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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:58 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 49):
What is your source? makes more sense on A350.

I believe the first CX A350 is being painted in Nov. Introducing it on the 77W makes some sense because then CX can unveil it at HKG, not TLS, and have it out flying about while the A350 won't be delivered until early next year iirc. Or the alternative is to paint the first (possibly couple) A350 in the old livery and hold off until later to introduce the livery but if they are introducing a new livery I doubt they would want to do that versus having their entirely new fleet in the new paint.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:00 pm

Word is on the street that a new livery will be announced on November 1:

http://twitter.com/winglets747/status/656034669813592064

It says the new livery will be presented on a 77W.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:27 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 51):
It says the new livery will be presented on a 77W.

Can't wait to see it. I have high hopes so hopefully I will not be disappointed.  
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:29 pm

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 52):

See below.

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 38):
This new livery is actually a small enhancement. The titles are repositioned and the tail is green. The grey stripe remains down the fuselage.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:31 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 53):
See below.

Ah, thanks for the info. I guess I have missed that post. I had hopes for more change in the livery.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:53 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 51):
Word is on the street that a new livery will be announced on November 1:

http://twitter.com/winglets747/status/656034669813592064

It says the new livery will be presented on a 77W.

Followed close behind by CX's 1st 359
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:29 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 51):

See reply 45...
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:11 am

New livery announcement on Nov 1st, stay tune.

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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:27 am

Quoting YLWbased (Reply 57):

MH too but not on that date.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:15 am

Meh.... unveiling of a new livery is one of the more important occasion in an airline's life, so why would you unveil a new livery (after more than 10 years...) on the 777-300ER,
, a type where they have dozens of and especially if they don't get any new planes of that particular type anymore? And then additionally, the 300ER is such a boring looking (!!!) aircraft... ahhhh CX, why???
It would have made much more sense to start a new livery with a new aircraft family, no? But well, this really sucks, but I guess some of the reasons mentioned above are valid and an airline doesn't care much about
us here on a.net... (rightly so ha ha).
I nevertheless hope that we get to see the new livery on an A350 asap.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:03 am

^ Or on a 747 even though they are going, it would be a nice thing to do.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:05 am

Quoting qf340500 (Reply 59):
I nevertheless hope that we get to see the new livery on an A350 asap.

The first A350 will emerge from paint next month.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:38 am

I am not questioning about the news of 1/11 announcement,
but why don't wait till their 1st 350 for the next month,
especially when CX are not in hurry (for whatever reasons) to introduce a new livery.

Unless it is really a minor update to the livery which 99.9% of their passangers won't even notice.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:49 am

Quoting hongkongflyer (Reply 62):
but why don't wait till their 1st 350 for the next month,

The A350 will emerge from paint without engines. I suppose CX does not want to present a new livery on an unfinished airframe, and for some reason they cannot wait until the A350 is fully completed (January/February 2016).
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:03 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 63):
The A350 will emerge from paint without engines. I suppose CX does not want to present a new livery on an unfinished airframe, and for some reason they cannot wait until the A350 is fully completed (January/February 2016).

That is indeed a possibility. Also, the 777 has the benefit of maximising publicity for the new livery right from the start, since the repainted aircraft is likely to rotate across a higher number of destinations in CX's network compared to the A350 - at least until more of the latter are delivered.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:04 pm

As I mentioned earlier, the A350 will emerge from paint...and just sit in TLS (other than test flights) for the next 1.5-2 months. Delivery is not scheduled until early next year.

Much better to unveil it at your home base where you can get maximum coverage from local media and give the chance for employees to get a look. Also then can be placed into immediate service and flying around their network. Waiting for the A350 to have the full unveil means that everyone who cares would have already seen it from when Airbus first painted the plane, or requires Airbus to paint it white/ in the old livery and CX spending their own time and money repainting the aircraft when it is delivered. AA did the latter (with their first 77W in just the basic grey with the tail flag area white) but they were launching a full top to bottom rebrand. CX has already presented their updated brand/logo, it is just a livery refresh.

[Edited 2015-10-20 06:07:08]
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:31 pm

So which 77W is going to get that "fresh" logo first? I noticed the first several 77W's they received had already been repainted, just wondering which one (B-KP?) will get the "first" treatment.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:43 am

Well with a CX A350 entering the paintshop now and no pre painted winglets it's going to be obvious soon, rumour of a 777 coming out from the hangar in the refresh livery this Sunday would tie up with the 350 coming out of the paint shop in Toulouse.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:01 am

Quoting CCA (Reply 67):
and no pre painted winglets

In fact, Airbus never installed the winglets during assembly.

Yes Airbus and CX have done a good job to hide even the smallest detail on the aircraft.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:48 am

B-KPM appears to have been taken out of service a week ago and has headed to XMN quite possibly for repaint into the new livery.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:49 am

CX get two major PR events this way - new livery and A350.

Perhaps the livery looks better on the 77W
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:19 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 70):


As well as the new / refashed J ,PEY and Y
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:17 pm

Quoting b-hox (Reply 69):
B-KPM appears to have been taken out of service a week ago and has headed to XMN quite possibly for repaint into the new livery.

If I remember correctly, KL's second 744 in the new livery (PH-BFV) also received (heavy?) maintenance in XMN? I assume there a large and popular MRO in XMN? Why hasn't CX done this in-house (in Hong Kong) or is HAECO in Hong Kong too expensive for CX to do repainting?


