astrojet
Posts: 553
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2000 9:11 pm

American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 5:55 am

Do you know why some AA A300 are painted all grey and others have the AA bare metal look?

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Frank Schaefer



Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin

 
N312RC
Posts: 2588
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2000 10:58 am

RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:13 am

The painted ones are earlier deliveries. Airbus uses paint as corrosion protection because they use a different skin (it isnt Alcad). On the later deliveries, AA persuaded Airbus to deliver them bare.
My views as expressed above are my views alone and do not constitute the views of my employer.
 
mikephotos
Posts: 2888
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2000 12:52 am

RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:35 am

No more "painted" A300's, they are now all bare metal.

Michael
 
FLY 8
Posts: 330
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2000 5:48 am

RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 6:38 am

There was a post before with that question!
Search for it, there have been some nice expainations!

Benjamin!
yes i can handle that alone. - - -famous last words
 
Guest

RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 7:07 am

Hi,

I started a topic asking the exact same question a few months ago. Here's the link:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/368818/

BTW, I see that I used the exact same two pictures to accopany my question! LOL!

Greetings!
 
astrojet
Posts: 553
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2000 9:11 pm

RE: American A300 Paint Sheme

Sat Feb 17, 2001 2:20 pm

Thanks for the link, yeah, they are the first best awailable pictures.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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