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Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:50 pm
by Miami
The first OZ A380 has been fully painted in Hamburg.

Aircraft registration is F-WWAP / HL7625

OZ plans to deploy the A380 first on June 13. Operating short haul services to Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong, Osaka Kansai and Bangkok. Until August 15, when it'll begin long haul services to LAX.

I like OZ livery on the A380, but it's nothing big IMO. Thoughts?


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RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:55 pm
by 777Jet
I don't really like it but that's just my opinion. I think it is far behind the likes of Thai in terms of beauty...

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:32 pm
by YoungDon
I'm not a huge fan of Asiana's livery in general (though I love their product).

Something about the gray top of the tail and the font...

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:37 pm
by steman
The tail is very nice but the fuselage is just too plain white.
I wonder how it would have looked in their old livery.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:08 pm
by wingflex744
Nothing special at all...much better on a 744.
In my opinion a larger "ASIANA AIRLINES" title would better fit the large white space on the fuselage

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:58 pm
by Glareskin
Quoting wingflex744 (Reply 4):
In my opinion a larger "ASIANA AIRLINES" title would better fit the large white space on the fuselage

I agree. Something like this:



http://s12.postimg.org/48e50031p/asiana_380.jpg

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:59 pm
by BlueSky1976
Ugh...

That is one ugly... plane...

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:54 pm
by b777erj145
Didn't like it at all. Kind of reminds me of Royal Brunei's 787. Too much white on the fuselage.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:10 pm
by FlyHossD
Quoting wingflex744 (Reply 4):
Nothing special at all...much better on a 744.
In my opinion a larger "ASIANA AIRLINES" title would better fit the large white space on the fuselage

Full agreement there, and maybe just ASIANA in a much bigger font, perhaps as large as F9 does theirs.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:21 pm
by compliancecheck
I would have loved to see it in the brown livery. I loved that colorscheme! I'm not a fan of their current livery.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:23 pm
by AIR MALTA
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 6):
That is one ugly... plane...

I think that all the A380s around look ugly because the A380 is not elegant... Nothing you can do about it.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:32 pm
by peterinlisbon
I think it looks great, but then I see it more as a machine and I appreciate what it's capable of rather than something that needs to look good.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:33 pm
by IslandRob
Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 6):
Ugh...

That is one ugly... plane...

Yeah, I know it's not polite to call anyone's baby ugly, but that baby is ugly. -ir

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:44 pm
by readytotaxi
I think a lack of imagination displayed.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:59 pm
by CdnCactus
A380 will never look elegant (I stopped short of calling it ugly), but in my opinion the Thai Airways livery makes it a lot more palatable.

Asiana's, however...   

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:23 pm
by ER757
Quoting compliancecheck (Reply 9):
I would have loved to see it in the brown livery. I loved that colorscheme! I'm not a fan of their current livery.

Ditto.
It is nice to see the A380 wearing another airline livery nonetheless

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:13 pm
by newhaven
The WORST livery on it is that new abomination Malaysia AIrlines livery with all those swooshes of blue all over ... hideous.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:20 pm
by DTWPurserBoy
Quoting steman (Reply 3):
The tail is very nice but the fuselage is just too plain white.

I agree--it would have been nice to see them carry some of the tail colors onto the fuselage. But it has to keep maintenance costs down.

Whatever happened to those great liveries that Landor Associates used to produce? Today everything is so generic. I am really tired of the all white fuselage look. Maybe it is time to bring back the cheat lines.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:28 pm
by Ab345
The font needs to go at least twice the size but the tail colours bring out a kind of warmth to me.

In general I like it but the MH livery is far more impressive  

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:30 pm
by crimsonchin
So much white. For whatever reason, I thought their livery had more colour to it.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:31 pm
by TC957
I don't get this Asiana red tick, or a leaning 7, V or whatever else it's supposed to be. Also, the plain white engine colours makes the whole look somewhat duller to me.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:37 pm
by jetblueguy22
They have all that real estate and they make the "Asiana Airlines" logo that small? Love the tail, but the title is tiny. If I bought one you'd be able to see the airline name from the space station.
Pat

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:48 pm
by adityashankar
Ok, I'm finally gonna get this off my chest....

