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Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?  
User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

On this pic by Matt Cawby from Microvoltradio, http://microvoltradio.com/kpae305.htm, one can clearly see there are blue marks painted below the doors in a triangular kind of shape.
What is the reason for these marks?
Are they there for the (automated?) alignment of jet bridges?

[Edited 2008-03-21 11:15:24]

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Link doesn't work for me, but it sounds reasonable....

User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2339 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
Link doesn't work for me, but it sounds reasonabl

I corrected the link. Thanks OPNLguy.


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?
Spencer.



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User currently offlineAvioniker From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1109 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2288 times:



Quoting Spencer (Reply 3):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks
 Smile



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting Avioniker (Reply 4):
Quoting Spencer (Reply 3):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks

And regular jetways, not just automated ones.  Smile


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9826 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2274 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 5):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks

And regular jetways, not just automated ones.

Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it. I think it is for the catering truck.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

The smaller one are the Static Port no damage zones...


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

They are stay out areas, areas where no dents or patches are allowed. In your picture thay are around the Static Port and the Pitot Static Probes. These areas are critical on all RVSM certified aircraft and must be re-verified periodically to keep its RVSM status.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2189 times:



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it.

Stairs may need to be used during maintenance or any other unusual circumstances.....markings would be made keeping in mind any future situations....


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2145 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 8):
They are stay out areas, areas where no dents or patches are allowed. In your picture thay are around the Static Port and the Pitot Static Probes. These areas are critical on all RVSM certified aircraft and must be re-verified periodically to keep its RVSM status.

He's talking about the HUGE ones, just under each door. Not the ones around all the ports and probes.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it.

Never say never  Silly It's not like it's banned or something.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

The smaller ones around the Static ports & probes are for RVSM [ No damage in that zone],The larger ones are for Ground Equipment alignment.
regds
MEL



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