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User currently offlineLH450 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10977 times:

Hi everybody!
I was just surfing around on a.net and found this photo:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/811641/L/

What is this for a blue liquid coming out of the plane??  Confused I was searching the internet without any results! Who can help?

Thanks!  Smile
LH450


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User currently offlineBoeingForEver From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10957 times:

part of AF new revised livery..hehe

User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10937 times:

It is flush fuid came out from the toilet access.

User currently offlineLH450 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10934 times:

I think you could be right Big grin...


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User currently offlineDc9fixer From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10923 times:

Hey Thats LAV Juice!!!. leaking for the fwd lav.

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10923 times:

Looks like Lavatory liquid, I know that sounds gross. But I think it is.


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User currently offlineCopter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10872 times:

It's camouflage paint. When it coats the bottom of the airplane, it makes it difficult to see it when viewed from the ground against a blue sky!

Leaking lav juice is the real culprit.


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1346 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10838 times:

Maybe AF was trying a new wash-as-you-fly mechanism using leaking toilet fluid. The experiment failed.

User currently offlineLH450 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10797 times:

LOL, you really made me laugh Big grin...The old running gag about Air France's dirty livery  Smile

cheers



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User currently offlineSabenaboy From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 187 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 10779 times:

Hi,

I would be amazed if it were blue flush fluid because...
Airbus 320's don't use that!
The 320 lav system works with normal water which comes from the same reservoir as the potable water. The LAV system is also serviced at the rear of the 320's.

Perhaps old versions of the 320 use the system with the blue lav fluid, but I've never heard of that.

Sabenaboy


User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10710 times:

I have noticed this blue-flush liquid many times on Air France planes!

Speaking of Air Frances dirty livery. I was in CDG on the 31st of March and got close to an AF 773ER and it has already gotten sooo dirty!



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User currently offlineNWA1978 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10686 times:

The blue is not liquid. It is paint that was not able to be washed off after some kids tried to paint the boeing dreamliner livery on the bus!

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10647 times:

Definetly blue juice. It looks like someone didn't make sure that the excess drained out before they closed the fill cap, or didn't make sure that the fill cap was securely latched before they finished servicing the plane.

NTS



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 10571 times:

KLM's blue livery begins its invasion ...  stirthepot 

User currently offlineLH450 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10558 times:

Okay, when will start LH's invasion on the Swiss-colours? Big grin *jk*


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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10510 times:

The blue on the fuselauge is actually coded French for "What will Northwest replace its DC-9s with?"

TWA902



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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10405 times:

de-icing chemical maybe????

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10262 times:

Quoting UsAirways16bwi (Reply 16):
de-icing chemical maybe????

Nah, glycol is either pink or gree, depending on what type is being used.



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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3333 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10243 times:
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hmm. i thought it was Air France's new in-flight cleaning solution. Depart Dirty... Arrive Clean!


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User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10239 times:

The thing that amazes me about it is that it is so deep in color. The stuff i have seen spilled on the tarmac usually looks a lot more "watery" in comparison.


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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10232 times:

Here's the pic:

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Photo © Sascha Haberkorn



And it's the toilet "flush" blue flued stuff. The vent obvously came open mid-flight or something seeing as how it's like going backwards on the aircraft suggesting the wind sprayed it along the side of the aircraft.


User currently onlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9714 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10191 times:

I also thaught it would be de-icing chemicals.

A388


User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10147 times:

Sabenaboy is right. A320's(and just about all the other Airubuses) use potable water for the toilets. Why does this A320 have blue liquid?

Could it be some kind of hydraulic fluid that leaked? That doesnt look like a potable water or lav access door to me...most Airbuses have those either on the other side closer to the middle or towards the back of the plane.



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User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10137 times:

maybe a plane landed, and somehow, the blue stuff from the toilets got out from a rough landing, then the AF plane landed on the same runway right afterwards and the stuff was splashed all over the belly by the nose wheels...just a thought.lol

User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 10065 times:

It looks like a smurf strike  Smile

Now, seriously, it really looks like lav juice, but if you guys say A320's use potable water for the toilets I have no idea...



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25 Nbgskygod : "It looks like a smurf strike" LMAO Now that made my night.
26 AsstChiefMark : Look at it again. I wonder what the windows aft of the wing look like. Mark
27 Dazed767 : Uh, that is the lav access door and yes airbusses can/do use blue juice.
28 Post contains images TedTAce : ROFLMAO!!! The Beautiful Blue Liquid that sometime freezes and makes holes in roofs
29 Hammer : unless AF is different, the lav panel on NWA is at the rear of the plane, and they don't have a fill port in the front....
30 MD11Engineer : The LH A320s I worked on all had the vacuum toilet system with the holding tank in the area behind the bulk cargo compartment. The service panel is on
31 KBGRbillT : Some A320's do have a forward lav service station. You guys are correct, it does use water from the potable water system for flushing. But a few gallo
32 Malaysia : It sure looked like Orange Tang to me in ARN, and I spent 3-4 hours watching it slowly runoff the wing in flight till around over SVO.
33 Post contains images TWAMD-80 : There's proof that AF doesn't wash their planes often. TW
34 Ntspelich : Yes, you're right. It's either green or orange. I don't know what was going on in my head when I typed pink. Type IV is green and Type I is a red-ish
35 XJRamper : Im not trying to hijack this thread in any way...im just clarifying the glycol issue. Type I is either orange or pink (ones ethanol and the other slip
36 Post contains images N751PR : Likewise here. Nearly had Coke come out of my nose after reading that. I guess it's KLM's way of continuing it's existence after the merger.
37 Manu : So the ozone hole isn't caused by CFC's? But AF aircraft stealing the sky?
38 Propman : It's someone's attempt to improve AF's so dull livery.
39 Cleared2land4 : POO JUICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 KBGRbillT : Pink/redish type I deicing fluid is propylene glycol and the orangy type I is ethylene glycol.
41 Post contains images LH450 : Thanks everybody for your answers You really helped me guys! cheers LH450
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