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Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:39 pm

Transaero is intending to introduce a new special livery instead of "Flight of Hope" for EI-XLK which was stored in MLB few months ago. The first unofficial photo of new livery leaked online today. How do you find it?  

http://i.imgur.com/8AJNcrl.jpg
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:41 pm

Flying Siberian Tiger?   


Looks cool! *meow*
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Ick. It looks like one of those awful airbrushed paintings you see on the side of rides at the state fair.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:35 pm

Quoting N415XJ (Reply 2):
Ick. It looks like one of those awful airbrushed paintings you see on the side of rides at the state fair.

Agree with you!! Well it's just as bad like AeroSur (Spain)
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:50 am

I think it's creative, if you look at the cockpit windows as the tiger's eyes  
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:52 am

I think it looks pretty cool! Difficult to review it just by the single front picture though.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:07 am

In a world of eurowhite, give me some colour anytime.

AeroSur was from Bolivia, btw
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:05 am

Quoting N415XJ (Reply 2):
Ick. It looks like one of those awful airbrushed paintings you see on the side of rides at the state fair.
Quoting ALAfly (Reply 3):
Agree with you!! Well it's just as bad like AeroSur (Spain)

People constantly complain about boring and bland liveries. When airlines do spice things up every once in a while, there's always more complaining about not liking it. No one can ever win, it seems.  

I'll take a creative and colorful livery any day over the usual bunch. Helps lighten the mood.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:39 am

"The Feliner!" anyone? Great one off livery though. May give Frontier Airlines a run for their money.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:56 am

I can hear the engines roar!
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:16 am

I can already see a bare-chested Putin riding on the back of it...
 
dmsolovyev
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:25 am

The registration is EI-XLN. Two other photos from VKO (source):

http://i.imgur.com/jCP13BT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4Gq67zB.jpg

…I actually like it!   
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:29 am

Amur tiger actually inhabits far east regions of Russia (where Transaero flies): Wikipedia

[Edited 2015-06-22 04:30:21]
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:42 am

Very cool looking livery! Looks a bit bizarre side on though, although that's obviously to maximise the effect on the front.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:47 am

Looks super cool from the front, a bit weird from the side. I love it.  
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:54 am

Quoting ALAfly (Reply 3):
Well it's just as bad like AeroSur

Not really, the Aerosur one always looked more like a cartoon version.

It will look pretty silly if the dome gets damaged and is replaced with a stock one though.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:52 pm

I think it looks great.

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 15):

It will look pretty silly if the dome gets damaged and is replaced with a stock one though.

So what, it will be painted in due time if not immediately.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:29 pm

A few other photos from Facebook:

http://i.imgur.com/ncweYKJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/a2ti0lP.jpg
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:44 pm

Love it. And glad they focused on the view from the front -- that is the angle from which the passengers usually see the aircraft.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:49 pm

Looks smart. I like it. Shame only about the two squares cut out near the cockpit and down around the pitots.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Thundercats comes to mind.  
I love it! Very original. Very Russian.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:13 pm

Some info for spotters:

Most likely, Transaero will put EI-XLN on the schedule flights to AER and AYT since Tuesday.
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:17 pm

Quoting jetwet1 (Reply 15):
Not really, the Aerosur one always looked more like a cartoon version.

After Seeing the photos that dmsolovyev posted from Facebook looks really much more better, so must correct my thoughts from first photo. Seemed simply not the right angel. But never mind as from a further distance and angle to the Aircraft looks nice.

But is simply great what UN does for the Tigers  
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:52 pm

Quoting ALAfly (Reply 22):
But is simply great what UN does for the Tigers

It's refreshing to see an airline speak out for the animals. Kudos to TransAero!

And now for something completely different - a different big cat from an entirely different continent:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Cornelius Saayman

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:57 pm

Great idea....but Jesus it's scary!! The cockpit windows are in his forehead! And on the side profile it looks like the tiger is in pain! Would have been so much cooler going along the 747s massive fuselage.
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:01 pm

This pose along length of aorcraft would have been nicer.



[Edited 2015-06-22 16:32:10]
 
dmsolovyev
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:52 pm

Timelapse video of painting the aircraft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYwH1K1Veyw
 
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RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting jumpseat (Reply 13):
Very cool looking livery! Looks a bit bizarre side on though, although that's obviously to maximise the effect on the front.
Quoting JetBuddy (Reply 14):
Looks super cool from the front, a bit weird from the side. I love it.

I totally agree with you, it is nice but from weird looking from the side. It would be nice to paint more of the aircraft in a tiger livery as well but I'm not complaining. I like it.


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