Northwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3475 times:
Just curious as to what determines whether an airline puts engine manufacturer's logos on the nacelles; do airlines who do so get any sort of compensation or cheaper replacement parts, or it is just purely a pride thing? "Powered by Rolls Royce" or "GE Jet Power," etc...
Yukon880 From United States of America, joined Sep 2011, 136 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3435 times:
Personally, I think it a shame that the display of the engine logo is no longer in vogue.
A few notable exceptions not withstanding. Whether it be the desire for a uniform (plain)
appearance across the fleet, or simple oblivion that such things matter to some, who knows?
Perhaps it's just the economics of having to purchase the decal to affix to the nacelle,
and it's not like airlines these days have much 'mad money' for such whimsical things!
Truth be told, I am more than just a little biased. Safe to say my objectivity on the topic
is seriously challenged and I blame it all on the past!
sasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 638 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
Quoting andz (Reply 5): ...the big Pratt and Whitney eagle decal on the engines. Comforting in a way.
Ahhh, indeed!! Full disclosure: I am a bit biased toward P&W. Not that there is anything wrong with any other manufacturer, but we all have our preferences and that logo on an aircrafts' engine is mine!
canadiannorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
On the Rolls Royce Darts found on the HS748s around here the RR logo is actually not a sticker, but a metal piece riveted onto the side of each cowling. From what I've seen I think these cowlings are standard on most Darts, regardless of aircraft type. Once riveted on there it generally stays on there, and for the airline theres really no advantage to going through all the work of drilling them out and filling the holes. Plus they just look cool.