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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:27 am

Can someone tells me what the logo on Ryan Air tail is all about? I think it is kind of a musical instrument but then whey choose a logo of a musical instrument? Is there any corporate image message or whatsoever that this logo means? Perhaps some Irish traditional insignia that I am not aware. Love to hear more on this please.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:43 am

It's a harp. Very much a traditional Irish symbol. Appears on the official flag and seal of the President of the Irish Republic.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:23 am

It's the national symbol of Ireland, for chrissake!!
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:49 am

Ryanair started out as an Irish regional carrier, not as a pan-european LCC. Presumably MOL is just too cheap to pay for rebranding.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:13 am

..And Ryanair started out with the BAC 1-11 with a triple-R tail logo in the shape of three celtic running legs. The Harp came later.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:36 am

Quoting doug_or (Reply 3):
Ryanair started out as an Irish regional carrier, not as a pan-european LCC. Presumably MOL is just too cheap to pay for rebranding.

While you may have a point about the cheapness, I don't see why they'd need to rebrand. The bright colors fit their business well, the logo is subtle enough that it doesn't scream "IRELAND!" It's not an Irish flag, or bright green colors, or shamrocks, they leave that to the flag carrier.

Anywho...Personally I like the brand.

  
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:51 am

Quoting flyDTW1992 (Reply 5):

It screams Ireland to me! The Celtic Harp is on Irish flags, seals, coins, passports, and official documents. It's more a symbol of Ireland, officially at least, than Shamrocks are.

And I like it too. I think it's one of the better tails in Aviation, honestly.

[Edited 2015-08-31 23:53:10]
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:03 am

Quoting N766UA (Reply 2):
for chrissake!!

Was that necessary? Why would everyone know that?

I bet you're one of those people who things the SQ logo is a bird.

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Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:05 am

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 4):
..And Ryanair started out with the BAC 1-11 with a triple-R tail logo in the shape of three celtic running legs. The Harp came later.

Actually, they started in 1985 with an EMB-110, followed by HS-748 and ATR42. The BAC 1-11s (and ROMBAC 1-11s) came later in history. The 1-11s were their first jet aircraft and the first with the har logo.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:36 am

It's a harp, Ireland's national symbol.

It's also a flying angel, something not everyone see's at first but many became aware of this fact when Ryanair infamously gave their angel a boob job!



Aer Lingus opted for the Shamrock back in 1938, the general manager of the airline thought the airline needed a logo that was uniquely Irish and one that would be recognisable around the world so sketched a few designs and it was quickly adopted.

I'm not entirely sure why Ryanair opted for the national symbol of Ireland as it's logo, the history of Ryanair's brand evolution isn't particularly well documented but I think pitting itself directly against Aer Lingus at the time probably had something to do with it. Fast forward a few years and that logo has seen Ryanair leave Aer Lingus in the dust and take on the big boys to become one of Europe's and the World's largest airlines, not bad at all!

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Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:55 am

The angle of the logo was recently changed. She now points upwards slightly more.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:03 pm

Quoting winterlight (Reply 10):
She now points upwards slightly more.

It's all going tits up at Ryanair?
I mean will they re-brand the whole fleet obv....?
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:19 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
Fast forward a few years and that logo has seen Ryanair leave Aer Lingus in the dust and take on the big boys to become one of Europe's and the World's largest airlines, not bad at all!

Lets not get too carried away, Whilst FR has been an outstanding success, and is one of the Worlds largest airlines in terms of passengers flown, on all other measures (fleet size, income, routes flown etc) it is not
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:37 pm

On a side note, you will also notice on Ryanair aircraft that the Irish flag appears next to the EI- registration. As pan European as Ryanair are, they are proud of their roots. easyJet, despite being on the UK G- register, display the EU flag instead.

[Edited 2015-09-01 05:38:40]
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:01 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 7):
I bet you're one of those people who things the SQ logo is a bird.

The SQ logo is a bird and the MH logo is a fish!
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:07 pm

Quoting kdhurst380 (Reply 13):
As pan European as Ryanair are, they are proud of their roots.

Are there names more Irish than Ryan?
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:21 pm

Quoting Jagflyer (Reply 14):
MH logo is a fish!

I am pretty sure that MHs logo is a kite.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:44 pm

Quoting breiz (Reply 15):
Are there names more Irish than Ryan?

Molly, Patrick, Sean come to mind....

Quoting N766UA (Reply 2):
It's the national symbol of Ireland, for chrissake!!

I know that and apparently you know that, but is there any need for the attitude? The poster asked a simple question. He (or she) was given a simple answer, and then you responded. I didnt realize the logo had a boob job, so I actually learned something from this thread too (although I am not sure what exactly I learned...)

The harp, by the way, may be associated with Ireland but it is very much a Gaelic or Celtic instrument. Indeed, the Welsh consider the harp their traditional musical instrument too. The difference is that there is no low-cost mega carrier based in Wales.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:47 pm

Quoting richierich (Reply 17):
Molly, Patrick, Sean come to mind....

Ryan is a surname in Ireland, mostly.
 
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Quoting EIDL (Reply 18):
Ryan is a surname in Ireland, mostly.

Makes sense.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:55 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 7):

SQ is a bird. Haha, surely that's quite obvious?! MH is a kite I read.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:15 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 6):
And I like it too. I think it's one of the better tails in Aviation, honestly.

Indeed, Ryanair does, to my mind, have a beautiful design of the exterior of their Aircraft. Much too beautiful for an airline like Ryan Air. Beautiful designs should be reserved to Premium Airlines, and "no frills Airlines" should be ugly.

