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Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 1:08 am

Saw this on Facebook, Air Canada rouge's first Airbus a319 is painted. It doesn't look as bad as I had thought it would, not so much like an AB ripoff. I like the font they used for the word ROUGE. Can't wait t osee the mighty 767 in this colorscheme!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...E9EXap9wVAu1d4_g2EWfNNj_dLaodb&s=1

Hopefully the link works, if not PM me and I can tell you where to get the link and picture from facebook.

EDIT: Link does work:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...5FOPj6Pu5TvUPBqf7o-Z8GvF034WTo&s=1

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 am

I like it better the first time when it was called Tango
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 1:19 am

Link to the picture, http://photos.newswire.ca/images/dow.../20130522_C9152_PHOTO_EN_26979.jpg

Looks okay,better than I expected.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 1:23 am

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 1):
I like it better the first time when it was called Tango

Tango was nothing like Rouge. Tango was part of mainline AC, just different branding and a few aircraft painted in Tango livery.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:58 am

Just as interesting is the red, white and blue CC-150 Polaris next to it!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 11:02 am

None of these markets being served by Rouge are important to the AC brand or network. Everytime AC ventures from its core business, they fail. AC seems to have this Crown Corporation attitude that it must serve every single market Canadians want to fly.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 11:29 am

To be perfectly honest, I think that that livery is boring, plain and just like every other livery rolling out for any airline for rebranding.

Seems like the formulas are either:

1: Add a lot of blue and eurowhite to the fuselage, tail and branding. Incorporate birds or people into livery.

2: Eurowhite, red tail, white logo and small titles. Have some sort of national imagery for the logo and branding.

3: Eurowhite with some colour on the tail. Maybe add a little colour to the fuselage. Then disregard livery and fly most aircraft as flying billboards.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 12:15 pm

Am the only one who is getting a sense of Air Berlin?
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 12:31 pm

They should have smacked a big red maple leaf right on the nose, or and something to the front which is very plain. Why are the most interesting liveries from Asia nowadays?
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Quoting mesaflyguy (Thread starter):
EDIT: Link does work:

Yes as a download... Annoying!

The Air Canada titles seem very small! Basically, another white A319.

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 1:48 pm

Looks good. It reminds me of CSA new coulour.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 2:59 pm

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 1):
I like it better the first time when it was called Tango


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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 3:00 pm

      This absolutely amazing! I love this livery, it reminds me of my all time favorite AC livery...now if only this could become AC's livery.


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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 3:21 pm

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 2):
Looks okay,better than I expected.

I agree, I think this looks nice and I wish this livery was for their mainline fleet. They could use a bit of a re-fresh!

Quoting DexSwart (Reply 6):
To be perfectly honest, I think that that livery is boring, plain and just like every other livery rolling out for any airline for rebranding.

Every other airline out there these days just takes their titles and logos and slaps it on the plane, Although the front of this A/C is mostly white and people will be immediately drawn to the tail which again looks really nice.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:08 pm

Quoting Allee (Reply 4):
Just as interesting is the red, white and blue CC-150 Polaris next to it!

Good eye, I was wondering what that was but didn't put the two together!

I'm assuming that first painted Rouge A319 is one of the former MX birds (all-Y configuration)?
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:18 pm

What is the aircraft in the foreground with the RCAF logo on the bottom of the tail cone? Not sure I've seen that logo.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:20 pm

Quoting saloman (Reply 14):
I'm assuming that first painted Rouge A319 is one of the former MX birds (all-Y configuration)?

Yes fin 290 is one of the ex MX birds!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Quoting alevik (Reply 15):
What is the aircraft in the foreground with the RCAF logo on the bottom of the tail cone? Not sure I've seen that logo.

It's a Government of Canada CC-150 Polaris that is being repainted from a military scheme to a more festive corporate branding. Sketches are in this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07...0_n_1704938.html?utm_hp_ref=canada

Quoting whiteguy (Reply 16):
Yes fin 290 is one of the ex MX birds!

Thanks!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 4:51 pm

Meh. Not bad. Would be better with larger AC titles.

Quoting bobloblaw (Reply 5):
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Everytime AC stays in its core business, they fail also.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 5:20 pm

Quoting DexSwart (Reply 6):
To be perfectly honest, I think that that livery is boring, plain and just like every other livery rolling out for any airline for rebranding.

