WJA737 From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
I had read something about aircraft colors. I remember it saying the color white is the best color for an airline to have, as it saves on fuel and keeps the plane cool in the summer. Does anyone have any info on this?
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
Look at US Airways, changing to white, due to the heat in Las Vegas and Phoenix, although it will also benefit some of the FL routes as well. The HP exec were worried the dark colors of US would cause the plane's cabins to get to hot while sitting on the ground in both Las Vegas and Phoenix. I supposed that's why white is the most popular color for autos in Arizona. Also the dark colors are difficult for controllers to see the planes on the ground in the evening hours. More than once was an UA jet invisible while on the ground.