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This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm

What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:18 pm

Well the Airbus page says it 'rolled out of paint hangar' when in fact it appears to still be in the hangar... :lol:
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:19 pm

rikkus67 wrote:
What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!


Looks fine, what’s the issue?
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:20 pm

Whiteguy wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!


Looks fine, what’s the issue?


Check the logo
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:24 pm

FluidFlow wrote:
Whiteguy wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!


Looks fine, what’s the issue?


Check the logo


What's with the logo?
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:26 pm

FluidFlow wrote:
Whiteguy wrote:
rikkus67 wrote:
What a beauty! Canadian proud! Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)

https://fly.airbus.com/2qCw7wU

A slight refresh will be in store, I am sure!


Looks fine, what’s the issue?


Check the logo


On the tail? What about it?
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:26 pm

00:21 there’s a hole in the logo?
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:27 pm

VSMUT wrote:
FluidFlow wrote:
Whiteguy wrote:

Looks fine, what’s the issue?


Check the logo


What's with the logo?

The logo is mirrored versus how it should be. The stem should be to the left and the opening on the circle to the right.

L and R templates must have accidentally been switched.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:29 pm

They all have that gap in the circle
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:31 pm

It is mirror-inverted.

And back to the paint shop.... :rotfl:
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:31 pm

Polot wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
FluidFlow wrote:

Check the logo


What's with the logo?

The logo is mirrored versus how it should be. The stem should be to the left and the opening on the circle to the right.

L and R templates must have accidentally been switched.


Interestingly the logo next to the right front door is correct. So yeah they must have switched the templates.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:32 pm

Ishrion wrote:
00:21 there’s a hole in the logo?

It isn't a "hole" it is one of the runway turn off lights.
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:32 pm

rikkus67 wrote:
Just one "small" error for the eagle-eyed. I give it 5 seconds for someone to point it out. (You had ONE JOB, paint shop....)


It appears the maple leaf logo is backward on the tail. The opening at the bottom of the stem should be on the right, not the left. If you look more closely, the maple leaf at the forward part of the fuselage was applied correctly.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:44 pm

Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes painted in the wrong non-metallic red occasionally, and they don't do anything about it.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:48 pm

OccupiedLav wrote:
Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes painted in the wrong non-metallic red occasionally, and they don't do anything about it.

It will probably be corrected before delivery.

For a while after VS first introduced their current livery they had to switch to a non-metallic red because the metallic paint they originally chose was prematurely delaminating. Many of the A330s were delivered in the non metallic paint. VS eventually found a more robust metallic red and switched to that.
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:55 pm

Hope to see it on BOS-YYC someday!
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:09 pm

It seems to be ok on the portside

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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:36 pm

Bet AC is anxious to get these delivered and deployed ASAP in light to their MAX nightmare. While the MAX is grounded these will be the only AC narrow-bodies to carry the current hard product, seats, current PTVs etc..
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm

OccupiedLav wrote:
Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes painted in the wrong non-metallic red occasionally, and they don't do anything about it.


Yes worth the cost, it looks terrible and it's noticeable, I doubt AC will want this obvious error on their launch A220.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:14 pm

ACCS300 wrote:
OccupiedLav wrote:
Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes painted in the wrong non-metallic red occasionally, and they don't do anything about it.


Yes worth the cost, it looks terrible and it's noticeable, I doubt AC will want this obvious error on their launch A220.


Ok I'm as much of a 220 fanboy as any, and ex-AC multi-year "Elite" frequent flier, but "terrible" and "noticeable" as adjectives are a little over the top. Airbus will probably fix it FOC, but it's also entirely possible that the paint spec from Air Canada had this error in it and Airbus painted per the drawing.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:46 pm

wrongwayup wrote:
ACCS300 wrote:
OccupiedLav wrote:
Is the logo being backwards really worth the cost to have it corrected? It's not even noticeable unless you know the livery like the back of your hand, and it doesn't look bad. I guess if you're Air Canada, you might as well get it corrected since you paid for it. Virgin Atlantic has their planes painted in the wrong non-metallic red occasionally, and they don't do anything about it.


Yes worth the cost, it looks terrible and it's noticeable, I doubt AC will want this obvious error on their launch A220.


Ok I'm as much of a 220 fanboy as any, and ex-AC multi-year "Elite" frequent flier, but "terrible" and "noticeable" as adjectives are a little over the top. Airbus will probably fix it FOC, but it's also entirely possible that the paint spec from Air Canada had this error in it and Airbus painted per the drawing.


Agreed. This was a minor painting accident, and will likely be corrected VERY quickly. It's just too bad someone didn't catch it before it was posted! Although to some this may not be a big deal, when it is your inaugural aircraft, all those small aesthetics have to be correct. For that matter, it won't be the first painting error on an aircraft...and it certainly won't be the last!
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:54 pm

Nobody except Airliners.net members would notice.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:55 pm

Airbus has removed the painting video from their FB and Twitter, for sure because of this painting mishap.


