Dash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 978 times:
Whats up with the ring around British Airways' 757 nosecones? Do they serve a purpose? How come they don't have them on their other aircraft, or how come other airlines don't have them on their 757s? Just wondering
Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 958 times:
Back in the early 80s when Ansett got 767-200 and 737-200 the 737s had a black ring around the nose so that they could tell them apart from a distance. That's what I was told anyway...... So could it be for BA to tell the 757s and 767s apart?
Avionpg From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 831 times:
I think it had to do with MLS landing system for better reflection to the groundstation. Since MLS is not being taken up as a standard and GPS, VOR, ILS and other older form of navigation are more popular BA could have moved away from MLS so no need for the ring anymore.