Continental, I doubt they are feeding you BS
, but the story has changed so many times on when the Arvo's & Saabs were to be repainted, you can't believe anything. First it was to be Oct' 04, then by year-end 2004, then Januarary.....so who knows.
Yes, there was a Saab that was to be repainted a few weeks ago, because of an AD
related to the bonded primer and how the aircraft was repainted by a previous owner. Ship 106 went in for inspection and was to be repainted, when they stripped the paint they found significant corrosion, and being a 15 year-old A model, it was not economical to repair, and the aircraft was retired from service