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Easyjet's New Nano Tech Paint Job  
User currently offlineba1978 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15723 times:

Couldn't find this being discussed anywhere else. Looks pretty interesting.

From Monday, Easyjet will be the first commercial airline to trial what it calls a "revolutionary nano-technology coating". lowering Easyjet's fuel consumption by up to 2%.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12428667


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User currently offlineallegro From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15511 times:

... and so it begins ... look for more nanotechnolgy finding its way into aerospace over the next few years.


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10638 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 15051 times:

They should change their awful livery which looks like a leftover from the 70s.

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 14972 times:

Sounds like nothing more than a fancy coat of wax.

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14744 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Sounds like nothing more than a fancy coat of wax.

"Last year, 40% of the company's costs were on fuel, a bill of more than £730m. If the polymer had been applied across the company's fleet, and if it had reduced costs by the suggested 2%, Easyjet could have knocked £14m off that."

Sounds like a money saving winner to me if it works.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14697 times:

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 4):
Sounds like a money saving winner to me if it works.

Yes I did read that thank you very much  

I'm talking about the product itself. The car wax I use in my car has nano technology as well supposedly and bugs and other contaminants just don't stick to it at all.


User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14649 times:

I thought Virgin Blue had been using this stuff for years... Any ideas what special paint they have intact been using? Will this new paint look any different to older one? Longer lasting shine or anything?

User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14649 times:
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Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Sounds like nothing more than a fancy coat of wax.

It may well be as simple as that.....but nano-tech polymer coating sounds so much cooler!!!


User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13172 times:

If this is the same technology as some carmanufacturers are offering this is more than just a fancy wax. It is much more durable and the airplane will not corrode as fast with nano painting.
That will be a bonus including the lower fuelburn.



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User currently onlineLTC8K6 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12886 times:

http://www.tripleops.com/product-science.php

Sounds like marketing BS to me...


User currently offlineCarmelo From Hungary, joined Sep 2005, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12640 times:

Quoting na (Reply 2):
They should change their awful livery which looks like a leftover from the 70s.

1st: A change of the paint won't change an image of an airline at all...especially on a low coster. I think people
would still fly with Ryanair or Easyjet if they would use all white airplanes.

2nd: The costs of repainting the whole fleet would ruin a low budget airline...or did any low cost airline in the
world ever changed their livery (of course those with a big fleet size)?

3rd: I like their repaint, something unique!



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User currently offlinebuzzaway From Belgium, joined Dec 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11652 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
2nd: The costs of repainting the whole fleet would ruin a low budget airline...or did any low cost airline in the
world ever changed their livery (of course those with a big fleet size)?

Ryanair did, a while back.
It was no major change, just bigger letters, more fluid lines & bigger boobs for the 'angel' on the tail !

They just accepted new deliveries in the new livery, and repainted the older ones when they went in for a heavy check.

If I remember correctly, Southwest also went from a brown-ish to a blue-ish livery some time ago.


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10643 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
1st: A change of the paint won't change an image of an airline at all...especially on a low coster. I think people
would still fly with Ryanair or Easyjet if they would use all white airplanes.

2nd: The costs of repainting the whole fleet would ruin a low budget airline...or did any low cost airline in the
world ever changed their livery (of course those with a big fleet size)?

3rd: I like their repaint, something unique!

I wish they had the logo of the little plane they started off with when they had the two 737-200's.. writing easyjet on the tail and fuselage is overkill. Having said that the orange does stand out and it isnt all that bad. A repaint wouldnt cost them a fortune.. all planes have to be repainted and well im sure they could choose an even cheaper scheme then they have lol. Southwest and Ryanair both changed colourschemes with huge fleets.


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3381 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8282 times:

Quoting buzzaway (Reply 11):
to a blue-ish livery some time ago.

That would be Canyon Blue to you....  