Seriously Asiana's livery looks like a faded version of EK's livery

   There that feels better

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:57 pm
by jsnww81
Quoting TC957 (Reply 20):
I don't get this Asiana red tick, or a leaning 7, V or whatever else it's supposed to be.

The red tick is the logo of the Kumho Group, Asiana's parent entity and one of South Korea's famous "chaebol" industrial conglomerates. It's not really suggestive of anything, other than letting Korean passengers know that Kumho is in charge.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:14 pm
by ardian
The A380 is the Fiat Multipla of aviation.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:26 pm
by lhrnue
Well, the Airbus logo in the backround looks good.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:53 pm
by AirPacific747
Don't understand all the hate towards their livery. Sometimes less is more, I like it. But then again I generally prefer that planes are mainly white.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:59 pm
by KarelXWB
The Asiana livery is not that bad but I agree with other people about the company's tiles being way too small.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:01 am
by MSPNWA
I don't think that livery fits very well. The tail colors end up being too low, and the huge fuselage is boringly white. The old livery would have interesting to see.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:09 am
by IAHflyer97
It's very white. I will say that. Seems like just an undercoat almost.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:38 am
by 777Jet
Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 10):
I think that all the A380s around look ugly because the A380 is not elegant...

I disagree. Some look a lot better than others and the Thai 388 is far from ugly...

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:39 am
by Ab345
The tail colours on the wing tip look cool though 

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:23 am
by tjcab
I like it. But IMO, tht titles are way too small. For me, being a minimalist, less is more. Not a big fan of busy liveries. What's inside, that's what matters to me.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:28 am
by worldrider
The A380 is a beauty sourrounded by, as far as i can see,
many jealous north american people including expats...
Passenger love flying on it, compared to 777
Or a 787 the forms are way more appealing,
Just my piece of opinion, and maybe one you
Mind ask the passengers, ears and eyes open
And maybe close your ugly mouth for a second..
Asiana livery looks great, on any plane anyway.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:34 am
by mdavies06
The title font should be twice as large and should be in the centre of the fuselage. But I think it is still better than CZ.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:37 am
by worldrider
And im being very polite with the noisy
Ducks. The A380 is the best looking aircraft ever
Made since the 747, and im flying within 3 hours on
A BA 747, i wish it were on their new a380.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:42 am
by birdbrainz
Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 10):
I think that all the A380s around look ugly because the A380 is not elegant... Nothing you can do about it.

I generally agree, but Qatar's livery on the 380 is about as good looking as it gets, and almost makes me like the looks of the 380.

Asiana's livery is just too white, and I agree about the gray in the tail. It looks fine on the 777, but not here.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:34 am
by wingflex744
Quoting ardian (Reply 24):
The A380 is the Fiat Multipla of aviation

hahahaha this made my day...!!   
When I was living in Italy I could not stand that car...but at Fiat it did not take long to realize the ugly creature that was released so they made a decent restyled model...however I am not quite sure Airbus can do the same with the ugly betty A380...hopefully a stretched version will improve the slimline but I wouldn't bet my money that there is a market for it   

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:37 am
by 777Jet
Quoting Ab345 (Reply 31):
The tail colours on the wing tip look cool though

They actually do. I didn't see them there as I was blinded by all the white!

Maybe they need a logo or something on the engines... The QF logo on their 380 engines help ad a bit of class, and the MH 380 engines look superb! There is just too much white IMO...

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:12 am
by mariner
Quoting worldrider (Reply 33):
The A380 is a beauty sourrounded by, as far as i can see,
many jealous north american people including expats...

Saying the A380 is the last refuge of the bashers - look how they flock to this thread. LOL.

At least we're past the days when "some" a.netters insisted the A380 would never fly because ti wouldn't be able to get off the ground.

 

mariner

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:16 am
by IslandRob
Quoting ardian (Reply 24):
The A380 is the Fiat Multipla of aviation.

I had to google that, but, the minute I saw the Multipla pics, your comment made sense. Regards. -ir

[Edited 2014-03-28 21:17:47]

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:06 am
by smi0006
Have any cabin pictures been released?

How many cabin crew will OZ staff their A380s with? If they livery is dated, sure as hell their uniforms are too!

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:02 am
by AF185
Quoting ardian (Reply 24):

The A380 is the Fiat Multipla of aviation.

