First look at rouge livery

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    TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Countdown to takeoff! Air Canada rouge has just taken delivery of its first Airbus 319 aircraft in its new livery at Mirabel Airport today where it will now undergo a new interior design. Air Canada rouge will soon be leading the way in affordable, leisure travel when service starts July 1. Further details will on flight team training and the unveiling of new uniforms starts May 27th.
    Image with caption: "Countdown to takeoff! Air Canada rouge has just taken delivery of its first Airbus 319 aircraft in its new livery at Mirabel Airport today where it will now undergo a new interior design. Air Canada rouge will soon be leading the way in affordable, leisure travel when service starts July 1. Further details will on flight team training and the unveiling of new uniforms starts May 27th. (CNW Group/Air Canada rouge)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130522_C9152_PHOTO_EN_26979.jpg


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    Like I said before...let's see where this outfit is in five years. Is it just me or is the rouge lettering a darker shade of red? I do like the tail fin livery though...
     
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    Me too. It has a hipster/retro look to it. fitting with rouge as a discount airline, its less formal.
     
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    http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/117...67-300-er-aircraft-arrives-at-mirabel-airport

    TORONTO, June 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Air Canada rouge's first newly painted Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft touched down this morning at Mirabel airport from Tel Aviv where it underwent an exterior transformation during a scheduled maintenance check. The plane was flown from Tel Aviv by Air Canada pilots Captain David Lywood, First Officer Kurtis Paproski and Captain John Liska.

    After being stripped to its aluminum base, painters applied primer, two coats of white and finally used massive stencils to spray on the airline's distinct red and burgundy branding -- about 70 gallons of paint were used over nearly eight days to complete the painting. In order to maximize fuel efficiency by adding minimal weight, the least amount of paint possible is applied while achieving optimal coverage. Following a short period flying Toronto-Dublin for Air Canada in June, starting July 1 the B767-300 ER plane will fly Air Canada rouge's three European routes between Toronto and Venice/Athens/Edinburgh and Montreal/Athens.

    The aircraft will now undergo minor interior modifications; Air Canada rouge's aircraft will be among the first in North America equipped to offer streaming inflight entertainment to customers' own devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc).

    It joins two Air Canada rouge A319 aircraft already at Mirabel airport, which will initially fly Caribbean routes and are also undergoing interior modifications to reflect the airline's relaxed, stylish approach to leisure travel. With this delivery Air Canada rouge now has 3 of its 4 startup aircraft, with the last painted B767-300ER arriving at Mirabel airport early next week. Air Canada rouge introduced its new inflight crew look earlier this week and also announced that its flight crews would be taking customer service excellence training at the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida.
     
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    Interesting that they are making use of Mirabel.
     
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    Interior modifications ?
     
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    Presumably. It's just that Mirabel isn't in the news much since they transferred international flights to Trudeau. I knew they had cargo flights. Didn't realize the airport still had other users.
     
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    Interesting photo. Not sure anyone else has noticed, but the rear underside of the plane in the foreground is the newly repainted ex-WD/CP A300 — CC150 Polaris — used by the CAF as its executive transport, i.e. the PM's plane. There's been a controversy about the new paint job being too much like the Conservative Party's colours. No more flat grey finish, the plane is now basic gloss white with blue and to a less extent, red flowing strips on the lower part of the fuselage.

    There's a couple of photos in these Toronto Star articles:

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...nt_job_on_harpers_plane_sparks_criticism.html

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...s_official_jet_gets_eyecatching_makeover.html
     

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