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BA B757s Need Nose Jobs!  
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Why do the majority of BA 757s have circles painted on the noses?

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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1276 times:


I dunno but I don't like it. Doesn't look very nice.

Cheers, B737-700


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1262 times:

It is actually an unpainted black ring. I think it is to attract lightening so it does not strike the nose causing damage to the weather radar!
Iain


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

thats a strange theory, is that why most airlines used to paint their noses black right upto the early 90's? the BA noses do look hideous 


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

If that theory's correct then why's it only on BA B757s,
and why don't all BA B757s have it?


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

its on 737s too

User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

Actually, I think all Boeing radomes have the black ring for lightening protection, but most airlines paint them over.
I think there was a question in either Airliners or Airways about this very subject recently.


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Hello,

Could you please tell what they replied?

Thank you,

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineNRA-3B From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

As a result of your reply to my reply (??!), I searched for the article in question, and actually found it!

The subject of the "bumblebee" rings comes up in Airliners No. 61 (Jan-Feb 200 issue), page 12. It seems that these rings are a special anti-static conductive paint. The reason for this is to prevent p-static buildup on the airframe.

The reason that I recalled lightning protection is that these rings are connected to the lightning diverters built into the radome. I apologize for my faulty memory.

P-static or precipitation static charges interfere with radio reception and transmission on an aircraft.

Hope this helps.


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