  
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:15 pm

The similarity between Ryanair and Adamair has always creeped me a bit especially with the names and tail logos....
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:30 pm

oh sorry my answer is wrong and has been deleted

[Edited 2015-09-01 08:34:06]
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:24 pm

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
It's also a flying angel, something not everyone see's at first but many became aware of this fact when Ryanair infamously gave their angel a boob job!

You know when I'm bored during lectures, my doodles are frequently either an Airbus airplane (mostly since I cannot capture the 737 nose correctly) or an airline logo. I've drawn the FR logo so many times and it never occurred to me that it also included a flying angel so thanks for sharing.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:35 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 7):
I bet you're one of those people who things the SQ logo is a bird.

LOL what? Is that supposed to be insulting, or...?

Quoting richierich (Reply 17):
I know that and apparently you know that, but is there any need for the attitude?

There was no attitude. If someone asked "why does Air Canada have a leaf?" I'd say the same thing. Again with the thin skin on this board.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:08 pm

Quoting Jagflyer (Reply 14):
The SQ logo is a bird and the MH logo is a fish!

This one I like. I see what you did there   

Quoting planewasted (Reply 16):
I am pretty sure that MHs logo is a kite.

This one didn't see the [/sarcasm] code in the post.

Quoting TKA380 (Reply 20):
SQ is a bird. Haha, surely that's quite obvious?! MH is a kite I read.

This one... This one I am not sure.

Quoting N766UA (Reply 25):
LOL what? Is that supposed to be insulting, or...?

This one also thinks it's a bird   

But just to clarify, the SQ logo is actually a knife. Look it up.

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Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:24 pm

Quoting Coal (Reply 26):
SQ logo is actually a knife

I suppose this is some kind of joke but for the sake of logic and as per Landor and Associates the SQ logo is a bird.
 
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:34 pm

In a sense eveyone is right, the logo is a 'bird inspired by the kris'.

How you can have a bird 'inspired' by a dagger is an altogether different question.
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I am still chuckling at the comment that said the MAS logo is a fish. I thought everyone knew it was a kite.
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:32 pm

Quoting N766UA (Reply 25):
There was no attitude. If someone asked "why does Air Canada have a leaf?" I'd say the same thing. Again with the thin skin on this board.

Sure came across as an attitude. It's not about thin skin, it's about maintaining decency across a multi-cultural information forum. It's a slippery slope, what is 'common knowledge' to you and me might not be the same for somebody else, and they should not be berated for asking a question, especially a non-inflammatory one.
And anyway, isn't the four-leaf clover the national symbol of Ireland? How many national symbols of Singapore, where the OP purports to be from, can you name without looking it up?
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:59 pm

I think it's a harp.
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:07 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 26):
But just to clarify, the SQ logo is actually a knife. Look it up.

Sure doesn't look like any of the keris knives I'm familiar with, but it's sure look like a bird!
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:19 am

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 9):
It's also a flying angel, something not everyone see's at first but many became aware of this fact when Ryanair infamously gave their angel a boob job!

This is why I enjoy these kinds of threads. As with the famous arrow in the FX logo, I never really saw the FR angel before until someone mentioned it here. I initially just saw the harp and never really bothered to focus on the logo after that. Now all of sudden I'll be looking out for the angel with the boob job whenever a Ryanair jet passes by. 
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:48 am

Quoting richierich (Reply 30):
And anyway, isn't the four-leaf clover the national symbol of Ireland?

No.
     
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:45 am

Quoting richierich (Reply 30):
And anyway, isn't the four-leaf clover the national symbol of Ireland?

You're thinking of the shamrock, which normally has three leaves. It is not the national symbol of Ireland, but Aer Lingus do use it as their tail logo.
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:21 am

Harp is on Guinness as well?..popular logo apparently.
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:42 pm

Actually I think the logo has appeared to be a little bit lopsided on a few aircraft, mainly the newer ones. Has anybody noticed this? Maybe she had too much Guinness!

[Edited 2015-09-02 06:15:14]
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:16 pm

Quoting richierich (Reply 30):
And anyway, isn't the four-leaf clover the national symbol of Ireland?

Please acknowledge this as "attitude"!

IT BLOODY WELL IS NOT!!!!!

A shamrock is NOT a four leaf clover. That is an American bastardisation.
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:29 pm

Quoting tonystan (Reply 38):
Please acknowledge this as "attitude"!

IT BLOODY WELL IS NOT!!!!!

A shamrock is NOT a four leaf clover. That is an American bastardisation.

WELL IT ISNT A BLOODY HARP IS IT?
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:50 pm

Harp too is a symbol of Ireland! It's what appears on the front of our passports!!! So there!!!! Lol
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The harp is the official national symbol of Ireland, it has been part of Irish history for several centuries and today features on the Coat of arms of Ireland, the Irish Passport, the Presidential Standard, Flag of Leinster, logo of the Defence Forces and Coast Guard and also the official flag of Dublin City.

Guinness and Ryanair are the two largest companies that have adopted this as their logo, Guinness kept it purely as a harp while Ryanair opted to incorporate the angel. Most other Irish companies stay with the Shamrock, it's less official and therefore more interchangeable as it is largely linked with St. Patrick and the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. It's used by Aer Lingus, Irish Ferries, the national Rugby team, Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Bord Bia and IDA Ireland to name a few.

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 37):

Actually I think the logo has appeared to be a little bit lopsided on a few aircraft, mainly the newer ones. Has anybody noticed this? Maybe she had too much Guinness!

The angel/harp now looked upwards, representing Ryanair's "always getting better" programme and aiming higher. Bit like when Aer Lingus introduced their slanted, flying shamrock in the 90s which was quickly dubbed the drunken shamrock.

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