Lately I have been noticing a lot of mismatched engine cowlings on UA A320/A319 aircraft. I understand that they swap out parts when needed such as these but there just seems to be a high amount of them. It seems to be mainly on the grey scheme aircraft that have the new paint cowlings. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Is it a lot of damaged cowlings that needs to be replaced? Getting the birds ready for the new paint? Or is it xyz??
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