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CARST
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New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:03 am

I just saw an AB Q400 (operated by LGW as usual) climb away from TXL as flight BER530L. The livery looked new to me, actually I didn't even recognize the aircraft as an AB plane.

So I checked flightradar, it is this aircraft: http://www.flightradar24.com/reg/d-abqq

Here is also a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EABkA5tKGKw


So just an short-termin solution? Doesn't seem so, because the livery is already one year old. Or a test for a new ultra-cheap Euro-White livery? Doesn't look good IMO...
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:11 am

Have seen this livery on the Q400 for quite some while at HAM and other places. Think it's turboprop specific but certainly not a new livery. Maybe somebody knows the reason

Besides, I like it, albeit less than AB's regular livery
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:12 am

I have seen this particular plane too.
It could just be a test for a revised livery.
Afterall it´s the only one sporting this inverted colours, bar the odd all white 737.
I don´t think they´ll go for it and I sure hope they won´t.
The current livery is really nice, smart looking and fresh.
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:21 am

Negative - that aircraft just did not make it into the paintshop yet. This will be done once some heavy maintenance will be scheduled and then afterwards it will get into the full livery
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:22 am

Eww. Their current livery is so nice.
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:34 am

if i am not mistaken these are the former skywork dh4s. they are also configured slightly different...
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:53 am

It is not the first time AB does this. I guess it is relatively short-term contract aircraft. Here is an A320-200, operated by Blue Wings for AB, that had a white livery: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000094974.html

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Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:07 am


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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:20 am

TY134A is right. These are Skywork colours.
However, according to pictures on another aviation photo community the aircraft should be painted in the standard livery now. When did you see it in Berlin?
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:44 pm

Quoting machnus (Reply 8):

Three days ago, when I opened the thread. My office window is just 1000 meters from the thresholds of the 26 runways, I see all departures or arrivals, depending on wind direction, quite clearly.
 
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:11 am

Quoting CARST (Reply 9):
My office window is just 1000 meters from the thresholds of the 26 runways, I see all departures or arrivals, depending on wind direction, quite clearly.

I hate you....... just kidding but super jealous. Probably good I don't have a job like that. No work would get done.
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RE: New AB (AirBerlin) Super-cheap Euro-White Livery?

Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:34 am

At least it has the AB logo on it unlike the two former OLT Express Airbus flying around. They have worn that tail while flying for AB at least 3 years, D-ABDB and D-ABGS.

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