Seems like the formulas are either:

1: Add a lot of blue and eurowhite to the fuselage, tail and branding. Incorporate birds or people into livery.

2: Eurowhite, red tail, white logo and small titles. Have some sort of national imagery for the logo and branding.

3: Eurowhite with some colour on the tail. Maybe add a little colour to the fuselage. Then disregard livery and fly most aircraft as flying billboards.

The new AA livery certainly doesn't fit any of the formulas you listed, since it's silver. Although it does have billboard lettering and some national imagery on the tail

That said, I like the Rouge livery, although it does look a bit like Air Berlin. I think that Air Berlin has more red on the fuselage than Rouge. I like the Rouge shade of red better than Air Berlin red.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Meh.

Canada is huge physically but it is a small market.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 6:35 pm

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 20):
Canada is huge physically but it is a small market.

In relation to the population, the Canadian air travel market, both domestic and international, is quite large. Compare it, for example, to Mexico with more than 3 times Canada's population.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 6:52 pm

Quoting transaeroyyz (Reply 8):
They should have smacked a big red maple leaf right on the nose, or and something to the front which is very plain. Why are the most interesting liveries from Asia nowadays?

It's fine...bit bland and safe, but I suppose that's the Canadian way.

I certainly wasn't expecting something à la Nok Air, only in a Canada Goose scheme!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 6:59 pm

On to the Polaris - anyone know the final scheme? Looks like 150-007?
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Quoting N821NW (Reply 12):
This absolutely amazing! I love this livery, it reminds me of my all time favorite AC livery...now if only this could become AC's livery.

Exactly . This is classy and reminds me too of the once iconic AC livery that was ruined . This is actually nicer than the AC livery . Ironic that. It will look amazing on the B767.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 7:18 pm

Quoting Pronto (Reply 23):
On to the Polaris - anyone know the final scheme? Looks like 150-007?
http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slides...772_2140492_free.jpg?1361572498131
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 7:27 pm

Proof that sometimes simplicity is the right approach. Yes, it's rather conservative however it is at the same time attractive. I'm also of the opinion that the Air Canada font could be a bit larger, however it is a good start. Looking forward to seeing the 767 version. It's nice to see a flashback to the old AC livery.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 9:10 pm

Quoting saloman (Reply 25):
Quoting Pronto (Reply 23):
On to the Polaris - anyone know the final scheme? Looks like 150-007?
http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slides...98131

If so, anyone want to tell the PM's Office they got their 'hockey stick' wish after all? That fin alone is classic CI ...   


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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Air Canada was small on Tango as well. It seems like the same concept, but it is Rouge in a different font, color, and different tail.

What is rogue going to be like? Could we call it the equivalent of Little Red or the former Ted (to UA) or is that going to be the new AC Jazz?

Thank you,

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 pm

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 2):

Link to the picture, http://photos.newswire.ca/images/dow.../20130522_C9152_PHOTO_EN_26979.jpg


Any idea who and where are painting both AC aircraft and RCAF aircraft?

I thought AC had sold off their paintshop or it went "away" when Aveos shut down.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 10:15 pm

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 28):
What is rogue going to be like? Could we call it the equivalent of Little Red or the former Ted (to UA) or is that going to be the new AC Jazz?

No, it's going to target leisure markets with little premium demand with a product and cost structure to permit them to compete more effectively with Air Transat, Sunwing and similar leisure carriers.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 10:23 pm

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 28):
What is rogue going to be like?

It's not rogue but rather rouge (red) and it's targeting leisure markets.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 10:39 pm

For the lazy, or those on mobile devices.

 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Thu May 23, 2013 10:50 pm

The Polaris started its life in red, white and blue for Wardair which was a very classy livery! Repaint it, replace the Wardair with Canada and call it a day.

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 3:34 am

Can someone please tell me the point of the totally pointless and odd looking Air Canada title?

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 6:04 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 30):
No, it's going to target leisure markets with little premium demand with a product and cost structure to permit them to compete more effectively with Air Transat, Sunwing and similar leisure carriers.

Okay; thank you for the information.

