Goose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8350 times:
I think he was asking why the two aircraft have the same registrations but are different aircraft (or have different paint schemes.)
The answer to that question - if that's the one he's asking - is that the aircraft is registered with a temporary Boeing registration while undergoing its test flights. They're two different airframes altogether.
The first picture is of a plane for Ryanair - the second is to go to Sun Country, a different plane for another airline. The Ryanair aircraft CN is 33809/1592, while the Sun Country one is CN 33016/1588.
Trident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8220 times:
The next question then is why is an aircraft being tested after being primed but without a topcoat. My limited experience of spraying cars is that you would not let the car out of the paintshop between priming and painting to prevent the surface being contaminated. Are aircraft paints that much different?
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European From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8115 times:
Just to sum this up,
I wanted to know why the soon to be Ryanair had a different colour than than the Suncounty to be jet.
I never new that each of them had the same reg.
I would welcome any info on Boeing, Ryanair and paint schemes.
Hope this clears it all up!
I would like to know why they only paint the rudder in the airlines scheme- why do they not paint the whole tail like Airbus
Skydrolboy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7819 times:
I think that both aircraft are actually in the same condition...not painted.....the reason they look different is in the first photo there is no sunlight reflecting off the alluminum. If you look up more photos under that same registration they all look the same except for the the rudders being painted for different airlines.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2903 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1436 times:
At first, it was indeed a bit uncertain what European was asking for, I also thought he might be asking for the registration and the painted rudder and not for the primer. Also, any info on Ryanair, Boeing and colour schemes didn't help much as this question leaves it more or less open what he was talking about.
Regarding the coat/primer/whatever: The only difference I spot is the ring on the nose of the Sun Country aircraft, and the airstairs below the 1L door of the Ryanair aircraft - Sun Country doesn't seem to have airstairs installed on their 737s.