Asking the public to come up with a livery design isn’t always a good idea (those of you who hate the ghastly Jat Airways ‘dots’ will, I’m sure, testify). But Hungarian flag-carrier Malev has released a shortlist after inviting entries for a special colour scheme on one of its Bombardier Q400 turboprops.
The aircraft, registered HA-LQD, is an ex-Scandinavian Airlines Q400 and has been carrying a hybrid livery since being placed into Malev service.
Malev says it received over 200 entries for the competition – from amateurs to qualified graphics artists – and has opened a public vote to assist its final selection. Which, I think, means that if the judges sense another bit of Jattery in the offing, they reserve the right to be completely undemocratic about the whole thing.
(And before you email me, yes, I know Malev says it shortlisted 20 entries and, yes, I know there’s 21 on the voting site and, no, I don’t know why. Just enjoy the pictures.)