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Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:05 pm

I have a thing for prototype aircraft. They always look smart in their creator's house liveries!

Boeing is truly the exceptional example! Each of their current commercial aircraft families sport a different color!

737 MAX 7/8/9/10 - Teal

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747-8i - Orange

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787-8/-9/-10 - Blue

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So what color could be next? At Paris, a teaser showing a '797' sketch is seen in the lineup, sporting a Steel Grey livery?

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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:21 pm

Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean
 
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Green?
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:23 pm

purple
 
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:24 pm

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Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean

I always thought it was because it rolled out on/around Valentine's Day.
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:30 pm

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Green?


I've thought of it. It's needs to be the right shade though, like a Metallic Lime Green.
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:33 pm

PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


If Sunrise Orange was such a Chinese-friendly color, you'd think Boeing would have used it on all their planes as the standard house livery. :scratchchin:
 
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Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:44 pm

Stitch wrote:
PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


If Sunrise Orange was such a Chinese-friendly color, you'd think Boeing would have used it on all their planes as the standard house livery. :scratchchin:


I hope the intent was not 'red head stepchild' of the Boeing fleet
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:26 am

PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


Which 747 are you talking about?
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:30 am

The 777X may not necessarily end up in red, remember the original 747-8 renders all sported the 787 blue livery and was only unveiled in orange shortly before 748I rollout.
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:10 am

RL777 wrote:
The 777X may not necessarily end up in red, remember the original 747-8 renders all sported the 787 blue livery and was only unveiled in orange shortly before 748I rollout.


I'm pretty sure it will, I remember a post on Randy's blog that talked about the Burgundy color of the aircraft being selected.
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:33 am

Chocolate-Yellow like the Dash-80.

Come to think of it, why does the Boeing livery change with every new plane?
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:44 am

Black?
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:18 am

RL777 wrote:
The 777X may not necessarily end up in red, remember the original 747-8 renders all sported the 787 blue livery and was only unveiled in orange shortly before 748I rollout.


Not just the renders, Boeing has a beautiful giant 777-9X model occupying a place of pride in the center of Future of Flight Museum at the Boeing Factory in Everett, also painted in the same dark red livery. This makes me believe they will actually launch the first plane in that livery too... they seem committed.
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:36 am

Boeing778X wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Green?


I've thought of it. It's needs to be the right shade though, like a Metallic Lime Green.


I think a darker, earthy forest green would look nice. Perhaps to highlight the environmentally friendly advances in efficiency the new aircraft would undoubtedly feature.

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Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:38 am

Would gold or yellow be nice?
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:00 am

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Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean



The blue is old hat. It has been on so many planes, even customer planes. The sunrise colour scheme was a great change.

The best colour scheme is the simple white with the blue stripe down the side as worn by a number of recent new Boeing planes. It is simple, and it won't offend anyone by apparently pandering to China, Middle East, Europe, or anywhere else.

I think the dark green would also look good, especially if it were a metallic dark green. I could give it a go, I painted a B747-8 in MS Flight Sim X with the Sunrise colour scheme, I could easily do a dark green.
 
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:43 am

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Would gold or yellow be nice?


From an artistic POV these two colours would usually work better as accents and not as the main colour.
Yellow is even harder since bright yellow would be incredibly eye-burning (see Spirit's A320), but darker yellow would look rather drab and lacks the "depth" that dark blue, teal and red have.
I would imagine gold would be rather... Superfluous looking :P

I think a very dark blue or grey tinted green would look quite nice.
 
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:35 am

77H wrote:
Boeing778X wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Green?


I've thought of it. It's needs to be the right shade though, like a Metallic Lime Green.


I think a darker, earthy forest green would look nice. Perhaps to highlight the environmentally friendly advances in efficiency the new aircraft would undoubtedly feature.

77H

That's what had in mind also. Like the dark green EVA has in their new livery.
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:59 am

Hey guys,
Yes I see the symbolism in an environmentally sensitive green to reflect the environmental 'sensitivities' of the 797 ... but it must be the right shade of green!
Metallic steel grey would also look awesome I predict ... and dare I say 'environmental' as well, reflecting the local weather in the area (most) Boeings are built lol...
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:08 pm

I'd like to see a Bronze / Expresso look...
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:15 pm

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777-8/-9 - Red



It remains to be seen what color the 777X test fleet will sport. The original concept was teal, and later on changed to red, although I doubt this livery is set in stone.

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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:22 pm

Silver/gray/black and shades of green are all they have left. Yellow won't work, pink and purple are not suitable, gold would evoke the wrong imagery and have a psychological impact.
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:27 pm

I'm down for green. Moving from SEA to PHX, I'm having green withdrawals. However, the red would be nice as well.
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:59 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
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777-8/-9 - Red



It remains to be seen what color the 777X test fleet will sport. The original concept was teal, and later on changed to red, although I doubt this livery is set in stone.

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The teal hasn't appeared on a 777X rendering since before Dubai 2013, and the 777X has appeared in red ever since.

So while it may not be "set in stone", seeing the 777X in red is pretty likely at this point.
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:27 am

PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


Depends if they are comparing similarities between South or North Korea. If North, they might have a point. Dangerous to mock Indiana Jones. You’re meddling with powers you can’t possibly comprehend.

Back to the point at hand, I though the Sunrise scheme looked great on the lump.
 
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Back to the point at hand, I though the Sunrise scheme looked great on the lump.


Hey mate,
I agree completely with you. That colourscheme was awesome and the perfect shade was chosen.
I applaud Boeing for the differing colours between aircraft types - an inspired idea.
What is the most number of prototypes in the different shades that have been photographed together? I don't recall ever seeing a photo of 787, 747-8, 737MAX prototypes together, displaying the common scheme in differing colours. Such a photo would be fantastic!
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:53 am

There is an even-more simple solution, you know...

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XAM2175 wrote:
There is an even-more simple solution, you know...

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Ah, yes. Such simple times those were
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2Holer4Longhaul wrote:
Ah, yes. Such simple times those were

For a very complicated scheme..... :wideeyed: ......
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Might Boeing revive that livery when they introduce the 797 :?:
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Just Black, with a prayer, that program remains in black.
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Green?


British Racing Green, please... :D
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:16 pm

PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


Ha! How dare Boeing try to appeal to its customers!

I personally find the orange on the 747 and the red on the 777x very stylish and striking. There is so much blue in commercial planes as it is, why not try a different color for a change?

As for the 797, a poster's suggestion of purple would be great and the steel grey suggestion would be an interesting choice.
 
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:58 pm

Steel grey or battleship grey? Are they even the same color?
 
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:09 pm

Remember that the 748i actually had red at the front changing to orange at the rear. So maybe a similar scheme with blue and purple?
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

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PEK777 wrote:
Stitch wrote:
PEK777 wrote:
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean


If Sunrise Orange was such a Chinese-friendly color, you'd think Boeing would have used it on all their planes as the standard house livery. :scratchchin:


I hope the intent was not 'red head stepchild' of the Boeing fleet


Did you actually just refer to the flagship of Boeing as a "red headed stepchild?" I'm in a minority, but the 747-8i especially is one of the most beautiful planes out there.
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Re: Boeing Demo Colors - What's Next?

Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:35 pm

The beauty of the orange livery is jaw dropping. In my opinion, orange is the best colour and the 747 is the most beautiful aircraft. Combine them and you get something very beautiful! I also like the 737MAX livery.

Sounds a bit strange but light pink would be a great demo colour.

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