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RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Thunder » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:55 pm

:thumb: Overall pretty smart :thumb:. Personally I would’ve preferred a larger roundel dissecting the Blue cheatline, UK titles in Blue but preferably RAF titles instead, serial does seem rather strange that size and why the need for the Union Flag on all four front doors, when a larger one where the front Corporate logo is, would’ve looked better.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Mike » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:29 pm

10 out of 10 for the colour scheme from me, I think it's perfect. :thumb:

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:30 pm

Cessna954 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
For those interested due up for Air to air refuelling with the media tomorrow.
Is that too from a colleague in the know? just asking :whistle:
Indeed it is due up around 10:25L and back around 14:35L

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by roughcutter » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:35 pm

New colour scheme's bordering on the "dark side" , very corporate (ish). I would have preferred it in the more traditional RAF colour scheme personally, white top, light grey undersides & blue cheat-line. But it is 2020 now, and I'm an 'ald git, so I suppose anything's better than low vis grey :roll:
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by thevulcan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:08 pm

A link to the aircrafts role and use by the RAF dates today.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/vi ... obal-role/

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by lardyboy999 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:22 pm

thevulcan wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:08 pm
A link to the aircrafts role and use by the RAF dates today.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/vi ... obal-role/
I get why all this has been done, even if the timing is a little off with everything that's going on, and Boris rattling his monkey cage (which is offensive to monkeys, frankly), but that's all coincidence.

But, eugh, all that corporate-speak is exactly why I left in '07. Cringeworthy.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Vulcan74 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:30 pm

Lets hope the rest of the fleet get the same paint scheme, anything but that grey dullness in the skies!!

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:36 pm

They won't - if you have bothered to read the thread (which apparently you haven't) you will see why.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by CHINOOKER » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:21 pm

Not a bad scheme at all....along with others I think the serial is far too big on fuselage!...as for the Union flag on the doors,I assume that this is done,so that when opened, it appears in shot alongside whoever is exiting the aircraft,be it Boris or Royalty etc!. Overall quite impressive.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Cuillin » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:33 pm

I like it!

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Vulcan74 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:45 pm

They won't - if you have bothered to read the thread (which apparently you haven't) you will see why.
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Oh drat old bean!!! :O

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by page_verify » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Who wouldn't want their country's leadership to arrive in that? Isn't it impressive?

We often forget that the Union Flag is used by some our of Commonwealth friends so always worth removing any confusion about whether our guest is from the UK or New Zealand.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Davem245 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:25 pm

Smart :thumbs: :thumb:

Agree serial is a bit big though

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Agent K » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:48 pm

Thunder wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:55 pm
:thumb: Overall pretty smart :thumb:. Personally I would’ve preferred a larger roundel dissecting the Blue cheatline, UK titles in Blue but preferably RAF titles instead, serial does seem rather strange that size and why the need for the Union Flag on all four front doors, when a larger one where the front Corporate logo is, would’ve looked better.
If you look at airliners they often have the carrier name and/or alliance membership logo by the doors for pax loading and for photo opportunities.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by welshandy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 am

Reading this thread,I see a figure of £100K being mentioned instead of the £900K quoted in the media(the £900K is Still being reported by my BBC local Radio this morning). Which is right?

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by jamesg23 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:20 am

welshandy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 am
Reading this thread,I see a figure of £100K being mentioned instead of the £900K quoted in the media(the £900K is Still being reported by my BBC local Radio this morning). Which is right?
I doubt 900k would of been just for paint. It probably has a new interior as well. The whole aircraft has probably had a refurb which would take it to 900k i think.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by lardyboy999 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:30 am

jamesg23 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:20 am
welshandy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:43 am
Reading this thread,I see a figure of £100K being mentioned instead of the £900K quoted in the media(the £900K is Still being reported by my BBC local Radio this morning). Which is right?
I doubt 900k would of been just for paint. It probably has a new interior as well. The whole aircraft has probably had a refurb which would take it to 900k i think.
Paint job would have been around the 100-200K mark. The rest is for the outfitting to effectively "Queens Flight" standards, and the fitting of all the secure comms etc not already fitted. The rest would have been for its scheduled maintenance overhaul as part of the SDR 2015 contract anyway, so its's all pre-allocated money, not fresh out of the coffers as some would have you believe.

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Bucky P » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 am

I think this aircraft was fitted out a few years ago, it's been used by government officials since around 2017 I believe! This paint job is an add on and one of Boris's vanity projects, because he can!

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by lardyboy999 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am

Bucky P wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 am
I think this aircraft was fitted out a few years ago, it's been used by government officials since around 2017 I believe! This paint job is an add on and one of Boris's vanity projects, because he can!
Aye, I think there were still some significant upgrades to what was already on Board as part of the scheduled maintenance/refit though. And it was definitely due a respray. I've no doubt BoJo had a lot to do with the paint job, but those costs were already covered under the contract. White paint is cheaper and lighter than grey paint. It's already paying for itself.

We can speculate until were all blue in the face. The fact is it's happened. Let's all just deal with it and move on.......

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Re: RRR622 Voyager ZZ336 (new paint scheme)

Post by Alf » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:06 am

lardyboy999 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:04 am
Bucky P wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:40 am
I think this aircraft was fitted out a few years ago, it's been used by government officials since around 2017 I believe! This paint job is an add on and one of Boris's vanity projects, because he can!
Aye, I think there were still some significant upgrades to what was already on Board as part of the scheduled maintenance/refit though. And it was definitely due a respray. I've no doubt BoJo

We can speculate until were all blue in the face. The fact is it's happened. Let's all just deal with it and move on.......
Some newspapers are saying a large part of the cost was the fee paid to the design company the Gov employed to come up with the livery.

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