Shanti
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Paint Schemes On Wings

Mon Nov 13, 2000 11:23 pm

Is there any technical reason why aircrafts have no paint schemes or big writings on their wings?
 
Boeing727
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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Tue Nov 14, 2000 1:01 am

To answer your question I am not sure if there are any technical reasons, but there are a few airlines that have their wings painted, like this BALAIR A310..


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...and most Asian carriers (I believe) have their registration in large letters on top...


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...and the bottom of the wing...


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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Tue Nov 14, 2000 3:41 pm

Probably because no one will see the scheme plus the weight of the paint actually increases the fuel burn!
 
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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Wed Nov 15, 2000 1:07 am

Royal Jordanian airlines did paint the wings of their a/c white for a while when their new look was introduced in the mid 80s, but they scrapped the idea after some time, personally i dont like painted wings, except for on business jets 
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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Wed Nov 15, 2000 3:21 am

Mesa Airlines CRJ's operating for America West have their wings painted blue...


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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Wed Nov 15, 2000 4:05 am

TWA has those black lines painted on the top of the wings, what are those for?
 
CactusA319
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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Wed Nov 15, 2000 5:32 am


I'm thinking that has something do with icing/de-icing...maybe somone else can answer that one better...
 
Trident
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RE: Paint Schemes On Wings

Wed Nov 15, 2000 7:37 am

In the 1960's and 70's BEA aircraft had all red wings. They tried to have this incorporated into the first British Airways scheme in 1974 but the idea of painting a 747's wings red was too daunting. If BEA had taken delivery of their Tristars before BA was formed, they would have had red wings too - now that would have been interesting.

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