Do you believe rouge will be successful? To me it seems like a bad idea because luxury airlines do not generally do well. VX offers a very nice in-flight product, but something is wrong because their finances are not in order; Maxjet (all business class from Eastern U.S. to London) went out of business. To me, it seems like it could work if the prices are high. What do you think?

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 31):
It's not rogue but rather rouge (red) and it's targeting leisure markets.

Thank you for correcting me.


Thank you in advance,

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 9:41 am

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 35):
Do you believe rouge will be successful? To me it seems like a bad idea because luxury airlines do not generally do well

Rouge target is not luxury services but rather the opposite end of the scale, low-yield mass markets.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 1:10 pm

Quoting cxh (Reply 29):

Any idea who and where are painting both AC aircraft and RCAF aircraft?

I believe the two aircrafts were pictured in the Avianor facility in Mirabel YMX, but I do not know if they where painted there/by them.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 8:20 pm

Quote:
Can someone please tell me the point of the totally pointless and odd looking Air Canada title?

NO idea! Could they of made it any smaller?! Looks awful.
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Fri May 24, 2013 10:16 pm

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 34):
Can someone please tell me the point of the totally pointless and odd looking Air Canada title?

I think the Air Canada name has significant value for passengers who may otherwise question the reputation of an unknown brand like Rouge, with respect to safety and reliability etc. Not everyone, especially in markets outside Canada, would necessarily be aware that it's an AC subsidiary.

Hotel chains with multiple brands do much the same thing (Courtyard by Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, etc. etc.).

And is it odd-looking? It looks like the standard AC font and logo to me.

[Edited 2013-05-24 15:22:04]
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sat May 25, 2013 6:33 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 13):
I wish this livery was for their mainline fleet.

There are already TOO MANY airlines using eurowhite liveries. While AC's current livery may be a bit boring it is at least something different.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Mon May 27, 2013 7:21 am

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 36):
Rouge target is not luxury services but rather the opposite end of the scale, low-yield mass markets.

Thank you.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:39 pm

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:32 pm

Quoting saloman (Reply 14):
I'm assuming that first painted Rouge A319 is one of the former MX birds (all-Y configuration)?

Yup. Which I believe started life in AC mainline but were leased out.

Quoting alevik (Reply 15):
What is the aircraft in the foreground with the RCAF logo on the bottom of the tail cone? Not sure I've seen that logo.

CF CC-150 Polaris which is now Harper's ride. Part of the "look" is remarkably like Conservative Party letterhead. Stevie just can't help himself.

Quoting laxboeingman (Reply 35):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 30):
No, it's going to target leisure markets with little premium demand with a product and cost structure to permit them to compete more effectively with Air Transat, Sunwing and similar leisure carriers.

Tango failed in part because it was shackled to AC's cost structure. Not sure what the ACA / Rouge relationship will be. But, the FA's will be getting $1600/month at startup, so that's a difference right there.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:43 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 43):
CF CC-150 Polaris which is now Harper's ride. Part of the "look" is remarkably like Conservative Party letterhead. Stevie just can't help himself.

Which came first, the RCAF or the Conservative Party? Looks to me like it's made to match the classic RCAF roundel, which I love. But I suppose partisans will see what they want to see.

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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:47 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 43):
Tango failed in part because it was shackled to AC's cost structure. Not sure what the ACA / Rouge relationship will be. But, the FA's will be getting $1600/month at startup, so that's a difference right there.

Tango didn't fail, it's still alive and well as a fare structure, althought tango+ has been changed to Flex.

This was the beginning of the A la carte pricing that AC has done well with. Now everyone is doing it!
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:48 pm

Quoting saloman (Reply 44):
But I suppose partisans will see what they want to see.

As a career scientist, I like to think I see what is.
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:55 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 46):
As a career scientist, I like to think I see what is.

Then you would know that people have different interpretations of the same thing. Some people (me) saw it as matching the RCAF roundel (blue and red), other saw it as matching the Conservative Party colours (also blue and red).
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:41 am

I've got as question as to why they were delivered to Mirabel rather than Dorval as Dorval is where AC has a facility whereby they don't have any at Mirabel
 
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RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:52 am

Quoting teneriffe77 (Reply 48):
I've got as question as to why they were delivered to Mirabel rather than Dorval as Dorval is where AC has a facility whereby they don't have any at Mirabel

They went to YMX for interior modifications!

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