couple of years ago.
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:02 pm

I like it, even with our flag along the fuselage.
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:03 pm

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Even though I don't like the new KLM livery; this looks awesome!
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:16 pm

Looks awesome!

But why was this chosen? Can someone add some more context?
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:22 pm

Awesome...is this one off or new livery? I would not mind to see it on every plane. :)
 
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:23 pm

Such a cool livery! Could it be the Dutch soccer / football club?
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:26 pm

Love it! Never quite understood why Netherlands' national color is orange yet it's never been featured in the liveries on KLM or Transavia.
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:40 pm

God, that looks great. Paint them all that way.

Attantion all European airlines -- do something like this with your livery.
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Why NL has orange as a color:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_the_Silent

Dates back to "Wiliam from Orange"
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:48 pm

Very nice! As KL utilizes the 744 on the IAH route, it won't being making a showing here.
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:07 pm

I am Dutch, and know the color of our Royal family is orange (as in the name) the use of orange is usually limited to big international events like the Dutch football team participating.

Strangely, the team is NOT in the EK football championship, so why now?
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:10 pm

It's for the Olympics ;)
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:26 pm

That is a stunning livery :D

I agree with the 'paint them all that way' suggestion..might get expensive though :lol:
 
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:35 pm

Looks amazing! Hopefully it stays for a while
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:06 am

Absolutely stunning livery :) Great job KLM!
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:42 am

Looks phenomenal!
Now, to see a 744 in those colors...
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:32 am

At first I thought it was strange it transitions back to blue, but its a nice looking special livery.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:44 am

Looks great but I don't think I'll ever like the curve to the cheat line they introduced last year, just looks odd to me.

The Dutch flag would be a nice addition to the standard livery I think.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:01 am

Outstanding!!
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:15 am

I really like.

Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:22 am

Nice airplane to bring home the Dutch soccer squad as EURO2016 winners :lol:
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:34 am

I think it's ugly.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:02 am

vfw614 wrote:
Nice airplane to bring home the Dutch soccer squad as EURO2016 winners :lol:


That is below the belt :roll:
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:19 am

"Orange is the new blue" Interesting livery and interesting timing. Not sure if I like it. The original design, with the lion and the blue cheatline is much classier.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:54 am

I think it looks awesome. Very impressive.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:13 am

Here are some more pictures:

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Source: http://www.upinthesky.nl/2016/06/14/klm ... nje-boven/ and Twitter.

Testflight should be today above the Netherlands since this is the first -300ER reconfigured with the new Business- and Economy-class (all sorts of tests needed and a certification programme) and it hasn't flown since april 10th.

PS. This site really looks shitty IMHO. :roll:
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:44 am

That is one stunning looking aircraft, KLM has a beautiful ageless livery already, but this is a beautiful looking aircraft in this livery.
 
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:20 am

The reason for this appears te be the olympic games.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:54 am

Looks as if a TNT Airways 747-400ERF and a KLM 787-9 secretly mated and nine months later this bird emerged from the hangar.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:56 pm

I'm fine if the Orange is a one-off, but I really like the Lion in the middle fuselage in the photoshop. Really nice touch that can be replicated on all their aircraft.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:03 pm

Looks really good IMHO, specially the Red, White and Blue on the lower fuselage
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:10 pm

Looks stunning. Looks like an easyJet and KLM merger ! :)
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:27 pm

Probably one of the ugliest airplane liveries I've ever seen! KLM Royal Dutch Airlines found a way to make an extremely good looking airplane look ugly. :cry:
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:39 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
I think it's ugly.


Well, it is for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if I am not mistaken. For that purpose I think it is an original idea. But the rest of the fleet should remain blue as we know it. ;)
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:20 pm

FriscoHeavy wrote:
God, that looks great. Paint them all that way.

Attention all European airlines -- do something like this with your livery.


Beat me to it - Absolutely!

It's about as far as you can get from white...
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:48 pm

I think it'd look fine if it were all orange but the fade from orange to blue is brutal.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:04 pm

richcandy wrote:
I really like.

Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?


Good question. It's very old.
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As KLM is such an old airline, maybe it's as simple as 'the colour of the sky'.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:08 pm

I love the fade from orange to blue. They should pain all their aircraft with some combination of these colors. Stands out and still looks great.


Paging United and Delta --- Come up with a scheme similar to this!

