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China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:53 pm

As some people probably know, China Eastern Airlines will soon introduce a new livery. A part of the livery has been spotted on the tail fin of a brand new A330, currently undergoing assembly in Toulouse.

The aircraft is MSN 1569, the one with the yellow tail fin in the photo below:


Tail of first A330 China Eastern with new livery cn 1569 by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr

[Edited 2014-08-01 13:03:26]
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:10 pm

Interesting. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the livery when its fully painted.
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:21 pm

I don't recall a gold logo against a white tail in any of the early mockups. Hmmmmm'

https://talkairlines.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mu-77w.png?w=700&h=293

https://talkairlines.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mu-new-livery.jpg?w=700




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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:44 pm

Quoting f18raider (Reply 2):
I don't recall a gold logo against a white tail in any of the early mockups. Hmmmmm'

That's good, it means we will probably see no eurowhite livery after all.
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:30 am

Interestingly the logo design matches precisely those leaked but as pointed out, in a colour combination not suggested.
I hope it is something special and not just eurowhite as well. I actually like the tail design quite a lot but I hope there are colours other than just gold and white on the fuselage... Unless the fuselage is all gold or partial gold (hello Gulf Air) with white on it! That would be awesome, but I guess impractical.
Fingers crossed...
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:34 pm

I'm not holding my breath on it being anything special... I think we'll see another eurowhite livery... Yippee.

But I guess I'll just wait and see what they actually have.
 
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:38 pm

Looking at this picture I think the first 77W for China Eastern will have the livery shown in reply 2.

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10585.png

You can just make out the blue and red on the tail. But maybe it will be repainted.
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 6):
Looking at this picture I think the first 77W for China Eastern will have the livery shown in reply 2.

Wow 817Dreamliner,
Good catch, mate! I see what you mean...
How intriguing.
Maybe the A330 is a special version of the new livery? Or there will be a few versions of it like Air New Zealand? Maybe ANZ has started a new trend of multiple versions of the same basic livery...
Or maybe Boeing will simply repainted it?
Who knows... Like Etihad's geometric tailed A380, time will tell... But please may the gold one be the 'real' version...
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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:52 pm

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 6):
Looking at this picture I think the first 77W for China Eastern will have the livery shown in reply 2.
Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 6):
You can just make out the blue and red on the tail. But maybe it will be repainted.

Ha, nice catch!

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:22 pm

I suspect the gold is either a covering, a special livery, or the tail is not done. I do not see them abandoning the red and blue for a flat gold.
 
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:34 pm

Ok... Wild guess here...
Is the gold tail something to do with it being an A330, as in the type of jet Airbus is about to announce China will build in the future? Like some kind of celebratory jet with a special livery announcing it to the world, if you know what I mean? Maybe even used in the announcement ceremony or something? Or that the A330 Regional will be called 'Golden Eagle' or something?
That would then make the 777 version the 'real' colourscheme...
Just thinking...
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:50 pm

Any idea of who did it?

I am reserving judgement until I see more. It seems almost impossible to get away from: Bird, Flag, name or Globe. Naturally there are exceptions. Perhaps one big one on the way!
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Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:58 pm

What a shame. They had an opportunity to get rid of that horrible corporate logo. What is that? Some kind of deformed bird? A real shame... Nothing like the corporate logo of CA or CZ.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:05 pm

For variety's sake I just wished All Chinese airlines kept their nice cheat line traditional liveries. I still really like these old liveries. MU's and CZ's current liveries (would) look so nice on their 77W's.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:47 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 12):
What is that? Some kind of deformed bird?

It's a swallow, with the distinctive forked tail. No more "deformed" than Lufthansa's crane or TAME's condor. Nor Ozark's triple swallows. It's called, "stylization". To me, it also looks like a kite, which may be intentional.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:55 pm

Quoting f18raider (Reply 2):

If I am not mistaken, the Chinese glyphs in the second and fourth banners differ ever-so-slightly from those in the first and third. I can't tell if it's a stylistic variation or a completely different character.

As it is, I would be surprised that they would go with the red and blue banding, given its similarity to Malaysian Airlines.
 
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Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:12 am

Quoting toxtethogrady (Reply 15):
As it is, I would be surprised that they would go with the red and blue banding, given its similarity to Malaysian Airlines

Hi mate,
That's an excellent point....
Also, the new logo looks a bit 'Malaysia kite' and in Boeing's version, uses the same colours.
Maybe the gold Airbus version is some rushed stopgap while China Eastern ponders whether to modify it's new colours already in light of MH370 (big, emotional news obviously in China) and MH17.
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Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:14 am

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 6):

I see what you mean. You need to pay attention and specially know who this plane is for to be able to distinguish the change. Having said that, I do like the gold swallow more.