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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:08 pm

it's all white with black engines a black tail and a basic nearly symmetrical red maple leaf. not much to look at.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:09 pm

it's all white with black engines a black tail and a basic nearly symmetrical red maple leaf. not much to look at.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 pm

The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:39 pm

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The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....


Airbus took the original picture down. It was the following:

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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:40 pm

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The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....

LOL someone at Airbus noticed.

The picture use to be of the tail looking forward and they had a link to a video. They changed the PR.

Edit: here is the original pic: https://www.airbus.com/search.image.htm ... mage-all-3
 
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Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:51 pm

Skywatcher wrote:
Nobody except Airliners.net members would notice.


Well, thank heavens that some of us are clever enough to spot the stupidities that arise in the world.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:01 pm

Polot wrote:
A320FlyGuy wrote:
The tail isn’t even visible in that picture.....

LOL someone at Airbus noticed.

The picture use to be of the tail looking forward and they had a link to a video. They changed the PR.

Edit: here is the original pic: https://www.airbus.com/search.image.htm ... mage-all-3


LOL someone at Airbus must have read this a.net thread!

I was scratching my head at the top of this thread wondering what's the matter, as I only saw the modified Airbus PR.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm

I was so excited it was close to delivery...

LoL on a flipped maple leaf...

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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm

Skywatcher wrote:
Nobody except Airliners.net members would notice.


Actually, It is highly noticeable, especially when it is on an approximately 6 metre/20 foot tall tail. The original 1965 Rondelle, and the update from the early 90's (which is what is used today) ALWAYS has that small opening on the right.

For a refresher, here is the original 1965 version: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2n9rzw6
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:00 am

I still maintain, Most people (and I’m on A.net) wouldn’t notice the paint issue. But it’s a lovely aircraft in a lovely paint scheme.
And it will be fixed... so, happy days!
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:09 am

The A220 looks good in the AC livery.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:14 am

Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:43 am

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Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.


What even that ghastly toothpaste effort?
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:01 am

I really miss the previous livery.
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:13 am

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I really miss the previous livery.


I agree, AC is the Delta of Canada. Very boring, dull livery. At least at MSP I get to see Sun Country and Southwest with some colorful liveries. Heck even Spirit is refreshing to see.

I think the A220 would look slick in the old AC livery.
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:44 pm

Can't be just a simple re-paint. It's the tail, won't the rudder have to rebalanced?
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:23 pm

scbriml wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.


What even that ghastly toothpaste effort?


I actually enjoyed the Crest Pro Health livery. It looked great especially on the widebodies.
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:33 pm

Reddevil556 wrote:
winstonlegthigh wrote:
I really miss the previous livery.


I agree, AC is the Delta of Canada. Very boring, dull livery. At least at MSP I get to see Sun Country and Southwest with some colorful liveries. Heck even Spirit is refreshing to see.

I think the A220 would look slick in the old AC livery.



Agree, the AC livery is one of the most boring out there. The A220 is a beautiful plane though.
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:56 pm

I’m still waiting for AC to tell us the cockpit paint was just a cheeky gag and remove it.
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:28 pm

:mrgreen:

Fixed:

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Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 pm

It was for selfies......
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:46 pm

One thing not really apparent in pictures, is how incredibly shiny this new paint is. Honestly, they must have put a dozen layers of clear coat gloss on it, as years later it is still shiny and clean. You can still adjust your tie and comb your hair in your reflection on the engine nacelle a couple years in.

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I’m still waiting for AC to tell us the cockpit paint was just a cheeky gag and remove it.

At the official “unveiling”, it was indicated that the cockpit window effect was to emulate the B.C. totem pole thunder bird. They had an easel with an A321 nose with a thunderbird totem pole shadowed behind it.

It’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:52 am

scbriml wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.


What even that ghastly toothpaste effort?

Yeah. To me it was quite pretty
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:15 am

I love the thunderbird motif imbuing the cockpit in deep thought. I also love the simple elegance of the new AC livery.

I detested the previous Crest glacial melt.

The A220 looks smashing in the home team colours.
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:54 pm

aerolimani wrote:
:mrgreen:

Fixed:

Image


It wasn't done incorrectly on this side. Only on the other side. This video shows.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FvgELfolc
 
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Re: This just in: First AC A220 out of paint

Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:03 pm

Give me a red and a black sharpie...
 
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Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:52 pm

Austin Powers comes to mind when watching that video - approaching the 26-28 second mark:

"Yes, alright, looking good, yes, yes... NO!! NO!!"

Glad they rectified the error When do you guys think they'll hit 1,000 orders for the A220? They seem to be selling like hotcakes!
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