New Liveries & Next Weeks A350 Super Review

There have been a few new liveries, some old ones applied to new types of aircraft and the usual promotional – and temporary – types you get to see now and again from different airlines.

The most striking has to be Transaero’s cooperation with the Amur Siberian Tiger Centre to promote that organisations aims in preserving this heavily endangered big cat.  Some people love it, others don’t. In my opinion anything that helps preserve an endangered species of anything has to be commended. If Phoenix or anyone else make this model, lets hope they contribute some of their profits from exploiting it’s replica to the cause it set out to promote.

744 EI-XIN
744 EI-XIN

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Kuwait has just taken delivery of it’s first A330 – and promptly painted it into one of the most boring national airline liveries on the planet…It’s 2015 guys, not 1961…

Kuwait A330-200 9K-APA
Kuwait A330-200 9K-APA

BayonAir of Cambodia are also about to spring into life in this new livery…

Bayon Air
Bayon Air

Last seen in 2011 but soon to reappear in the skies over the UK and Iceland particularly, IcelandAir is reintroducing the Boeing 767 for Heathrow flights. A pair will operate in the current livery.

IcelandAir brings back the 767 in the current livery after a 4 year gap.
IcelandAir brings back the 767 in the current livery after a 4 year gap.

Transavia have partnered with adhesives manufacturer Bostik to create this logo jet. Bostik is a major supplier of adhesives to the aviation industry. And me. It’s what holds my Transavia, Alaska, Asiana and a dozen other Phoenix and Gemini models together! Go on Phoenix I dare you to produce this one! Irony? You bet!!

Transavia (France) 737-800 WL F-GZHG (15-Bostik)
Transavia (France) 737-800 WL F-GZHG (15-Bostik)

NEXT WEEK:  PHOENIX V. GEMINI; VIETNAM AIRLINES A350-900 COMPARISON TEST

Both have new offerings. Phoenix had to revise their A350 after complaints about poor wing root sockets, oversized wheels and the fact the fuselage was too long. Now Gemini have released theirs  – and it’s a totally new mould.  I already have the Phoenix ready and waiting. Gemini Arrives early next week – it’s already confirmed as in transit. On 1st July I expect to publish one of the most intensive comparisons of a model that will be with us for the next 30 years.

G-JECY – Gemini’s new Flybe livery

Mine is here and the photos are in the camera – oddly enough i’ve had more DM’s and emails about this than any other recent model. Some of you are loving it, some are telling me it’s a shambles of loose parts and missing windows, tail heavy and dissapointing in almost every way. It will be reviewed next week.