EMBQA - American Airlines also does there own work, but if you look closely at the Red, White and Blue strip they are applied with a paint roller...thus eliminating the VOC's. This way AA
can keep it simple.
HAHA, are you kidding me you think they use a roller. They use special adhesive decals. Not a single trace of paint on AA
aircraft. Yea, so I guess people wouldn't notice the paint not settling perfectly flat on the substrate, when using a ROLLER!
EMBQA - Exactly 'HOW
' is the new livery cheaper to paint...? From the hand full of new UAL planes we have painted it actually took longer to paint the aircraft over the older gray - blue. Paint shops bill airlines on manhours... nothing more, and if it takes more manhours to paint the aircraft, it COSTS MORE. As someone that actually works in the aviation business and has been to several paint shops over seeing aircraft being painted, you'll need to explain this theory to me.
Wait then who pays for supplies?!?!, last time I checked the customer pays for supplies and labor. I guess paint shops dish out for mixing, masking paper, fineline tape and solvents to clean thier guns themselves.....White is a million times cheaper to mix since it is a Base color. Dark Gray, Orange and Red are not on the other hand, just to get the value, tint and chroma correct on a Red or Orange it takes about 8-10 other colors of Base.