richiemo
Topic Author
Posts: 150
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:15 pm

Question Re: Air Canada Livery

Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:54 pm

Gang, I noticed on a flight recently that Air Canada paints little red lines around the "canoes" that hang from the 320/319 wings. They're visable on the part that sticks out aft of the wings (haven't been able to find a picture to post). I was sitting on the right side of the aircraft, so just assumed they did this on both sides. I have since purchased a model of an ACA 319 and it reflects this just on the right side of the plane. I also have a 319 model in my flightsim that has this on just the right side (moderators: this isn't a post about flight simming). I would have to assume this is the way it is in real life. (a) what are these lines representing and (b) if they are only on one side, why?
 
yycramprat
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:11 am

RE: Question Re: Air Canada Livery

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:34 pm

The red lines are there for the ground handlers. It just draws your attention towards the canoes when operating high lift equipment (container loaders/belts) in the vicinity of the C2 door. They pertain to the 320's thed most as the container loader almost has to go part way under the wing to align it with the C2 door properly.
 
tguman
Posts: 380
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2001 11:47 pm

RE: Question Re: Air Canada Livery

Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:39 pm

I fuel AC A320/A319. AC Airbus have the fueling on the left side of the plane, and they do have reflectors on the canoe's on that side, however they are not red but frosted reflective green like the markings around the doors. I assume that is for the catering trucks and fuel trucks.

TGUman
Life is a Mine Field.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos