777way
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Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:45 pm

I think the white engines would have looked better if the livery was divided by an ANA style slash with the bottom half being white.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xfwspotter/15246490664/in/photostream/ by XFW Spotter.

[Edited 2014-11-26 09:46:07]
 
777way
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:59 pm

And on A321 with coloured engines hope 380 and 787 go coloured too.

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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:19 pm

Badly needs body coloured engines tbh.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:40 am

 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:19 am

No Offence but that is most ugliest livery on an A380, in my view.
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:28 am

I like the desert colour. Something different!

BTW, there is one Airbus doing a test flight out of XFW right now - AIB166C with F-WWSS. Which one is that?
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:53 am

The A380, future A6-APA
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Quoting nimool (Reply 4):
No Offence but that is most ugliest livery on an A380, in my view.

I think its one of the best!
The more I see from Etihads new livery the more I like it. Together with BA and Korean I think this is the best paint for the A380 so far. The A380 needs colour to break up its bulky look.
Its different and bold, and the colours are tasteful and fitting to the country. The overall livery is also less tacky than the outgoing scheme.

Its definitely not one lame crap a la Iberia, JAL, or worse, China Eastern.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:18 pm

Oh wow, that's one smart-looking plane. I love it!
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Top livrery !! It will perfectly suit the 787-9 like Virgin Atlantic's.

I watched its take-off 6-7 times. Amazing plane.
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Quoting na (Reply 7):
The more I see from Etihads new livery the more I like it. Together with BA and Korean I think this is the best paint for the A380 so far. The A380 needs colour to break up its bulky look.

+1
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:03 pm

Etihad Airways new colors are awesome.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:26 pm

So why coloured engines on A321 and not on A380?
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:28 pm

Quoting Armodeen (Reply 2):

I completely agree
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:31 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 13):
So why coloured engines on A321 and not on A380?

I think that will change before they start commercial service.
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:59 pm

Quoting sralfalo (Reply 6):
The A380, future A6-APA

Danke. You can check it at flightaware24 right now, they are doing a huge test flight.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:18 pm

What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:47 pm

I really like the general concept of the new livery and the tail section looks great. But, at least in my opinion, something is off with the way it extends forward on the top and bottom of the fuselage.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:48 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 16):
Couple more photo's:


Etihad A380 A6-APA MSN 166-3409 by Daniel D.346, on Flickr


Etihad A380 A6-APA MSN 166-3392 by Daniel D.346, on Flickr


Etihad A380 A6-APA MSN 166-3426 by Daniel D.346, on Flickr

i have to say, that is one fantastic livery!       Can't wait to fly in one.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:13 pm

So when do they slap that stupid "FORMULA ONE" advert on top of the brand? Really bugs me, it destroys the intergrity of the branding IMHO, much like EXPO 2020 on Emirates and "FORMULA ONE" all over Gulf Air, another otherwise beautiful scheme.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:56 pm

Quoting nimool (Reply 4):
No Offence but that is most ugliest livery on an A380, in my view.



I could not agree more.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:10 pm

Flat out gorgeous.

This A380 looks like a palace in those colours! Best A380 in the sky in my opinion.

Loved the new livery from the start and I'll love it till it's rebranded again.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:01 pm

I remember reading something official saying that the fleet would be re-branded on par with the maintenance schedule. Can anyone confirm if the A340's will also be repainted?
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:35 pm

The three remaining Air India 77L they are leasing might be the next type to get this livery.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:13 am

The colour combination is awesome! but thats where my like for this livery ends. I don't understand the tail to fuselage mix, nor do I "get" what the shapes on the tail are meant to represent!

However that pinkish gold hue in the sunlight is stunning!

I still think though the A380 lends itself better to the dreaded Euro whites schemes (of which personally Im a fan of) as the A380 is quite a bulky mass of airplane (putting it next to say a 744/8 for eg), the white tends to smooth it out a bit. Just my 2c's

 
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:36 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 16):

I really like the new livery and think it looks great on the A380  
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:34 am

Wow what a beauty. Just recently got 1:200 A380s one being China Southern and Qatar. Honestly the Etihad A380 1:200 will be amazing.

I don't know how some could suggest, this is the ugliest livery on an aircraft. It's downright gorgeous. Hopefully they retain their FA uniforms, including the very terrific female Purser uniforms.
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:09 pm

Interesting detail: the A380 and 787 engine nacelles are white, the A321 nacelles on the other hand are painted in gold.
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:14 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 27):

Look at reply 1.

Quoting Lostsound (Reply 21):
Best A380 in the sky in my opinion.

In terms of what?

Overall, we'd have to wait for Emirates to unveil it's new cabin!
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:18 pm

Close up of the A321 with colored engines:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15277611253_9e4189c27f_b.jpgA321 Etihad Airways A6-AED by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15709925030_0daecc41c1_b.jpgA321 Etihad Airways A6-AED by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr

A380 without colored engines:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8585/15867853222_5bb73acb6e_b.jpgA380 Etihad A6-APA by XFW-Spotter, on Flickr
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:46 pm

WOW on the A321, loving it more, I know it has some philopsphy behind it but I dont care as long as a livery looks good even if it was drawn on a napkin using crayons at the spur of the moment with no logic to the design, as long as its balanced and everything is placed well.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:30 pm

I love the new EY livery and they should keep those engines white to give more balance to the colors used to avoid having too much pearl color in the entire livery.

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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:52 pm

^ Woiudnt that also work for AA livery, tie in with the tail design?
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:04 pm

I really like the new Etihad color scheme a lot. A nice combination of colors that remind me of the desert. And very unique and classy.

And I agree, the engine nacelles need to be colored gold.

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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:43 pm

Quoting Armodeen (Reply 2):
Badly needs body coloured engines tbh.

It does. For the rest I like this livery very much. It is quite a bold move by EY.  .

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 27):

Interesting detail: the A380 and 787 engine nacelles are white, the A321 nacelles on the other hand are painted in gold.

That is interesting.....   .

Quoting Miami (Reply 29):
Close up of the A321 with colored engines:

And that looks so much better.  
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:37 pm

It would have been nice if they had made the arabic title as large as the english one and had the in the same tandem as on the left side of aircraft i.e arabic title on left english on right, the crest as I said before should have been near cockpit and small, maybe between cockpit and front exit, thats the best spot, the flag at the rear next to registration.
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:02 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 35):
It would have been nice if they had made the arabic title as large as the english one

For some reason QR, EK and EY have opted to have the Arabic titles in smaller size next to the english titles. I don't know why that is.

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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:50 pm

Love the fuselage color - but the tail is a little too busy for my liking and the transition tail to fuselage looks sloppy IMO
 
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RE: Etihad A380 Daylight Pics

Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:04 am

Quoting ER757 (Reply 37):
Love the fuselage color - but the tail is a little too busy for my liking and the transition tail to fuselage looks sloppy IMO

Yes, its the tail that I dont like as well. Only a small minority will agree it looks like according to this thread.

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