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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

http://vimeo.com/47219428

The video is from 2012. "Restoration" is surely bit too much said for this little refresh.

6 years after introducing the modified livery I wonder why they didnt use this occasion to put the restyled kangeroo on the tail and new titles on the fuselage.
One question: what is the patch above the stabilizer´s leading edge that was treated separately and wears a lighter colour?

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Looks more like they just gave it a a good polish than repainting it. I'm pretty sure that repainting gets done overseas now and that's a hangar in SYD.

User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

I am interested, have any other airlines adopted this technology? Am I being simple to describe this as a fancy polish to extend the life of the paint? There is another video of an Air NZ A320 that has it's paint brought back to new after 9 years. Is there any benefit to this? Are there no inspections in this period that require the paint to be removed. I imagine a quick polish is cheaper then a full repaint.

Quoting na (Thread starter):
The video is from 2012. "Restoration" is surely bit too much said for this little refresh.

Considering how poor the paint work was previously I would disagree and say this is a restoration of the paintwork, not a refresh - however this is semantics.

Quoting na (Thread starter):
6 years after introducing the modified livery I wonder why they didnt use this occasion to put the restyled kangeroo on the tail and new titles on the fuselage.

I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?


User currently offlinedrillerscott From Australia, joined Jul 2013, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Guy I used to work with was the quantas fleet presentation manager in Sydney or Melbourne before he came and worked with us.
He mentioned that the polishing and/or repainting of an aircraft can save between 1 and 2 percent in fuel burn.


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):
Looks more like they just gave it a a good polish than repainting it. I'm pretty sure that repainting gets done overseas now and that's a hangar in SYD.

Thats right, mainly its polishing, just new paint in certain places.

Quoting drillerscott (Reply 3):
He mentioned that the polishing and/or repainting of an aircraft can save between 1 and 2 percent in fuel burn.

The manufacturer Permagard says even more, but still even 1 or 2% would be worth it on an airliner I guess.


User currently offlineatcsundevil From Germany, joined Mar 2010, 1142 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Quoting na (Thread starter):
One question: what is the patch above the stabilizer´s leading edge that was treated separately and wears a lighter colour?

Is there a vent for the APU there? Maybe it's just a cover? I know it's in the same location on a 737, but I don't know about the 747.

I don't think I'd really consider this a "repaint". When I think of a repaint, I think of all the layers of the old paint being entirely stripped off down to the skin and then completely resprayed. This just looks like a refresh of some sort -- maybe some kind of cleaning solvent or polish?



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 2):
I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?

Overall, I would put a rough estimate at between 60-70%. That will only rise as the 744s and 763s continue to exit the fleet with A332s coming in, and as the A333s go through their overhauls.

International - 12/12 A380s, 12/15 744s (OJA, OJC & OJL still have the old colours) & 0/10 A333s.

Domestic - 12/12 A332s, 4/15 763s (OGG, OGQ, OGS & OGT have the new colours) and I'd guess roughly half the 737s, probably a bit more now with the recent 734 retirements.

Regional - no idea.

They're not in any particular rush, and they don't need to be. They've focused their rebranding money on the terminals and lounges, which is where passengers will notice the changes most.


User currently offlineUA444 From United States of America, joined Mar 2014, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 732 times:
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There was a Northwest 742, N623US, that was put in the desert heavily oxidized. They pulled it out a year or two later in 2005 or soand it looked like they either repainted sections of it or buffed it out. I dont' know how to post pics or I would, but they're in the database

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 690 times:

Definitely paint restoration / polish.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 2):
I wonder now, how much of the fleet is in the refreshed livery?

VH-OEB, VH-OEE, VH-OEF, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ, VH-OJT, VH-OJU, VH-OJS sport the new scheme.

I believe VH-OJO had the new scheme only to be retired???

EK413



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