On a side note, could you imagine a United livery that faded from a very pretty blue (up front) to black (rear), then have an updated/modernized white globe on a black tail. I'd probably wet myself it'd look so good.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:36 pm

Awesome. Hope they do more like this.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:38 pm

And for our global spotter community:

PH-BVA is on its first revenue service in its new livery on AMS-CTU:

http://www.flightradar24.com/KLM891/a08e170
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:42 pm

ptrjong wrote:
richcandy wrote:
I really like.

Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?


Good question. It's very old.
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As KLM is such an old airline, maybe it's as simple as 'the colour of the sky'.


That could be it, but I think it's also supposed to be a reference to the iconic Dutch "Delft Blue".

I love it as a one-off, though I'm glad they stick to just one color for the rest of their fleet : ) That Dutch Flag cheatline is fabulous, though; I wouldn't mind seeing how that looks on the blue planes as well.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:44 pm

EPA001 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
I think it's ugly.


Well, it is for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if I am not mistaken. For that purpose I think it is an original idea. But the rest of the fleet should remain blue as we know it. ;)


I send a tweet to KLM today and they said this orange livery will remain for as long as possible, at least two years. I hope to see this bird before it's gone, it's very beautiful and unique!!!

Cheers,

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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:50 pm

As the kids say - "Kickin'!" I just say - "Sharp!" Well done KLM.
 
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Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:50 pm

can they make that orange+blue as their permanent livery ? sure looks 300% hotter than the regular blue they've had for decades.

Those 2 are excellent colors to compliment each other (reminds me of AT&T merger with Cingular)
 
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:22 am

So as far as I can tell "Orange Pride" no one has a definitive reason to what its about? Why did they do it. Not, Oh its a national color with a maybe connotation. or It could be due to a football team. How about a real answer? WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF THIS LIVERY? Did KLM say anything?
 
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:33 am

Finally found the reasoafter 12 articles exposing the rollout and his good it looks. 1 of them finally said why!


KLM last year asked a question to its Twitter followers:

“Should we colour orange next year on King’s Day? #OrangeExperience”


Well, it seemed the public have spoken – and with 30,000 likes and 2,500 positive, KLM revealed and rolled out a Boeing 777-300ER – painted in Orange, combining it with the national colours of the Nederlands and traditional KLM Blue.

When the airline introduces it at an event, for gods sake tell the public what they said as a resin for it. Don't guess!
 
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:45 am

jns13 wrote:
ptrjong wrote:
richcandy wrote:
I really like.

Do we know where the KLM blue colour came from, its not the same blue as on the Dutch flag?


Good question. It's very old.
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As KLM is such an old airline, maybe it's as simple as 'the colour of the sky'.


That could be it, but I think it's also supposed to be a reference to the iconic Dutch "Delft Blue".

I love it as a one-off, though I'm glad they stick to just one color for the rest of their fleet : ) That Dutch Flag cheatline is fabulous, though; I wouldn't mind seeing how that looks on the blue planes as well.


I don't believe for a second that anyone in 1920 thought about painting an aeroplane like a Delft Blue pot. If it's not the sky colour, then I bet that Tony Fokker or Albert Plesman had a barrel of blue paint left...

I agree with you on the orange bird, the cheatline is nice... Both EasyJet and the House of Orange, who paint their buses blue, know that orange tends to be cheapish.
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Re: KLM unveils 'Orange Pride' Livery on 777-300ER

Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:47 am

A388 wrote:
EPA001 wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:
I think it's ugly.


Well, it is for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro if I am not mistaken. For that purpose I think it is an original idea. But the rest of the fleet should remain blue as we know it. ;)


I send a tweet to KLM today and they said this orange livery will remain for as long as possible, at least two years. I hope to see this bird before it's gone, it's very beautiful and unique!!!

Cheers,

A388


I was expecting that. You don't repaint an aircraft again so soon after the Olympics. That would be costly. And this for sure makes for a looker, especially it is only 1 aircraft of the whole fleet.

With a bit of luck we can use it to fly to Russia for the WC-2018...... ;)
 
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Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:51 am

rbavfan wrote:
Finally found the reasoafter 12 articles exposing the rollout and his good it looks. 1 of them finally said why!


KLM last year asked a question to its Twitter followers:

“Should we colour orange next year on King’s Day? #OrangeExperience”


Well, it seemed the public have spoken – and with 30,000 likes and 2,500 positive, KLM revealed and rolled out a Boeing 777-300ER – painted in Orange, combining it with the national colours of the Nederlands and traditional KLM Blue.

When the airline introduces it at an event, for gods sake tell the public what they said as a resin for it. Don't guess!


King's Day was in April, so that's hardly the ultimate answer. I guess this was timed for Euro 2016, and proceeded with to fly the Dutch Olympic team to Rio.
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