B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3578 times:
Some of you will have seen the Air New Zealand 'All Blacks' B747-400 about. Before the final design was finalised, there was much media interest and speculation about what the design would look like. One proposed design can be found at:
There were some reports in the press that Air NZ would not consider an all-black 747 because (1) the darker colours absorb too much heat and (2) black paint is heavier (!) Does this make any sense, or do you think it was simply a cost issue? Also, does anyone know of any real civil aircraft painted black?
Air Canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (16 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3368 times:
Air Canada used to fly a A320 with the Toronto Raptors paint scheme. This plane (fin# 206) is now in the regular AC colors. Also, this plane was not black, it was a dark forest green. Just for the record.