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Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:22 pm

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=3433

Air Plus Comet will be renamed Air Comet.
In the 3 coming months they will receive 2 Ex A340s Virgin , 2 A330s (Probably Ex Air Madrid) and 2 A320s.

I find these new color schemes stunning !!!!!!!!!

Good 2007 start for Air Comet.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:33 pm

I wouldn't call it stunning, but compared against the boring a la AR scheme this is a great improvement, the Air Comet name is better also.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:42 pm

A7 definitely needs more aircrafts, currently they are using (chartering) an Iberworld A332, with registration EC-IDB, for their scheduled flights to Bogotá and Lima.

Let's see if they get rid of the B742 with the arrival of the new planes.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:46 pm

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
2 Ex A340s Virgin

One is msn 016, ex-BWIA.

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:17 pm

Elegant livery! wow not often do I see a livery change that's any good, even less this good!

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 2):
Let's see if they get rid of the B742 with the arrival of the new planes.

One is at OPF without engines and with a US reg, it will be scrapped eventually. How many do they have?
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:37 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 4):
One is at OPF without engines and with a US reg, it will be scrapped eventually. How many do they have?

The one at Opa Locka is EC-IPN, they have currently two: EC-JDH and EC-IZL. By the way it's confirmed that these remaining two B742 will be phased out with the arrival of the new planes.

In Buenos Aires there's already an Airbus A310 with the registration EC-GMU painted with the new livery (after a D-Check). This aircraft will go back to the fleet during this month.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:41 pm

What happened to the A340-200, ex AF, ex Air Europa, Conviasa painted and not delivered, then Air Comet painted, but was it actually operated?

Good that Air Comet grows. I hope that they can take advantage of the important Spain-latin america market, and make a good operation with the new aircraft.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 4):
One is at OPF without engines and with a US reg, it will be scrapped eventually. How many do they have?

Damnit! I live just under the approach path to Runway 09L at OPF and I always manage to miss the heavies when they come in.  bigmouth 

Concerning the new Air Comet livery, I didn't like it at first, but looking at it now, it's a interesting combination of blue and green, and at the very least it's not another Eurowhite airliner!
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=3433

I find these new color schemes stunning !!!!!!!!!

Good 2007 start for Air Comet.

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I haven't seen a better colour scheme for the A343 before, now the hairdryers just look right  Smile
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 6):
What happened to the A340-200, ex AF, ex Air Europa, Conviasa painted and not delivered

That's a good question! The lease of the Iberworld A332 would end at the end of April, starting in May most of the flights to LIM and BOG should be done with the A342. The A343 would substitute the old B742.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:08 am

Nice colour combo. It also shows the 'new' trend of 2007: the come back of the 'straight' cheat line.

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01ecmpd.jpg
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:43 am

It's a really nice and elegant livery, rather than the ever more common white overall with drops of colours here and there. We'll see if it'll helps the straight cheat line to become "trendy" enough for 2007 as OwlEye hopes.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 7):
Damnit! I live just under the approach path to Runway 09L at OPF and I always manage to miss the heavies when they come in.

 laughing  Have you become used to the "never ending" traffic over your head ?
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:44 am

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
and 2 A320s.

These will replace the current MD88. Air Comet will have an all Airbus fleet. The MD88 crew is already doing the training for the A320.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:44 am

Finally something new. I was getting tired of airlines applying the same livery style ( LAN,Aeromexico,Pluna,Thai,Shanzhen,UPS,etc), good for Air Comet to try something different.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:55 am

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 10):
the come back of the 'straight' cheat line

I agree. The clean look on any airline is starting to become the new trend. I say good for everyone. Flashy isn't getting the job done anymore, marketing wise. One question that has always been on my mind.. who deemed the term "cheat line"? I mean, I know what it is.. but really.. how did it become called that?
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:07 am

....love the new look! My only concern is how well the dark fuselage will hold up over time.... a look at North American operators UNITED or US Airways old colours, is testament to how dark colours work in the airline environment:


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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:20 am

Nice, but a little conservative for my liking
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:21 am

Definately and improvement. Makes it look like a more serious airline.

Only surpise is the colour. Dark blue for the top of the fuselage in Spain.. Madrid gets very hot in summer, like 45 degrees c. Imagine the temperture of the dark blue paint in summer.

