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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:52 am

RL777 wrote:
77west wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Sorry Air Canada. This does not evoke image of Canada in any shape or form to me.

Who uses black on aircraft these days?


Ummmm...


At least black means something special in that country


I know, I live here... in NZ.

The AC livery is interesting; but not well thought out...
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:03 am

77west wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Sorry Air Canada. This does not evoke image of Canada in any shape or form to me.

Who uses black on aircraft these days?


Ummmm...

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As a New Zealander I'm just lining up my laptop for a very solid kick.

To NZs credit, the black and white branding is STUPID, but they've done it well. If I was born five years ago, by the time I hit 20 I'd call it iconic.

Air Canada have lost a beautiful design - the only plus is they didn't shoot their own dicks off and ruin everything. I can see this working.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:38 am

Wow... I can't say that I love it and I dislike it. It doesn't look represent Canadian culture. I cannot see and feel like it's canadiana but I can feel like our modern style... Those colors look like you can see everyday and EVERYWHERE!! They match to the car design and white car and traffic light...

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Air Canada fin tail = red traffic light??
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Black in Air Canada's font looks a bit odd. I cannot figure out how it matches to the corporate logo and culture.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:47 am

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 logo is absolutely timeless, just like the Lufthansa and JAL cranes. I'm so pleased that Air Canada
recognises this, and incorporated it in all their liveries throughout the decades since it was introduced.

I have to agree with other posters on one point however. The Rondelle below the windows looks terrible! It looks out of place, and ruins the lines of the livery. I feel it would look much better up beside the titles.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:00 am

Nope, thumbs down.
Evoking the Canadian landscape? Lol. That's hilarious.
But I see a trace of the 'whale rider' BA World Tails in he use of he colours and the mascara cockpit windows.
The now-replaced colourscheme was so much better. Maybe just tweaking it with the old maple leaf logo would've been better. The new scheme has lost all of the uniqueness of the old.
And wasn't this livery supposed to be launched with the MAX? Why was it brought forward?
And just like Qantas with winged roo reappearing under the cockpit Windows, another airline follows JAL's lead in reclaiming superseded iconic logos.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:41 am

I like that new livery. It's simple and elegant. I love the "new" (not so new) logo and the dark tail, engines and belly with the grey fuselage instantly reminds me of Canadian Airlines.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:45 am

They should have used a very deep, dark green instead of just black and they should get rid of that silly mask and then it would look perfect.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 am

That livery is honestly, one of the worst I have seen. I honestly first saw it on Instagram on some aviation account and I thought the person had made that livery, not the actual airline. It is not creative, AT ALL. They just went to word, typed Air Canada, changed the font, then went to clip art on fit their old logo (the only good thing about this). I just wish there was more color, more creativity, and more effort put into a design that all your aircraft would be wearing.

Oh well, maybe they'll realize how ugly and terrible it is and give it a makeover after a year or so.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 am

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The CS series will look absolutely fantastic with this livery. I feel like it's a badass livery. I honestly did not like it at first. However, it looks slick, simple and with character, if that makes sense.


I'm a bit nervous that the C Series wasn't depicted in the fleet drawings.pdf !
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:30 am

Ideekay wrote:
Looks like a throwback the 1990 early 2000 era of airline liveries with that belly. Dont like it. The ice blue livery was timeless, this isnt going to be.


Funny, I see it the other way around: The current (old) livery is nice, but a bit outdated, whereas the new livery looks all classic and timeless to me.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:38 am

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I really suck at Paint, for a lack of better wording but this is how I would at least see it, if no chance to go back to the now-old livery...

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That would be much better... nice job... AC should take note of this rendering... much nicer...

I think the new livery will be a Marmite livery... either love it or hate it... sadly I'm in the later bracket for now...
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:49 am

It lacks the finesse of the toothpaste livery - textured leaf and tail, sparkly paint (at least I assume it is plain gloss white).

