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User currently offlineWJA737 From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1916 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?


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WJA737

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User currently offlineSE210Caravelle From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Quoting WJA737 (Thread starter):
the color white is the best color for an airline to have

Depends what you mean by "best".

Many airlines that use white as a base color, have bland, boring and ineffective liveries. CO for example. Some though can make white look quite nice on their a/c. Take VS, UA and JAL as an example

Quoting WJA737 (Thread starter):
saves on fuel and keeps the plane cool in the summer

It does both. Correct. This may be why we are seeing so many euro-white liveries lately (mainly for the cost saving factor).

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1867 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.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Quoting SE210Caravelle (Reply 1):
CO for example. Some though can make white look quite nice on their a/c.

IMO CO, UA, DL, and VS are very good examples of eurowhite done right. AF on the other hand is very generic and lacking in any culture.


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