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SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:12 pm

Looks like SAS could be releasing a new livery with the A350! Looks like blue engines and updated flag. Image
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Where did this picture come from and what was the context?
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
Where did this picture come from and what was the context?

Sorry should have made that clear in the post. It's from the SAS A350 press release (https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-announc ... -features/)
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:23 pm

I haven't heard or seen anything about that, but I think it'll look good. I think that engine cowlings painted in blue will be nicer than currently painted in red. Looking forward to see it.
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:34 pm

The image looks like it hints at an all-blue or black fuselage, which could look pretty cool. I always welcome new ideas for a livery, so that prospect excites me. However, no text on that page hinted at a new scheme for the fleet, and it almost seemed like that A350 image was inserted at the end as a sort of "stock" photo. It'll be interesting to see if anything develops in the next several months or so.
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:34 pm

Really hope not. Their current is fine. This trend of replacing nice and fresh livery with new ones (which are, most of the time, too white or low budget) is really tiring to see. If SAS will come up with a new livery, I can only hope it will be as good as their current.
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:43 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
The image looks like it hints at an all-blue or black fuselage, which could look pretty cool. I always welcome new ideas for a livery, so that prospect excites me. However, no text on that page hinted at a new scheme for the fleet, and it almost seemed like that A350 image was inserted at the end as a sort of "stock" photo. It'll be interesting to see if anything develops in the next several months or so.


It’s possible it could be a stock photo, but I think the flags on the nose are a dead giveaway and the blue seems to be the current SAS blue. Also if you look really closely I think there is an S in orange near the front of the inner right engine. Does anyone know when delivery is scheduled for? Or final assembly? I know first flight is scheduled for first month of 2020 so maybe early Q4 given it’s a new fleet type for them. Much harder to keep a new livery secret if on a new production model, might come out earlier on an a320neo but who knows. The tail during final assembly should give us a good hint though.
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:44 pm

Please, not another boring, dull, monochrome, navy blue livery ala Lufthansa.

I for one really love their current livery, highly distinguishable and quite classy.

Hope it’ll only be a light tweak over it.
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:25 pm

I believe it was just a generic PR photo, and nothing to do about any livery.
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:26 pm

The only thing dated about the current livery is the font ( excluding the logo ) which was very used in the early 2000's.
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:27 pm

unitedewr737 wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
The image looks like it hints at an all-blue or black fuselage, which could look pretty cool. I always welcome new ideas for a livery, so that prospect excites me. However, no text on that page hinted at a new scheme for the fleet, and it almost seemed like that A350 image was inserted at the end as a sort of "stock" photo. It'll be interesting to see if anything develops in the next several months or so.


It’s possible it could be a stock photo, but I think the flags on the nose are a dead giveaway and the blue seems to be the current SAS blue. Also if you look really closely I think there is an S in orange near the front of the inner right engine. Does anyone know when delivery is scheduled for? Or final assembly? I know first flight is scheduled for first month of 2020 so maybe early Q4 given it’s a new fleet type for them. Much harder to keep a new livery secret if on a new production model, might come out earlier on an a320neo but who knows. The tail during final assembly should give us a good hint though.

I don't think it's a stock photo as there's the Star Alliance logo between the cockpit windows and the forward doors. The delivery is late November 2019 and before the first long haul flight, it will operate some training flights in Scandinavia. However when SAS announced their A350 order a few years ago, they teased the idea of an A350 in a retro livery however SAS have never had blue engines before
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:42 pm

In January standby.dk had an interview with the SAS Deputy where he was asked about a potential new livery.

The quote in Danish:
"Vi arbejder hele tiden på at forny os og at være i front i branchen. Om der kommer nyt design eller bemaling, kan jeg ikke sige noget konkret om på nuværende tidspunkt, men mon ikke der snart kommer noget på den front.”


Roughly translated he said: "We are constantly working on renewing ourselves and to be leaders in the industry. Whether there will be a new design or livery, is not something I can currently comment on, but I wonder if we won't see something on that front soon."

The last phrase is awkward to translate but it basically means that we can likely expect something soon.

Link to article: https://standby.dk/det-er-noedvendigt-f ... selskaber/
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:18 pm

It's clearly not a generic PR picture.
It has the star alliance logo and Scandinavian flags colors on the nose.

We see the engine reflection on the nose too.

As mentioned by someone else, there seems to be a S in orange/red on the engine.

So from this picture I'd say:
grey fuselage
blue tail and blue engines with possibly SAS in the red-orange tone currently used on the engines.
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:25 pm

But this photo (link posted already in the A350 produlction & delivery thread) shows the current livery IMHO - with red engines... :roll:
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:26 pm

redcap1962 wrote:
But this photo (link posted already in the A350 produlction & delivery thread) shows the current livery IMHO - with red engines... :roll:


But that's an A330, not an A350. :wink2:
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:28 pm

redcap1962 wrote:
But this photo (link posted already in the A350 produlction & delivery thread) shows the current livery IMHO - with red engines... :roll:


That's a 330 tail right there....
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:28 pm

redcap1962 wrote:
But this photo (link posted already in the A350 produlction & delivery thread) shows the current livery IMHO - with red engines... :roll:


That's an A330.
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:33 pm

anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue?
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Oykie wrote:
anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue?

