First Qantas A330-300 repainted in ‘new’ livery

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 11, 2014
Qantas A330-300 VH-QPC in the new colours. (Michael Dawson)
Qantas A330-300 VH-QPC in the new colours. (Michael Dawson)

The first Qantas Airbus A330-300 has been repainted in the airline’s not-so-new corporate colours. Pictured here at Sydney Airport on August 4,  A330 VH-QPC was repainted in the airline’s new colour scheme – first revealed in July 2007 – in Singapore, where it had undergone maintenance. The aircraft returned to Australia in the new colours operating QF82 from Singapore to Sydney on August 2.

Qantas has 10 A330-300s in its fleet, VH-QPA-J, delivered between November 2003 and December 2005.

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15 Comments

  • James

    says:

    What’s the difference to the old livery?

  • Nic

    says:

    I don’t see any difference?

  • MEA

    says:

    The QF typeface should be in larger font across the from of the fuselage… it looks really small and out of place.

  • Trev

    says:

    James and Nic,

    The new livery has been around for a good 6 years which is why you may not be noticing the change. It is taking Qantas an extremely long time to repaint the fleet. The main differences are the new Kangaroo, the lack of gold stripe between the red tail and white of the fuselage and the new font.

    I am betting all the Virgin aircraft are rebranded before all the Qantas aircraft are completed.

  • John Harrison

    says:

    As I said should add the wings back to the Roo on the tail. I wonder what a AB330-300 would like like in the 1970s style that was 1st worn on the B747-238Bs Sorry bit of a flash back there !!

  • Garry

    says:

    What about the entertainment system upgrade?? much more important……

  • Ante C

    says:

    I’ve never liked the new Qantas livery on the A330-200s, and I also don’t like it on the -300s. I think it looks good on all the other aircraft though. Having said that, I still prefer the older liveries.

  • Keg

    says:

    I vaguely recall the unveil of the new livery being mid 2008. Qantas still has multiple 737-800s in the ‘old’ livery. That means it’s been at least six years (working on my numbers of mid ’08) or possibly 7 since the aeroplanes have been painted.

    Of course, let’s not forgot the number of 767s still in the old livery too.

  • Jackie

    says:

    Smart, gorgeous Qantas see you in the skies
    Frequentflyer

  • Geoff

    says:

    The “new” livery was brought about when the A380 was introduced to the Qantas fleet because of the Airbus “no paint” requirement on a small area of
    the tail of the aircraft.

  • Geoff

    says:

    If you look closely at the vertical stabilizer you with see a small unpainted (grey) area.

  • Stu Bee

    says:

    The new livery was brought about by the ‘no paint’ area on the Airbus A380. It also helped to make it look like the kangaroo wasn’t having its foot cut in half…
    But it seems that the ‘no paint’ area int that much of a big deal as it gets painted over now…

  • Anne

    says:

    Let’s go for ex Jetstar. They get the new aircraft. Once they are worn out, Qantas bring them back under the red roo banner,

  • Anne

    says:

    John, the wings were QF weren’t they? I guess there’s not too many young ones out there that understand the “flying” concept?

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