Thrust
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Why AA Did Replaced Bare-metal Tails With Gray?

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:15 am

It seemed like starting with the 767 and A300, AA stopped making aircraft featuring all bare-metal tails. The DC-10s and 727s continued to fly with their bare-metal tails, but the MD-80s that were delivered in the bare-metal tails were repainted in the gray style. I guess I'm wondering why AA chose not to repaint the DC-10s and 727s, and even why the gray tails replaced the silver tails. Was it composites that were an issue or what? Thanks.
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RE: Why AA Did Replaced Bare-metal Tails With Gray?

Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:43 am

You answered your own question. Composites.  
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