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Why Aren't The Engines On The NZ 77W Not Black?  
User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 902 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

I knew there was something different between the 77W in the all blacks scheme and the A320 in the same scheme. It's taken me forever to work it out but have finally realised is in the engine cowlings!

Why are they not black on the 77W but they are on the 320?

Jordan  

EDIT: Sorry about the title! I'm very tired! Should read "Why aren't the engines on the ANZ 77W black?"

Could the mods possibly change it?

[Edited 2012-02-14 16:59:42]


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User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1627 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

My guess would be to ensure easy replacement of cowls at remote stations in the event of ramp rash.

CX did a similar thing when it took control of KA -- the engine cowls on one of the fleets (I don't recall which one) was changed to the engine colour of the other fleet. This was done to simplify replacing parts (there's a picture in the database of an A330 with the "wrong" colour cowl fitted).



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Quoting virginblue4 (Thread starter):
EDIT: Sorry about the title! I'm very tired! Should read "Why aren't the engines on the ANZ 77W black?"

I was having Ansett flashbacks !


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

The lightest paint is the common grey used.Other paints are said to be heavier due the pigments used.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting BreninTW (Reply 1):
My guess would be to ensure easy replacement of cowls at remote stations in the event of ramp rash.

It doesn´t matter if you have a porblem you just use another one you will replace or paint when you can.... Like they do with nose radoms....

I think is more related to detect leaks of hyd, fuel or oil...


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