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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:33 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 72):
If I remember correctly, KL's second 744 in the new livery (PH-BFV) also received (heavy?) maintenance in XMN? I assume there a large and popular MRO in XMN? Why hasn't CX done this in-house (in Hong Kong) or is HAECO in Hong Kong too expensive for CX to do repainting?

CX Group has shares in the maintenance company in XMN. HK is too expensive to carry out heavy maintenance.
(But airlines in US think that doing maintenance in HK is cheaper then in US even with the costs of ferry flights across the Pacific)...
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:37 pm

Quoting hongkongflyer (Reply 73):

Quoting A388 (Reply 72):
If I remember correctly, KL's second 744 in the new livery (PH-BFV) also received (heavy?) maintenance in XMN? I assume there a large and popular MRO in XMN? Why hasn't CX done this in-house (in Hong Kong) or is HAECO in Hong Kong too expensive for CX to do repainting?

CX Group has shares in the maintenance company in XMN. HK is too expensive to carry out heavy maintenance.
(But airlines in US think that doing maintenance in HK is cheaper then in US even with the costs of ferry flights across the Pacific)...

Would US carriers be going to XMN from now on having that info? I mean MX is MX, it'll have to pass check-list anyways.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:58 pm

Quoting hongkongflyer (Reply 73):
CX Group has shares in the maintenance company in XMN. HK is too expensive to carry out heavy maintenance.
(But airlines in US think that doing maintenance in HK is cheaper then in US even with the costs of ferry flights across the Pacific)...

Okay I didn't know that. Thanks for the explanation.


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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:09 pm

Further to that discussion the XMN maintenance base used to be called TAECO but has now been renamed HAECO so i imagine it's now just an extension of HAECO Hong Kong and the planes go where the work is needed.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:54 pm

I have heard CX green referred to as 'Hospital Green' or 'Institutional Green' - Not very flattering to say the least.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:15 am

Here we are allegedly.

If true, what an underwhelming design. CX management must be color blind!


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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:21 am

Its devoid of almost any color. Looks beyond boring vanilla.
Yes management must be color blind if this is indeed the official livery.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:21 am

That's among the dumbest livery changes I've ever seen.

What's wrong with the current livery?!
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:24 am

So a few changes and the removal of the red.... Here's hoping it looks a little better in flesh.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:03 am

Wow that is epically bad, it's so dull and the pollution in Hong Kong is not going to do it any favors.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:10 am

If the fuselage is a green tint, maybe it will work.

Like 99% of new liveries on anet - most will hate it until they see it in the flesh.
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:20 am

Please no!
That is soooo bad! It could only have been worse if the tail was white with a green brushwing: then it would've looked like China Eastern!
Even I could've come up with something more creative than that! Hopefully this is NOT the real thing...
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:29 am

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 83):
Like 99% of new liveries on anet - most will hate it until they see it in the flesh.

If that's it, I like it.  

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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:28 am

Coming from someone who works in Design/Architecture, I think it's fantastic. It's simple, modern and clean.

My only negative lies with the fuselage tint. Plain white like what Virgin Austtalua did then no. Silver tint or similar then wow.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:35 am

Very good, looks modern and clean.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:58 am

Turkmenistan Airlines won't be happy.....
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:39 am

It looks like the fuselage is two tone; there seems to be a very slight colour change running through the brushwing forward of door 1 - looks like very light green and very, very light green (or white).

It think it will probably look well in the "flesh" ... only 24h to wait before we find out!
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:44 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 78):
Here we are allegedly.

Why did they publish it now? Boeing and Airbus managed to keep the secret so why now publishing it just briefly before the ceremony or has it leaked?

Another comment: the picture is somehow strange, I think a.net would not accept this picture since it shows the side of the fuselage that flies in the shadow.

And can we agree which thread will be kept? Right now there are two running in parallel.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:20 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 83):
If the fuselage is a green tint, maybe it will work.
Quoting kaitak (Reply 89):
It looks like the fuselage is two tone; there seems to be a very slight colour change running through the brushwing forward of door 1 - looks like very light green and very, very light green (or white).

It looks like the fuselage is the same as the current livery with the wide light green stripe. They just removed the mustache, moved the titles up and have the enlarged logo before the first doors.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:46 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 78):
Here we are allegedly.

If true, what an underwhelming design. CX management must be color blind!

It looks really nice.

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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:49 pm

Quoting skipness1E (Reply 88):

What makes you say that? Looks nothing like their livery, and Turkmenistan have green engines, not white ones like this!
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:52 pm

Quoting seahawk (Reply 87):
Very good, looks modern and clean.
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 92):
It looks really nice.

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Yes, I don't know what's wrong with me, but I like it. Being a European, maybe I already say too much euro-white and got used to it.

Together with MU's new "colours" it seems as if this is a new trend...
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:11 pm

The more I look at it, the more I think it looks rather sharp and contemporary, but at the same time it feels rather cold. The red accents provided that little bit of warmth and vibrance that made the previous livery seem more balanced.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:00 pm




  
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:45 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 78):
If true, what an underwhelming design. CX management must be color blind!

A bit underwhelming indeed. They could have done a bit more with the new livery.
 
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:48 pm

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 97):
A bit underwhelming indeed. They could have done a bit more with the new livery.

I'm starting to get use to these "new" liveries.. All the same..

Have you seen China Eastern and Air Europa new livery?   
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RE: New Cathay Pacific Livery Update?

Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:52 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 98):
Have you seen China Eastern and Air Europa new livery?

I have. And they are both disappointing imho.  

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