Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 8880 times:
Boeing Everett's paint hangar plans, for new widebody aircraft, 4 days, 3 shifts each day,from roll in to rollout. This is about as fast as I've ever seen it done, they have state of the art equipment. For a repaint involving cleaning and stripping it requires much more (even if no damage is found). The jobs I've seen required at least a full week (7 days) more.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3940 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 8835 times:
I just recently received a Rapid Rewards ticket on Southwest, which came with a booklet of drink coupons. Each of the coupons has trivia questions regarding Southwest. The ones having to do with paint were:
Q: How long did it take to complete the paint job for Arizona One?
A: Four Days.
Q: How many gallons of paint does it take to complete our standard Boeing 737 jet?
A: 50 gallons. (So ... when can you get started?)
Q: How much does the exterior paint (bear and all) add to the weight of California One?
A: About 300 lbs. (190 lbs. less than the average grizzly bear!)