   That really made me laugh!
Though the Multipla was a greater harm to the car industry than the A380 to the aviation world IMO  

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:09 am
by Braybuddy
Looks very smart! I'm glad they didn't use a larger typeface: that only tends to cheapen the look. One of the nicer liveries on the A380.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:47 am
by AirPacific747
Quoting worldrider (Reply 35):
and im flying within 3 hours on
A BA 747, i wish it were on their new a380.

Going to have my first A380 experience within one month. Can't wait!  
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 43):
Looks very smart! I'm glad they didn't use a larger typeface: that only tends to cheapen the look. One of the nicer liveries on the A380.

I agree.

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:13 am
by brilondon
Quoting Miami (Thread starter):

The first OZ A380 has been fully painted in Hamburg.

Aircraft registration is F-WWAP / HL7625

OZ plans to deploy the A380 first on June 13. Operating short haul services to Tokyo Narita, Hong Kong, Osaka Kansai and Bangkok. Until August 15, when it'll begin long haul services to LAX.

I like OZ livery on the A380, but it's nothing big IMO. Thoughts?


White, a sea of white. The engines need something, anything that might salvage this thing. Although, the plane is ugly to start with but I believe that it needs to have colour like KEs. Also needs something on the engines...maybe that would work and then maybe not.

Quoting worldrider (Reply 33):
The A380 is a beauty sourounded by, as far as i can see,
many jealous north american people including expats...
Passenger love flying on it, compared to 777
Or a 787 the forms are way more appealing,
Just my piece of opinion, and maybe one you
Mind ask the passengers, ears and eyes open
And maybe close your ugly mouth for a second..
Asiana livery looks great, on any plane anyway.

   [/quote]

Not sure why you think are allowed to voice your opinion when you shoot down people for having an opinion.

[Edited 2014-03-29 03:18:32]

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:07 am
by stratocruiser
The tail are OK and easily recognisable but I agree that the overall expanse of white is just overpowering and, all in all, I think this is the least attractive A380 scheme to have appeared to date.

With regard to the A380 itself, I think most observers would find it very difficult to describe it's appearance as beautiful, but its beauty in my opinion lies in what it is, what it is capable of and what it has achieved. It actually looks a bit like a quick drawing of an airliner that a child might make and I think the main factors contributing to its "ugly" appearance are its nose, its relatively short body for its size and its somewhat oversized tail. I would love to have seen it with a nose the shape of the A330/340, which I think is one of the most beautiful aircraft nose designs out there, but I guess aerodynamic factors determined this. I guess the tail has to be so big because of the relatively short body (just like the 747SP had a bigger tail than the other 747s). If a stretched A380-900 was ever produced then I think the extra length would make the whole aircraft look better proportioned....but it would still have that nose!

Despite saying all that, one amazing aircraft and I love it!

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:16 am
by RyanairGuru
Quoting TC957 (Reply 20):
I don't get this Asiana red tick, or a leaning 7, V or whatever else it's supposed to be

As said, it is the Kumho logo, Asiana's parent company. It has precisely zero relevance to the airline brand below the BOD level.

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 38):
Maybe they need a logo or something on the engines... The QF logo on their 380 engines help ad a bit of class

I think that's it. My first thought was "why does it look so much worse than the A380 in the QF colourscheme". The basics are the same: white aircraft with a swooshy thing on the tail that extends down over the fuselage.

The difference is that QF have (a) bigger letters, (b) "Spirit of Australia" takes up some white space, (c) the kangaroo on the engines that further kills white space.

While you couldn't call it "attractive", the A380 looks more proportioned in the QF colourscheme to the OZ one IMHO


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RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:56 pm
by k83713
Despite A380 being an amazing machine, I think its design is really too special. It could look better, maybe, if the cockpit was located on the second level, like the one of b747. But the Airbus solution with the low cockpit makes its forehead look like that of a not very sportive scientist...

[Edited 2014-03-29 06:01:26]

RE: Asiana Airlines First A380 Fully Painted

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:52 pm
by BaconButty
Quoting worldrider (Reply 33):
The A380 is a beauty sourrounded by, as far as i can see,
many jealous north american people including expats...

Which surprises me, since one rather unfortunate experience I had in Tullahoma, TN many moons ago suggested they had a penchant for large "foreheads" and "bug eyes". *shudder*