Didn't US Airways change the colour scheme after the merger with HP partially because the original dark blue US livery attracted to much heat in PHX and LAS?
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:33 am

Quoting Ptharris (Reply 14):
One question that has always been on my mind.. who deemed the term "cheat line"? I mean, I know what it is.. but really.. how did it become called that?

Especially in the early days of the jet age the race for bigger and bigger aircraft took flight. To get aircraft looking bigger or longer the window line or fuselage line was fashion, a dark coloured line on a white fuselage makes a plane look longer than it actually is, therefore: 'cheat'line.

The best common cheat line livery ever to me is the PanAm Boeing 707:


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A very good sample of a today's good looking cheatline airline is Air Mauritius:


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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:54 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 16):
Nice, but a little conservative for my liking

I can understand that although I don't find it as conservative as both UA & US (pre HP) former colors. But I think the green used is providing a touch of exoticism.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:38 am

Anyone:

Is that the Clipper Sverige at ARN in OwlEye´s post?

Great looking c/s on Air Comet A340 btw! Like the navy blue and the
cheatline..

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:42 am

At least is not eurowhite and its an improvement over their Aerolineas Argentinas-ish livery.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:58 am

Quoting Frankdjs (Reply 17):
Didn't US Airways change the colour scheme after the merger with HP partially because the original dark blue US livery attracted to much heat in PHX and LAS?

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Actually, I believe that was the primary reason.

As for the Air Comet livery, I don't know, that chartreuse really clashes with the dark blue to me.
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:03 am

Excuse my ignorance but I'm out here in the middle of the Pacific and have never seen or heard of Air Comet. Can someone tell me where they fly? Where are they based? Are they charter/cargo/scheduled service?
I do like their livery btw.

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:10 am

I do like their new livery. Cartainly better than the old one. I do have one question: Will the A340 pilots be cross trained on the A320 ad fly their routes, and vice versa?

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:18 am

Quoting HALFA (Reply 23):
Excuse my ignorance but I'm out here in the middle of the Pacific and have never seen or heard of Air Comet. Can someone tell me where they fly?


Aloha,

Air Plus Comet is in the process of becoming Air Comet with new colors.

http://www.airpluscomet.com/vuela.php
http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Air-Plus-Comet

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As a side note, the new Air Comet logo already appears in my browser address bar.

Cheers.

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:19 am

Quoting HALFA (Reply 23):
Excuse my ignorance but I'm out here in the middle of the Pacific and have never seen or heard of Air Comet. Can someone tell me where they fly? Where are they based? Are they charter/cargo/scheduled service?
I do like their livery btw.

Charter/Leasing airline based in MAD, owned by Grupo Marsan which are the same owners of Aerolineas Argentinas.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:30 am

I like the new c/s but i don't like the 'a' on the tail- they could have been a little more creative with a real logo!!!
Navy blue and lime green- I love it!!

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting Acheron (Reply 26):
Charter/Leasing airline based in MAD

Air Comet has also a regular scheduled service from Madrid to:

Bogota (332, 742)
Lima (332, 742)
New York JFK (310)
Santo Domingo (333, 310)
London LGW (M88)
Paris CDG (M88)
Rome FCO (M88)

LGW, FCO and CDG are codeshare with Aerolíneas Argentinas and are feeders for Aerolineas service to EZE (from Madrid)
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:33 am

Quiet surprised with the new livery choice, completley different from their current scheme!

I have to admit I'm a little dissapointed with the new livery because I have nothing against the current livery but the livery should look interesting on an A310!
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:42 am

The A340 Conviasa is still at Orly.Do not know if it will go to Air Comet as expected.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:50 am

Fancy paint jobs belong on automobiles. As far as the airlines are concerned, great service is most important, if you provide that, then invest in a unique logo on the tail. Going through the air at 600mph, who the hell is going to notice the paint job?
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:35 am

How fortunate I was to fly Aircomet from SXM to EZE and back on their A310-342 EC-GOT. They flew the route for a couple of months until the Argentine economy went belly up. Petty. Was a wonderful flight to a great city. Sweet memories.
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:47 am

That looks excellent... and I'm glad they're making their name less silly-sounding!
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:18 pm

Seems like a nice colour scheme. Nice to see they are moving away from the white. I cannot wait to see it in person.
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 pm

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 25):
Aloha,

Air Plus Comet is in the process of becoming Air Comet with new colors.



