Singapore Airlines went from a yellow to a gold on their livery... aren't they superstitious about changing the livery after the crash of their 747? Or at least I thought they were, remember reading or watching a program about it ages ago
Seeing that the crashed 744 was a special livery, I don't see how that would have any influence
They were superstitious about having special livery after SQ006 crash, not the standard livery. As a matter of fact, 9V-SPL (the sister ship of crashed 9V-SPK) was pulled out of service immediately to be repainted to standard SQ livery after the crash. It took them a while before they introduced all white "Star Alliance" billboard livery on one of their B777-300A. Thereafter the balls started rolling again.
Many of us attributed it to superstitions. But honestly, even for a non-superstitious person like myself who would not attribute paint jobs to the outcome of a flight, I would not want to see the other plane in special livery too forever. The crash left such a deep emotional scar, that many in the airline and those who care enough about it would not want visual reminders of it day in day out.
Few outside Singapore will be able to comprehend this level of emotional scaring, if one considers that most crashes are already traumatic anyway and it is "just another crash". But if one adds on SQ's safety and quality reputation, the livery meant to celebrate a significant upgrade of seats and amenities, and its role as the global ambassador of a tiny country, you can imagine how long it will take for the airline to ever recover emotionally from that disaster, if at all.
It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)