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MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:39 pm

MEA have painted their new A321NEO in a new livery with a larger cedar tree.

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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:57 pm

Half a tree !
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:05 pm

It's nice enough, not sure it's an improvement though as the current livery is pretty good as it is.

The one thing they did need to update were the titles and they've stayed the same!
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:15 pm

The tree does not look good blown up and cut in half, it’s a weird green blob.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:30 pm

Horrible, can't tell it's a tree at all, terrible decision.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:45 pm

Yea, the tree has to go, not a good look..
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:06 pm

Oh my days, what have they done?! Lost the classy look of the previous livery.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:08 pm

twaconnie wrote:
Yea, the tree has to go, not a good look..


The cedar tree has been part of their livery since the airline was founded, the callsign is 'Cedar Jet', and the airline was founded for nationalistic purposes (Lebanon's flag has the cedar tree)... The cedar tree is extremely unlikely to go. However, this new livery is terrible.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:42 pm

AMP44 wrote:
twaconnie wrote:
Yea, the tree has to go, not a good look..


The cedar tree has been part of their livery since the airline was founded, the callsign is 'Cedar Jet', and the airline was founded for nationalistic purposes (Lebanon's flag has the cedar tree)... The cedar tree is extremely unlikely to go. However, this new livery is terrible.



He probably talks about that vertical stab fiasco. Either way the cedar tree on the vertical stab should be redone.

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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:06 pm

I personally like it. Thank god it's not another fully euro white livery. I like the blue and red wave blending, although the half tree is not my favourite, it beats another fully white livery trend sweeping the industry, i.e. Lufthansa, Aegean ect. Just my personal opinion, to each his own i guess :)
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:28 pm

The wavy lines on the fuselage remind a lot of Royal Air Maroc new livery.
The half tree is bad, unless you know the flag of Lebanon you don't know what it is unless seen from up close.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:01 pm

This livery is a disaster. Along with their A330 config. Come on MEA - get it on. You can do better.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:22 pm

can't see the pic...
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:06 pm

the blue looks awkward
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:45 pm

rj777 wrote:
can't see the pic...


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Here is a link to the original image on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/49599695137
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:06 pm

I belive it will grow on me more and more... I do struggle to understand the blue line. IMHO, I think that the red line at the bottom may go better on top, and then substitute the blue with a darker red, yet, I am happy with this.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 pm

Any news on when this (and the others) will come into service? Thoughts on routes?
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:26 pm

Blue is indeed awkward, and the cedar tree is a disaster
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:50 pm

How can people say their current livery is a classic?! It is bland!!! I love the new livery!!!
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:51 pm

Terrible ! How can they trash such an iconic livery. Loved the one in the 80s and the current one but this is awful. :(
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:30 pm

Bloody awful...
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:59 pm

KLAM wrote:
I do struggle to understand the blue line. IMHO,


Lebanon is situated at the Mediterranean Sea, maybe they want to express some connection to that with it. On the other hand, the current livery already features a blue line above the red, maybe it's supposed to symbolize the sky. They obviously tried to include the red, green, and blue that forms the MEA logo, so two shades of red wouldn't make much sense to me.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:10 am

I like it, looks like the rudder is deflected too- doesn’t help the tree tbh.

Is it stunning no, is it horrific no.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:24 am

Personnaly I'm not impressed by that new ivery. It really looks messy compared to what they have had over time.


 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:25 am

This looks terrible. What were they thinking. So unlebanese. What a disaster. The blue is so awkward. Red should be more dominant. Blown up tree a bad idea.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:30 am

The font is still seem stupid.
LOL whoever use Times New Roman to design the brand for an airline...
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:06 am

The more I look at it, the more I like it... I think the piece we all need to wrap our heads around is the central stage taken by the blue line. As a poster above mentioned, it may have to do with the Mediterranean sea and with the sky. Come to think of it, interiors and cabin crew uniforms are also sapphire blue. The previous uniforms were even turquoise with brown.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:02 am

half a tree.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:39 am

Even Aegean has understood that they could not go on using half their sign -because it just wouldn’t fit on the tail- and have come up with a drastic solution. However, why was it necessary for MEA to chop their national symbol? It reminds me of a Chinese pagoda. Thank you MEA for giving us the pleasure to analyse that for many afternoons to come!
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 am

How horrible!
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:48 pm

It looks like someone took a can of paint and just threw it on the tail.