Is there a big cost difference between this new livery and the aqua one? The money factor was one aspect of the DL transition from the Deltaflot to the current blocky one, and this whole AC transition has the same feel to it.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:53 am

You know you've been reading a.net too long when the last livery change doesn't seem that long ago. 11 years already, wow. This looks a backward step to me, quite staid and dated, the frosted maple still seems fresh and contemporary. The lower belly color does seem to be "on point" these days though, I suppose what goes around comes around.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:57 am

C'mon BBD!
Put your PC's graphics card to use. I want to see how the mask looks on this.

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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:10 pm

I lost track of the discussion after the first page, have these tweaks been posted? https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/5t1ym2/i_took_it_upon_myself_to_improve_the_air_canada/

While I like the actual livery, these tweaks make it even better IMO :D
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:56 pm

CF-CPI wrote:
Is there a big cost difference between this new livery and the aqua one? The money factor was one aspect of the DL transition from the Deltaflot to the current blocky one, and this whole AC transition has the same feel to it.


I think there's a huge cost difference. As explained to me during a Boeing tour some years ago, every airplane gets a base coat, normally white. Every individual color on top of that adds a couple of days to the paint schedule to allow for masking and drying. A white aircraft with a single color is the easiest/cheapest to paint. A livery like AC's toothpaste/aqua one has at least four shades of blue/green plus red and black, which means extra coats over much of the fuselage and more days in paint (you are charged by the amount of time it takes to paint).

A two color livery with a white base is the easier to apply and lighter, thus saving money. The simplified color scheme is also better for branding in the age of apps and electronic applications. While bland and boring, I think there is an element of class and timelessness with the new livery.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:19 pm

FlyboyOz wrote:
Black in Air Canada's font looks a bit odd. I cannot figure out how it matches to the corporate logo and culture.

The original Air Canada titles were black from 60s through to late 70s. It's a call back, as is the black cockpit windows.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:15 pm

Ho-hum. Black to the future...
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:48 pm

Love the "Bandit" look, but as for the black and white??? Reminds me of two very Canadian things snow and black ice. Not the best for our National airline, feel more red would have been appropriate(maybe intentional as to not mesh with Rouge). More creativity on the would have been nice especially incorporating the logo in the front end of the aircraft. Like the black Nacelles. I will reserve final judgement until I see it in person.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:55 pm

Boeing778X wrote:
I guarantee half of you who are crying over this will end up liking it within a year.

I like it. It's a modern refresh with some great ideas, no doubt turning to ACs past and Canada itself for inspiration.

N415XJ wrote:
I think that this would be way, way better. Sort of like a refreshed 70s livery. I'm partial to the racoon eyes, so I kept them- I think they look much better when they're balanced out by the red elsewhere on the fuse. Excuse the low quality- this was just a quick edit.
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I like the red a tad better, believe it or not. The bandit mask and text color look a little out of place however. Perhaps a gunmetal/silver!



Wow, that rendering is stunning! I agree that red should have been the primary color of the livery, not black. Also the titles are fantastic, that's what I mentioned in my last post on this thread.

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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:00 pm

The beauty of the new livery is it can easily be modified over time. I dont think the old livery could have been easily modified.

The red cheatline above looks great. Adding it in the future would not require a massive change to the airline's branding.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm

Love it in red. Like what N415XJ did with it. Traditional solid branding. Would really stand out.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 pm

I think I would have stolen the Rouge livery and put it on the main fleet and stuck Rouge with this new scheme.
There are and were so many WAY better renderings posted on a thread here a while back that would have looked more attractive than this... Do I hate it, No.... Do i like it, well its different. All I know is the Toothpaste color is gone thank goodness!
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:12 pm

sxf24 wrote:
CF-CPI wrote:
Is there a big cost difference between this new livery and the aqua one? The money factor was one aspect of the DL transition from the Deltaflot to the current blocky one, and this whole AC transition has the same feel to it.


I think there's a huge cost difference. As explained to me during a Boeing tour some years ago, every airplane gets a base coat, normally white. Every individual color on top of that adds a couple of days to the paint schedule to allow for masking and drying. A white aircraft with a single color is the easiest/cheapest to paint. A livery like AC's toothpaste/aqua one has at least four shades of blue/green plus red and black, which means extra coats over much of the fuselage and more days in paint (you are charged by the amount of time it takes to paint).

