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The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:29 am

I guess this is her.

Worst paint maintenance ever!


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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:35 am

I'm confused. Did you post the right photo?
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:37 am

Take a look at the aft portion of the fuselage.

Notice all the paint chipped off?

This is the US 762 that is known for being in the worst condition.

Other pictures show the lack of the outer coat of paint right next to the cockpit on the starboard side.
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:38 am

Do you happen to know the registration of that particular plane?
 
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:46 am

Oh, ok! Thanks for pointing that out; I hadn't noticed it.
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:54 am

Eureka. I have found it.

I have only heard of this plane until this picture.

In December 2002, N656US had a "cosmetic touch-up" done to cover up this shameful showcase of peeling paint. However, as we can see, by May 2003, the touch-up fell apart.

The original cover up:

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Other examples of US paint coats in various stages of disrepair:

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The terrible N649US:

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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 4:57 am

reminds me of AIR FRANCE!
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 5:01 am

Looks like the neck of a beer bottle on frustrating night.
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 5:10 am

I seen something like that on an inbound 762 into MCO this morning.
 
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 7:29 am

For some reason, the 762's always seem to get the worst of the paint chipping, I have no earthly idea why. I saw ship 649 a few months ago in CLT, and it looked terrible. I'm pretty sure now that all aircraft are in the new scheme as of a couple weeks ago, they will start going back and touching up the really bad ones, at least I hope so.

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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 10:59 am

And here I was thinking it was the one that was scrapped after an engine explosion.
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 11:30 am

That still isn't as bad as some of the peeling paint I saw on KIWI International Airlines in 1993. Let's see if I can find a pic... Nope. Noen of the A.net pics show how bad it was when I flew them. All I can say is that there was paint peeling off the top of the aircraft like it had dandruff.


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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 9:31 pm

reminds me of AIR FRANCE!

No, Air France's planes are DIRTY, not peeling. Their planes much represent the guy who runs france.
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Thu May 29, 2003 11:04 pm

Seems like peeling paint is not limited to US Airways.

Qantas' VH-VBD - a new A330 delivered only a few weeks ago is suffering the same sort of problem.


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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Fri May 30, 2003 1:43 am

What's the big deal about the USAir 767's anyway, being that they are getting them anyway.
 
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RE: The Infamous US Airways 767-200

Fri May 30, 2003 1:48 am

I remember when I worked for a tour operator and we used ATA a whole lot, the competing tour operator was a big user of Sun Country and there was one DC10 at the time that had a similar paint problem, was nasty looking. People think if the paint is this bad then how is the rest of the aircraft being taken care of.
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