The three different colours for MEA look so dated. It reminds me of when TV stations updated their logos with different coloured lettering to emphasis colour, when colour broadcasting began.

They should have gone with an updated version livery used on that 747.

No doubt some marketing company pocketed a tidy sum of money so designing this new trash livery for MEA.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:16 pm

Greetings everyone,

Whilst I personally do not find the new livery attractive (at first sight, made me feel it looked like a Christmas tree bauble - not related to the Cedar of Lebanon tree), you have to factor in cultural aesthetics, We all have cultural national identity traits, so this may appeal to a middle eastern audience, more than say, e.g. a European centered one. However, I dread to think, if this is the preferred livery from, what I am sure, was a wide variety of proposed liveries. What did the others look like?

If only we had this to worry about right now in the aviation section, we would all be in a much better space.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to all.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:46 pm

Id prefer eurowhite to this disaster.
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:39 am

I guess the blue comes from the "A" in MEA on the fuselage, I still don't know if the blue symbolises anything particular possibly the Mediterranean sea?
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:13 am

Looks fine other than the tail art, people get so emotional over liveries these days...
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:20 am

ikolkyo wrote:
Looks fine other than the tail art, people get so emotional over liveries these days...


Well, it is an aviation forum and liveries play a big part in the corporate identities of airlines around the world. So it's only natural that people make a fuss when a decent livery is ruined.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:59 am

Disgusting, the logo was made on Windows 95 and it shows.
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:17 am

I'm sorry does nobody else have a problem with that blue? That is disgusting. What the hell MEA?
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:59 am

It looks like my drawing of a Christmas tree in preschool but accidentally drawing half of it on the table so I just handed it in the other half a tree drawn the paper.
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:36 am

sudenmorsian wrote:
rj777 wrote:
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Am I the only one? The tree with ist branches reminds me of these Indonesian shadow puppets, where you can see the stickts for moving the puppets:

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Source, just an example: http://schneider.marionetten-wiesloch.d ... Spiel.html

And I agree with all the others: blue whit and red, looks rather like an US-American airline than an airline from Middle East
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:39 pm

This livery leaves a lot to be desired. It is full of different elements. The most important in my opinion is the tree in front of the logo MEA. Somebody has to tell them that it should at least be placed within a circle, otherwise it looks just like the tuft of a carrot. Airlines usually have stylized signs. As for the falling tree on the tail...
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:34 pm

Any update on the aircraft's delivery? Schedule for further deliveries this year? Routes?
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:27 pm

Just wait for this S. Korean AF1 plane to be finished before you put your judgment. The rudder is still in the prime colors, so just give it a time.
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 am

Recieving two A321 NEO in July 2021 then the rest seem to be deferred.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:12 pm

Wow, so no new aircraft this year?
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:13 pm

The current one is stylish, i like it, it looks much better than the new livery
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:36 pm

There really should have increased the detail on the tree for this sort of application.
This now looks like some sort of amateur flight sim livery attempts where the artist had a low res copy of the logo and increased it size to fit the tail.
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Re: MEA new livery

Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:15 pm

I, personally, think it's definitely an improvement over the boring old livery, although the blue does leave something to be desired.

I'm sure that a few years later it will be remembered as a good livery...
 
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Re: MEA new livery

Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:51 am

MEA321 wrote:
Recieving two A321 NEO in July 2021 then the rest seem to be deferred.



From what I heard a few weeks ago, they are receiving 9 A321 neo this year but deferred the
Rest till 2023-2024. The 9 they will receive this year have been sold and leased back.

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