Quoting Acheron (Reply 26):
Charter/Leasing airline based in MAD, owned by Grupo Marsan which are the same owners of Aerolineas Argentinas.



Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 28):
Air Comet has also a regular scheduled service from Madrid to:

Bogota (332, 742)
Lima (332, 742)
New York JFK (310)
Santo Domingo (333, 310)
London LGW (M88)
Paris CDG (M88)
Rome FCO (M88)

LGW, FCO and CDG are codeshare with Aerolíneas Argentinas and are feeders for Aerolineas service to EZE (from Madrid)

Mahalo!

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:00 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 7):
Damnit! I live just under the approach path to Runway 09L at OPF and I always manage to miss the heavies when they come in.

Don't feel bad Big grin I've been to Opa Locka so many times and the only widebody I've ever seen in action was the Air Lib DC-10, taxxing right after coming in but didn't see it landing, didn't even hear it!. I was driving around the perimeter of OPF about to go home since there was nothing new when I saw this beast that had just come in, couldn't believe my eyes!!

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 10):
It also shows the 'new' trend of 2007: the come back of the 'straight' cheat line

I haven't seen enough like this one to say it's a "trend". Hopefully this one starts a trend! The livery isn't revolutionary but that's not what you want, you want something that looks presentable and elegant, and this design for Air Comet easily achieves that.

Quoting Frankdjs (Reply 17):
Only surpise is the colour. Dark blue for the top of the fuselage in Spain.. Madrid gets very hot in summer, like 45 degrees c. Imagine the temperture of the dark blue paint in summer.

Didn't US Airways change the colour scheme after the merger with HP partially because the original dark blue US livery attracted to much heat in PHX and LAS?

I say boloni. Royal Jordanian have had the same dark gray, almost black livery for many years and they operate in probably even higher heat. They're not complaining.

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 18):
A very good sample of a today's good looking cheatline airline is Air Mauritius:

Another one that I wish they never change. Air Mauritius has one of the best liveries on an A340, looks great on the 767 as well.

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 29):
I have to admit I'm a little dissapointed with the new livery because I have nothing against the current livery but the livery should look interesting on an A310!

I'll look just as well on the 310, why woudlnt it? kids these days..  Smile
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:55 am

Here the first picture of an Air Comet A340 (ex-Virgin) in the new livery, posted in the spanish site pilotosdeiberia.com

 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:01 am

Wow it does look pretty stunning.
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:04 am

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 37):

It looks even much better than on the drawing. Can't wait to see it under the sun.

Thanks for the update.

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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:54 pm

Although a big improvment, I'm not too sure i like the livery too much. i guess I'll have to see it first hand though. In any case, it's a good thing that they got rid of the boring livery. Now I would love some changes to AR/AU as well!
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:28 am

A massive improvement over the old one...!
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:39 am

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 37):
Here the first picture of an Air Comet A340 (ex-Virgin) in the new livery, posted in the spanish site pilotosdeiberia.com

Very nicely done, delicious colour combo. Congratulations Air Comet!
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:00 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 39):
Can't wait to see it under the sun.

I can't wait to see her in the beautiful Madrid dusk light!


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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting IberiaA319 (Reply 37):
Here the first picture of an Air Comet A340 (ex-Virgin) in the new livery, posted in the spanish site pilotosdeiberia.com

And here we have two more...taken yesterday at MAD (picture taken by Spanish photographer Ruben Galindo Verdugo):

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_photo.asp?id=16451

http://www.aviationcorner.net/show_photo.asp?id=16442

[Edited 2007-01-28 22:41:19]
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:43 am

I like the new C.I. But the new website http://www.aircomet.com looks a bit like a LCC website.
Would be great to see them in CCS - maybe there is a chance of a codeshare with VH ?
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:45 am

Uuuh, just saw the uniform on the website "compania-servicio" - that's ugly !
 
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:50 am

Beautiful! Hope to see it in Miami. Air Comet is planning on starting up Miami-Madrid after Air Madrid collapssed before launching it.
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:55 am

The new livery is quite nice.

The non-artistic part of me wants the airline to all-capitalize the word "Aircomet", but that's just nitpicking on my part.

The scheme is distinctive and I like its particular combination of dark blue and techno-green. It's pleasing to the eye, I think.
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RE: Stunning A340 Air Comet!

Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:16 am

As I expected, it looks really nice under the sun light.

Thanks for sharing.

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