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      Post #2091, posted on 10-09-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I heard through the grape vine here in Toronto that Air Canada (recently out of Chapter 11 or CCRA) is planning a big order for Airbus A340s.

      There is apparently a new colour scheme coming as well.

      I do hope we see the A340-600 in Air Canada colours!
      Now if Revell can do a 600 series kit that would be exciting.

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      Post #2092, posted on 10-09-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I read something about that new colour scheme coming, too. Don't know if anything about that is true. But I read that it'll be coming on a A340-600.

      Revell kit would certainly be awesome. Maybe an A340-500 would even be better in Air Canada livery.

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      Post #2095, posted on 10-09-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Any new livery that isn't another stinking white whale will be an improvement. How about painting the entire plane as if it were covered in beaver fur?

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      Post #2096, posted on 10-09-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Rumour is new colours to be revealed Oct 19 on a 767

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      Post #2097, posted on 10-09-2004 GMT-5 hours    
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      Any new livery that isn't another stinking white whale will be an improvement. How about painting the entire plane as if it were covered in beaver fur?



      Carefull what you wish for! The Air Canada Zip scheme was a little scary and the Jazz livery took some getting used to as well! A flying Beaver would be quite interesting......I have always thought that an A340 would look nice in TCA markings with the that the DC8's wore. Then again the current scheme is quite plain and it's likely time for a change.

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      Post #2099, posted on 10-10-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Rick,
      Why don't you write to Air Canada and give them your suggestion? They might pay you a good consultant fee :-)

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      Any new livery that isn't another stinking white whale will be an improvement. How about painting the entire plane as if it were covered in beaver fur?

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      Post #2106, posted on 10-10-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I got an idea...how about going back to the original TCA scheme with the twin stripes. A 340's gotta look good in that. Probably save a lot of money too in having to pay for a new design.

      Rick, your idea for some reason, instantly reminded me of that van that Jim Carey and his buddy transformed into a mutt in the movie Dumb & Dumber. It's a great movie. Check it out.

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      Post #2127, posted on 10-12-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      A new scheme is always interesting from our modeller point of view. But as an employee of an airline I find very shocking that after asking a lot of financial cut in the salaries, a company spend millions $ in repainting all the planes. ( United was the last until now)
      Personally I don't by a ticket on an airline for the color of the plane.

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      Post #2149, posted on 10-14-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      This month's Airliner World had a print of one of the proposed schemes. A GREAT BIG WHITE FUSELAGE WITH A GREEN TAIL!!!!! Yuk. The current finish looks much better. So did the one before - red stripes, red tail and maple leaf.

      C'mon Air Canada, you have got to do better than this.

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      Post #2163, posted on 10-17-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I have to agree with you guys about the trend to all white fuselage with painted tails. Sure saves a lot of money on different paint colors but gets very tiresome looking at them. I really liked the Delta paint scheme before they went to the all white but then they didn't ask me. Hell they didn't even get all the planes painted before they changed schemes again. Too bad some of these carriers can't go back to some of the really older schemes. How about the Delta Golden Crown 88's? Oh well. Just showing my age I guess.

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      Post #2180, posted on 10-19-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I've found pictures of the new colours. Those pictures don't show the airplane in it's totality, but it's clearly visble that it won't be an all-white scheme.
      Tail 1,
      Tail 2,
      Nose.

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      Post #2181, posted on 10-19-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Found more:
      New livery 1,
      Tail 3,
      New Livery 2,
      New Livery 3,
      New Livery 4,
      New Livery 5,
      New Livery 6.

      It's exactly the same scheme as before, but with different (very terrible) background colours. I think I have to get used to it. It certainly is original, although the blue colour reminds me of Cathay Pacific.

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      Post #2185, posted on 10-19-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      I wasn't too impressed witht the new scheme! It looks like a boring white whale. But from one picture ,do I detect a new fuselage colour with a pearl type finish??

      Maybe my eyes are playing tricks.

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      Post #2188, posted on 10-20-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      The same livery with a new tail, but looking at the photo of the nose it seems a pearl white color, that kind of color that changes at the sun.
      The tail is not so bad.
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      Post #2194, posted on 10-21-2004 GMT-5 hours    


      I now have a craving for a breath mint.....

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      Post #2202, posted on 10-22-2004 GMT-5 hours    
      Looks to me like they wanted a tail that was hard to counterfeit.....

      I dunno. I still think a fur-covered fuselage would work well up there.

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      Post #4162, posted on 03-07-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I heard through the grape vine that Air Canada is considering another new scheme as the Breath Mint version is rather expensive!!

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      Post #4170, posted on 03-07-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I think Air Canada really needs to get their priorities straight! My wife flew to Florida this year with AC and on the return flight they lost her luggage. While filling out the lost baggage form ("Delayed Baggage" as AC calls it), an AC representative openly admitted that this happens all the time. As an airline that is recovering from bankruptcy protection, you would expect that any remaining funds left in AC's pockets be spent more wisely. In my opinion, a financially struggling airline does not need to change its image and hire celebrities to promote a product that has virtually remained unchanged. I realise that airports are to blame for system deficiencies as well, but having flown with 7 other airlines, AC can be a nightmare.

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      Post #4186, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      I still think that Air Canada ought to debut a fur-covered scheme, perhaps with a beaver head imposed over the nose and cockpit area - you know, like the big Canadian Airlines goose livery. Or, they could do different fur schemes: beaver, wolverine, badger, arctic fox, bear, snowshoe rabbit (both color phases), or perhaps a baby fur seal livery with the red from the tail splattered all around the cockpit area.

      Maybe they could also do one blubber scheme - a white whale! I for one would love to talk about a muktuk livery.

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      Post #4191, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      The new livery is awful! Look at this:

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      Post #4195, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      That's not new - that's the old classic livery, probably a one-off "retro" scheme like the lightning bolt 757 and 737-800 schemes on a pair of American Airlines planes. Unless, that is, Air Canada plans on changing its name back to Trans-Canada Airlines.

      Then again, maybe it should. It did a lot better for itself back then.

      Also, this plane looks more like a -500 than a -600 to me.

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      Post #4198, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
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      I still think that Air Canada ought to debut a fur-covered scheme

      Other national carriers could follow in the same vein......Air France could have each aircraft depicting a different cheese (their aircraft are notoriously filthy - a picture of some malodorous fromage would just set it off nicely, and wasn't it De Gaulle himself who said that it was impossible to govern a country that had over 200 different cheeses?).
      Lufthansa could have each plane promoting a different beer (Greg Drawbaugh has got the ball rolling with his A321 'Hans - part of Lufthansa).
      Olympic could name each plane after a drunken English yob that was locked up on Rhodes last summer (On second thoughts...naah, they'd have to buy so many new planes it would bust the airline).
      The possibilities are endless. Anybody else have any suggestions?

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      Post #4201, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Yah, how about all the airlines reverting their scheme back to the 50s or 60 and offering the same kind of leg room and in-flight service. How's that for change?

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      Post #4204, posted on 03-08-2005 GMT-5 hours    
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      Yah, how about all the airlines reverting their scheme back to the 50s or 60 and offering the same kind of leg room and in-flight service. How's that for change?


      Change? You've never flown with My Travel then.

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      Post #4269, posted on 03-11-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Monarch, 29 seat pitch? It was awful, and I was 12 and about 5 foot tall. Hell. At least the plane was a 757!

      And the A340 was from Camsim http://pages.infinit.net/camsim/ and is for FS2000

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      Post #4289, posted on 03-12-2005 GMT-5 hours    
      Hey, I say any decal options for the new A-380 kit will be most welcome be me! White whale or not! Vaughn

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