Quoting toxtethogrady (Reply 15):

Note also that all three of the main Chinese airlines use red and blue in their corporate branding. Someone should stand out...

[Edited 2014-08-02 21:21:26]
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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:46 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 12):
What a shame. They had an opportunity to get rid of that horrible corporate logo. What is that? Some kind of deformed bird?

It's a swallow.
 
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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:32 am

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 6):

Impressed by both KarelXWB and 817Dreamliner for noticing such details!

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 10):

According to reliable sources from inside the company, the new MU logo is in fact the blue & red swallow logo
In this case, the yellow logo seen on the A330 is most likely a special livery
 
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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:33 am

Quoting kaichinshih (Reply 19):
According to reliable sources from inside the company, the new MU logo is in fact the blue & red swallow logo
In this case, the yellow logo seen on the A330 is most likely a special livery

Hi mate,
Another piece added to the puzzle... Maybe the gold swallow on the A330 is something to do publicizing with the A330 completion centre or whatever in Tianjin.
Also, remember ANA painting it's first two 737-700s in an all gold version of it's standard colourscheme? I saw one about 5 years ago in Osaka and it looked awesome! Maybe China Eastern is doing something similar for some reason...
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Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:34 pm

Quoting bunumuring (Reply 20):

Someone on a Chinese aviation forum pointed out something rather interesting
Looking at the light reflections on all 3 tails
There are white lines on the logos of both the CA and CX A333
Yet, the MU logo looks exceptionally clean, with no white light reflections at all

People are saying that there is a COVER on the logo
meaning that the logo may end up being a red and blue one as well

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Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:54 pm

From this picture, it looks like you got the logo correct.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10586.htm
 
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Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:04 pm

I'm not sold on the explanation. You can quite clearly see a highlight effect on the logo where it overlaps onto the rudder.
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Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:12 pm

There is a picture on China Eastern NYs Facebook page but it doesn't work for me to link it here.

The picture shows a regular livery but not sue how accurate that would be.

It looks like the logo on the banner on the picture above coming out of the hangar looks different than the current logo.

We'll see soon enough what it will look like.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:59 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 24):

That's a picture used to promote the 777 years ago
It was (probs still is) used on ads and had to feature the current livery
Just like Boeing simulating an MU 77W in current livery when the airline announced its order
The new 77W will for sure feature a new livery & a new logo
 
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Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:01 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 24):
https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t1.0-9/10259762_553430794774166_3497977859397195181_n.jpg

https://talkairlines.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/mu-77w-old.png?w=700&h=278
 
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Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:52 am

Thanks !

I really like that second picture with large titles and at the front of the aircraft unlike the last one.

The current colors are nice and too bad that their are being changed but we'll see soon what the new livery will look like.

Thanks again!

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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:37 am

Quoting toxtethogrady (Reply 15):
If I am not mistaken, the Chinese glyphs in the second and fourth banners differ ever-so-slightly from those in the first and third. I can't tell if it's a stylistic variation or a completely different character.

Same characters, different typeface.
 
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Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:36 pm

Quoting toxtethogrady (Reply 15):
If I am not mistaken, the Chinese glyphs in the second and fourth banners differ ever-so-slightly from those in the first and third. I can't tell if it's a stylistic variation or a completely different character.

They're all the same. They say Zhōngguó Dōngfāng Hángkōng , or China Eastern Airlines.

Quoting rampart (Reply 14):
It's a swallow, with the distinctive forked tail. No more "deformed" than Lufthansa's crane or TAME's condor. Nor Ozark's triple swallows. It's called, "stylization". To me, it also looks like a kite, which may be intentional.

They could've gone with a much better stylized version: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=swallow+logo

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:54 am

WE451 China Eastern Airlines 777 B-2001 was rolled out of the factory to the fuel dock tonight.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10591.htm
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Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:02 am

So wait, is the logo positioned to be as if we are looking at it from above? Or from the side? If it's from the side, I could see it not being terribly bad. I always thought it was positioned as being seen from above, which is why I always thought it was deformed (e.g. the head was blended with one of the wings, but not the other).

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Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:06 am

Quoting mattcawby (Reply 30):






WE451 China Eastern Airlines 777 B-2001 was rolled out of the factory to the fuel dock tonight.

Closeup of the tail

http://paineairport.com/images/we451.png
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RE: China Eastern Airlines New Livery Sneak Preview

Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:40 am

Is it only to me or what? I just think the second pic of reply 2, the livery is highly resembling to the Malaysia Airlines current one.

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