A two color livery with a white base is the easier to apply and lighter, thus saving money. The simplified color scheme is also better for branding in the age of apps and electronic applications. While bland and boring, I think there is an element of class and timelessness with the new livery.


Thanks for the info. Similar comments were made about the NW pearl paint when they were folded into DL: that lustrous silver was the result of multiple paint layers (NW was always so chintzy, it surprises me that they were willing to spend the extra $$$). Back in 2008 I had hoped that DL would adopt a NW-like livery, with the widget replacing the compass. It would have been a great way to amalgamate both carrier designs, but the cost factored in with the Atlanta folks, apparently. Besides DL 'Citgo' had already appeared.

Comments have been made regarding black and Air Canada. Taste is taste, but the 1964 Rondelle + red stripe + black lettering and glare shield was IMHO the best of the AC red designs (1964-1994) by far. Neither of the followup liveries (all red or the double stripe) came close.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:13 pm

As someone who hated the toothpaste livery (especially that horrible tail graphic) anything is an improvement. I like it.

The bandit bit is a nice hat-tip to old TCA liveries. Just a shame AC doesn't have any shiny new A350s on order to put it on....
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:19 pm

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Have to admit the new design certainly has a darker theme - Red White and Black are the colors of the Imperial Galactic Empire in Star Wars.... :wink2:
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:51 pm

Does anybody know when the three birds with the new look will be flying in the AC schedule?
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:05 pm

All are flying today. The A321 from YUL flew to YYZ and then off to LAX this morning. the 787 is supposedly now operating AC408 to YUL and the YVR reveal airbus arrives at YYZ this afternoon.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:14 pm

I like it a lot if: they strategically determined that the previous blue/green/Mylanta color was not communicating what they wanted to be to the flier, and, if they determined that a tailored, simple professional branding would attract more premium business travelers. I must say I DO love the cat-eye mascara around the cockpit windows! I will try and get the back story from my friends in the industry. Usually a friend of mine has been working on AC's liveries for the better part of 20 years...I wonder if he is responsible for this new design.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:50 pm

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All are flying today. The A321 from YUL flew to YYZ and then off to LAX this morning. the 787 is supposedly now operating AC408 to YUL and the YVR reveal airbus arrives at YYZ this afternoon.


Tail 801 was definitely in YYZ this morning. Left for YUL at 11:00 this morning. In my opinion it looks better in person than in pictures.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:51 pm

Kind of neat how many carriers go back to a livery they had once before which is the case here, very similar to AC's 1990's livery. Delta went back to the triangle logo after shying away from it for about 10 years. TWA's 1980's double red stripes was similar to what they had in the 1950's. And today's Frontier brought back some similarities from the original Frontier with the arrow and the stylized "F".
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:08 pm

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In my opinion it looks better in person than in pictures.

That was my thought as well. The pictures of actual aircraft were all in hangars under artificial light. Throw it into sunlight and the effect was startling.

Contrary to what most think when looking at pictures and drawings, it is not black ... it is grey. Red is not a big part of Air Canada's corporate branding, and hasn't been for probably 20 years.

And in spite of the High School art project renderings people post on here, this paint scheme looks good from all angles. When I saw one parked at a gate this morning, I could see the desired effect. To me, it is understated, dignified and definitely not "in-your-face" like Rouge.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:23 pm

Great job AC. It does resemble the DL livery which I like. AC can manage the large titles, why can't DL. The bandit mask is a good look.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:24 pm

I like the new livery especially the traditional rondel on the tail fin. I would have preferred a blue colour instead of the black; blue is traditionally identified with Canada whereas black is identified with other countries such as New Zealand.

But overall an improvement over the current livery.

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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:32 pm

pa747sp wrote:
USAirALB wrote:
It says "our brand new livery evokes the natural beauty and striking landscapes of our great nation..."

That would be the tar sands?

Nice livery, but nothing to do with the above statement. In fact, if anything, the present (previous now?) livery looks more 'natural'



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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:38 pm

longhauler wrote:
m1m2 wrote:
In my opinion it looks better in person than in pictures.

That was my thought as well. The pictures of actual aircraft were all in hangars under artificial light. Throw it into sunlight and the effect was startling.