They are definitely blue.

I disagree about red/orange lettering being on the engines though. I think it is reflection of a light. You don’t see red on the engines reflected on the fuselage.
 
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Polot wrote:
Oykie wrote:
anyone else agrees that the engine color looks blue?

They are definitely blue.

I disagree about red/orange lettering being on the engines though. I think it is reflection of a light. You don’t see red on the engines reflected on the fuselage.


I agree with the lettering. I do not think they are red.

Is the flag styling on the nose new as well?
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:47 pm

Didn't mean to be a debby downer here, but is it possible that the blue-ish fuselage is just the effect from the dark nature of the "photo set"?
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:51 pm

trent768 wrote:
Didn't mean to be a debby downer here, but is it possible that the blue-ish fuselage is just the effect from the dark nature of the "photo set"?

Yes, I don’t think the fuselage is blue, the contrast between the engine blue and the fuselage is very very different. Fuselage is likely grey like the current livery.
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm

Definitely looks like a new livery or at least a special, the engines are quite clearly blue and the fuselage is either dark blue, black or grey.

SAS has already seen a minor rebrand of sorts back in 2016 which saw it focus more on various shades of blue and a very similar aesthetic to Finnair with bold lettering blue on clean backgrounds.

https://www.itsnicethat.com/news/scandi ... old-121216

Maybe a new livery will take inspiration from the 70th birthday livery, blue gradients and larger titles.



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Re: SAS new livery?

Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm

If there is a new livery planned, it seems like there will not be any major changes. At least not to the tail. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176
 
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Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:38 pm

http://www.boldscandinavia.com/work/sas/

This is the firm that SAS used for their brand refresh last year, Bold. The same company designed the 70th anniversary livery. It is unlikely that SAS would sign a contract with a new firm after the successful brand refresh last year, so I'm inclined to think we will see something from Bold along the lines of the anniversary livery that it designed, using blue gradients on the fuselage and engines and leaving the logo unchanged. The emergency red colour used on the engine cowlings today isn't used on any other SAS product and I'm sure Bold would want it gone from the livery. I also suspect that the blue, dawnlike setting of the A350 press release picture is a clever way of hiding any changes in colour to the fuselage; it's really difficult to tell if it's white, grey or blue.
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm

"Bjørnpilot" on Instagram has a new photo of the coming SAS A350-900 at the paint shop. So far it looks like the same tail and wingtips as the old livery. No picture of the engines yet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz2RG-CIfK0/

https://frequentflyer.no/2019/07/14/sas-a350-900-xwb-2/
 
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Re: SAS new livery?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:22 pm

The current livery is boring. The tail won't change but i hope they will stop this ugly orange and this sad grey. Maybe add some yellow in it. I would love to see the flags
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:52 pm

SAS current livery is one of my favorites.

I love how low profile the lettering of “Scandinavian Airlines” is on the fuselage. With a minimalist deep blue tail design with red on the engine housing.
I took these (not professional at all) photos as I saw the aircraft taxi after landing in HKG.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1k87x3uiohwwuoET9
 
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:14 pm

lalib wrote:
SAS current livery is one of my favorites.

I love how low profile the lettering of “Scandinavian Airlines” is on the fuselage. With a minimalist deep blue tail design with red on the engine housing.
I took these (not professional at all) photos as I saw the aircraft taxi after landing in HKG.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1k87x3uiohwwuoET9


I agree. It's understated and minimalist. The SAS logo on the deep blue tail is timeless.

Maybe a refresh is in order, but I hope they don't go the way of Lufthansa and United by making it more monotone. I like the red contrasting engines.
 
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:22 pm

JetBuddy wrote:
lalib wrote:

Maybe a refresh is in order, but I hope they don't go the way of Lufthansa and United by making it more monotone. I like the red contrasting engines.


All the new ground equipment that SAS Ground Handling has revived the past year or so has not been warm-red, so I guess we will say good bye to the red.
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:37 pm

Blue tail, blue engines, maybe a new font.
 
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm

I think this gives a strong indication of where the airline’s visual identity may be headed… blue, blue and blue.

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Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm

Motorhussy wrote:
I think this gives a strong indication of where the airline’s visual identity may be headed… blue, blue and blue.

http://www.boldscandinavia.com/work/sas/


Looking through this page though, every SAS plane still had the red engines. I hope they keep the red, there's plenty of blue in the sky already. Just my :twocents:

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Re: SAS new livery?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:29 pm

res77W wrote:
Motorhussy wrote:
I think this gives a strong indication of where the airline’s visual identity may be headed… blue, blue and blue.

http://www.boldscandinavia.com/work/sas/


Looking through this page though, every SAS plane still had the red engines. I hope they keep the red, there's plenty of blue in the sky already. Just my :twocents:

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