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A340 Question

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:58 am

What are all those red stripes for?

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RE: A340 Question

Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:02 am

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it has some relation to this:
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RE: A340 Question

Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:05 am

Those are covers for various sensors (pitot tubes, etc.), that are normally put on a plane when it is in storage, to protect them from damage. They are bright red so that mechanics will see them and not forget to take them off before the plane flies. All other planes have them, but I guess they're not used that much at the gates, only in service.


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