MDL_777
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What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:39 am

While spotting at my local airport, I've noticed some strange smudge-like markings on the left side of many of the aircraft. It's really apparent on aircraft with dark paint schemes. Here's an example:


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I've noticed it mostly on the 737's, but it's also evident on some of the A319's and A320's that I've seen as well. It's kind of odd - the "smudges" are always around the cockpit window, and the first passenger window, and always on the left side. I was curious if anyone had an explanation for this. Does it have to do with cabin pressurization?
 
TechRep
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 8:58 am

Thats wear from the rubber bumpers on a Jet Bridge.

TechRep
 
ExitRow
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:02 am

Jetway Hickies.

Rubber Burns.

Doorway Rash.

uh...

can't think of any other.

ER
 
MDL_777
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:19 am

Thanks, that clears that up.
 
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RE: What Are These Markings?

Fri Apr 19, 2002 9:39 am

I think that about wraps things up here at airliners.net. All questions that could possibly been asked have been asked.

The dude needs to step back and look at the forest....

JET



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