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2349 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7748 times:
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Sounds smiliar to that shark skin foil applied to fuselages some years ago ... apparently wasn't a big bit ...


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User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6841 times:

Is this nanotech stuff new? if not then why haven't airlines around the world especially US carriers been applying this wax?


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1781 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6528 times:

Quoting na (Reply 2):
They should change their awful livery which looks like a leftover from the 70s.

Whether people like the livery is a matter of personal opinion and usually encompasses a wide spectrum. However, Easyjet has arguably one of the strongest brands in the European airline industry and a huge part of this is down to it's brand image. Why change it just to satisfy the wet dreams of a spotter?

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):

2nd: The costs of repainting the whole fleet would ruin a low budget airline...or did any low cost airline in the
world ever changed their livery (of course those with a big fleet size)?

Really? Some of the most profitable/successful airlines across the globe are low cost carriers. Why would the cost of repainting a whole fleet ruin them but not a less profitable full service counterpart?

Quoting buzzaway (Reply 11):

Ryanair did, a while back.
It was no major change, just bigger letters, more fluid lines & bigger boobs for the 'angel' on the tail !

They just accepted new deliveries in the new livery, and repainted the older ones when they went in for a heavy check.

If I remember correctly, Southwest also went from a brown-ish to a blue-ish livery some time ago.

Absolutely.

I think it would be a very long time before Easyjet changes it's livery. Perhaps the odd "evolutionary" tweak but as silly as it sounds, I reckon the Easyjet livery will become timeless. And I can't say i'm it's biggest fan either!

[Edited 2011-02-14 09:18:53]

[Edited 2011-02-14 09:20:07]


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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3383 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5809 times:
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Heck if it really keeps the dirt from sticking we may see a clean Air France bird yet...

User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

quote= kanban reply=17

Heck if it really keeps the dirt from sticking we may see a clean Air France bird yet...


Hey, wait a minute...........are you trying to say AF has dirty airplanes ?

FYI, they wash their airplanes a lot ! ( Like every time they fly through a rainstorm )

Plus.........they have to land and takeoff in some pretty dirty airports ! Got it ?



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User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2065 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

Quoting LTC8K6 (Reply 9):
Sounds like marketing BS to me...

While I can't speak to this particular company's product, the company I work for has several polymer products using nano-technology.

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 15):
Is this nanotech stuff new? if not then why haven't airlines around the world especially US carriers been applying this wax?

It's not wax. It's a type of paint/coating that has irregular particle sizes (on the microscopic level). Polymer chains are typically uniform in size. This is a different way of making these coatings/paints so stuff doesn't stick to them as well.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

Quoting Carmelo (Reply 10):
2nd: The costs of repainting the whole fleet would ruin a low budget airline...or did any low cost airline in the
world ever changed their livery (of course those with a big fleet size)?

Ever heard of Southwest Airlines?  



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User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Quoting na (Reply 2):

They should change their awful livery which looks like a leftover from the 70s.

Mebbe it's just me, but I actually quite like their Livery!   

Quoting kanban (Reply 17):

Heck if it really keeps the dirt from sticking we may see a clean Air France bird yet...

Hahahahaha! Good one! I needed a good laugh! I even thought for a minute you might be serious too...    



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User currently offlineoykie From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2717 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Reply 15):

Is this nanotech stuff new? if not then why haven't airlines around the world especially US carriers been applying this wax?


From Wikipedia:

Quote:
Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to "nanotech") is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology deals with structures sized between 1 to 100 nanometer in at least one dimension, and involves developing materials or devices within that size. Quantum mechanical effects are very important at this scale, which is in the quantum realm.

Nanotechnology is very diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to investigating whether we can directly control matter on the atomic scale.

There is much debate on the future implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials and energy production. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as any new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials,[1] and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governments on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted.

The Research in this area has been conducted for more than 50 years. But it is a time consuming research. We will see the use of this in future airplane materials. With carbon nanofiber.



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