Contrary to what most think when looking at pictures and drawings, it is not black ... it is grey. Red is not a big part of Air Canada's corporate branding, and hasn't been for probably 20 years.

And in spite of the High School art project renderings people post on here, this paint scheme looks good from all angles. When I saw one parked at a gate this morning, I could see the desired effect. To me, it is understated, dignified and definitely not "in-your-face" like Rouge.




Page 10-12 of this AC doc clearly mention black tail, black belly, black titles and black engines

https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/a ... ide_en.pdf
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:49 pm

The new livery was actually designed by a Zürich-based firm called Winkreative, which was founded by a Canadian. They have an impressive portfolio, which can be seen here: http://www.winkreative.com/

Despite the many suggestions of a slapped-together job, a lot of thought went into the design, which is outlined here: https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/aircanada/portal/documents/PDF/media/livery/illustrative_guide_en.pdf#page=6

The company really wanted to bring the Rondelle back to centre stage. The idea behind the black typeface and design features on the livery was to highlight the red Rondelle 'pop.' I think it accomplishes this, and I like it. Despite not usually being a fan of a cockpit window mask, I think it too will grow on me.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:22 pm

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Usually a friend of mine has been working on AC's liveries for the better part of 20 years...I wonder if he is responsible for this new design.


I hope this isn't so. I'll give the tail a thumbs up, but the rest could be slapped together in 5 minutes on photoshop. How this evokes images of Canada, when the predominant accent colour is black is baffling. This new scheme has been completely stripped of any character, and is a poor homage to the 1965 original scheme. Simply put? It's the 1990's Eurowhite scheme with a few tweaks. Uninspiring, Boring, GENERIC...and a complete disappointment.

How would I sum it up? Well...pretty much like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78CqcbwFeBA
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:26 pm

I like it! Much better than current one with a nice retro twist. At least it's not hideous like Southwest's livery which is so bad that I refuse to fly with them. Well done Air Canada!
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:30 pm

toxtethogrady wrote:
Ho-hum. Black to the future...


Yeah but all the good parts of the past were left out.

Remember way back when, while there were fewer aircraft to spot, the liveries in this country were stunning. AC's red, CP's orange, Nordair's Blue (and their stunning blue, yellow/gold, polished metal final livery). I could go on and on. Now we'll have AC's bland & WS' bland. It's hard to believe Rouge will be among the best there is out there and not many airports in Canada get any Rouge at that. Actually First Air, Air North, Air Inuit, Air Creebec and Canadian North (notice a common thread here) are now some of Canada's best paint jobs.

rikkus67 wrote:
VC10er wrote:
Usually a friend of mine has been working on AC's liveries for the better part of 20 years...I wonder if he is responsible for this new design.


I hope this isn't so. I'll give the tail a thumbs up, but the rest could be slapped together in 5 minutes on photoshop. How this evokes images of Canada, when the predominant accent colour is black is baffling. This new scheme has been completely stripped of any character, and is a poor homage to the 1965 original scheme. Simply put? It's the 1990's Eurowhite scheme with a few tweaks. Uninspiring, Boring, GENERIC...and a complete disappointment.

How would I sum it up? Well...pretty much like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78CqcbwFeBA


If the fuselage took 5 minutes, the tail took 2 minutes. Slap the roundel/rondelle on the 1993 livery et voila! All the visual imagination of an engineer.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:34 pm

rikkus67 wrote:
yycdel wrote:
Should have kept red text
http://imgur.com/a/jecm2


Definite imporvement. Did you do this? Perhaps you could add a thin red cheatline above the black belly?


This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

TheLion wrote:
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TheLion wrote:
It's a Trumpian livery, perfectly suited to the demagogue aside for the the fact "his" fiefdom is further south.


It takes a special talent to bring asinine politics into a discussion about AC aircraft livery.

Congratulations on your ability to lower the level of discourse.

I think the new livery is marginally OK, but I much prefer the one it is replacing.


Unfortunately it is reflective of the times we live in. Darker, uncertain, corporatist, unfriendly, uninspiring and devoid of optimism. A livery that is as unreflective of Canada as you-know-who is of the decent people of this world.


