NWA320 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5375 times:
I was wondering how airlines go about painting their rented planes. For example, the sun country planes rented from transavia say sun country on them, but i'm guessing it costs a lot of money to paint the plane every winter. Do they just use a big sticker?
Its called "Leased" Aircaft.
The Operator when having leased the Aircraft from the owner can get the aircraft painted if needed at their own cost if required,unless the leased agreement has a clause against this.
Most painting is carried out at a Major check,as grounding an aircraft for painting would not be very economical,unless the airlines schedule can afford it.