That's your opinion. No need to gratuitously drag it into a thread about an airline livery.

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I'm ambivalent about it. I really like the current livery, but oh well.

One thing I noticed in the fleet drawings is that it breaks out the A320 and A321 but only lists the MAX 8 and no 9. I thought they said they ordered both? Possibly going MAX 8/321neo?


I think you're looking a little too deep here, there is no CSeries model there either, so I guess that means they cancelled it and ordered E2s!!


Thanks for the sarcasm. That aside, it was a simple observation. It might mean something, or it might mean they couldn't fit everything so chose only near-term models. Frankly, I'm surprised Keesje hadn't already jumped on my bandwagon.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:41 pm

PlanesNTrains wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
yycdel wrote:
Should have kept red text
http://imgur.com/a/jecm2


Definite imporvement. Did you do this? Perhaps you could add a thin red cheatline above the black belly?


This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it.

TheLion wrote:
BobPatterson wrote:

It takes a special talent to bring asinine politics into a discussion about AC aircraft livery.

Congratulations on your ability to lower the level of discourse.

I think the new livery is marginally OK, but I much prefer the one it is replacing.


Unfortunately it is reflective of the times we live in. Darker, uncertain, corporatist, unfriendly, uninspiring and devoid of optimism. A livery that is as unreflective of Canada as you-know-who is of the decent people of this world.


That's your opinion. No need to gratuitously drag it into a thread about an airline livery.

ikolkyo wrote:
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I'm ambivalent about it. I really like the current livery, but oh well.

One thing I noticed in the fleet drawings is that it breaks out the A320 and A321 but only lists the MAX 8 and no 9. I thought they said they ordered both? Possibly going MAX 8/321neo?


I think you're looking a little too deep here, there is no CSeries model there either, so I guess that means they cancelled it and ordered E2s!!


Thanks for the sarcasm. That aside, it was a simple observation. It might mean something, or it might mean they couldn't fit everything so chose only near-term models. Frankly, I'm surprised Keesje hadn't already jumped on my bandwagon.


I'm impressed he hasn't, his neo detector must be faulty.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:53 pm

It looks quite sharp and classy in natural lighting
I'm glad they went with a black belly and tail instead of dark green or blue like some suggestions in this thread


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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:54 pm

My first reaction is that I just saw a Delta plane by mistake and then looking at the nose makes me see paint work Airbus is doing on their new 350's and 330 NEO's

So far a fast survey of 10 people and unfortunately no one likes it including me...perhaps in time I will grow to like it...
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:02 pm

yycdel wrote:
It looks quite sharp and classy in natural lighting
I'm glad they went with a black belly and tail instead of dark green or blue like some suggestions in this thread



It really is stunning and sharp. Beauty.
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:17 pm

longhauler wrote:
m1m2 wrote:
In my opinion it looks better in person than in pictures.

That was my thought as well. The pictures of actual aircraft were all in hangars under artificial light. Throw it into sunlight and the effect was startling.

Contrary to what most think when looking at pictures and drawings, it is not black ... it is grey. Red is not a big part of Air Canada's corporate branding, and hasn't been for probably 20 years.

And in spite of the High School art project renderings people post on here, this paint scheme looks good from all angles. When I saw one parked at a gate this morning, I could see the desired effect. To me, it is understated, dignified and definitely not "in-your-face" like Rouge.


Do you prefer the old or new one?

I loved how the old livery sparkled if you looked at it close-up. Always wanted to stand and gawk at it on the jetway while boarding the plane, but didn't want to come across as a weirdo...
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:24 pm

Looks really nice. The red leaf on black looks pretty sharp.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:16 pm

I was surprised by the black, but I like it a lot more today than I did yesterday. A real change, but also casting back in time ....... 80th anniversary coming up.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:23 pm

I personally dont like BA Landor inspired looks, it only suited BA, however all the others were still professionally done with creatve tail designs, this tail sucks in its basic-ness, and done by kids styling.

The more I look at it, the more it seems unpleasent and un-Canadian, like I said in another post there is something menacing about it and it might have suited the carrier of some unfriendly state but not Canada.
 
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Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:30 pm

Quite boring. The old one was better.
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