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Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:07 pm

On this pic by Matt Cawby from Microvoltradio, http://microvoltradio.com/kpae305.htm, one can clearly see there are blue marks painted below the doors in a triangular kind of shape.
What is the reason for these marks?
Are they there for the (automated?) alignment of jet bridges?

[Edited 2008-03-21 11:15:24]
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:11 pm

Link doesn't work for me, but it sounds reasonable....
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:16 pm



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
Link doesn't work for me, but it sounds reasonabl

I corrected the link. Thanks OPNLguy.
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:34 pm

Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:45 pm



Quoting Spencer (Reply 3):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:53 pm



Quoting Avioniker (Reply 4):
Quoting Spencer (Reply 3):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks

And regular jetways, not just automated ones.  Smile
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 5):
Are they not there for the ground ops guys that drive up with the steps?

And the catering trucks

And regular jetways, not just automated ones.

Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it. I think it is for the catering truck.
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:59 pm

The smaller one are the Static Port no damage zones...
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:00 pm

They are stay out areas, areas where no dents or patches are allowed. In your picture thay are around the Static Port and the Pitot Static Probes. These areas are critical on all RVSM certified aircraft and must be re-verified periodically to keep its RVSM status.
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:02 am



Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it.

Stairs may need to be used during maintenance or any other unusual circumstances.....markings would be made keeping in mind any future situations....
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:45 am



Quoting 474218 (Reply 8):
They are stay out areas, areas where no dents or patches are allowed. In your picture thay are around the Static Port and the Pitot Static Probes. These areas are critical on all RVSM certified aircraft and must be re-verified periodically to keep its RVSM status.

He's talking about the HUGE ones, just under each door. Not the ones around all the ports and probes.

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
Those marks are on the right side, which should never have a jetway or stairs attached to it.

Never say never  Silly It's not like it's banned or something.
 
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RE: Marks Painted On Fuselage, Why?

Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:41 am

The smaller ones around the Static ports & probes are for RVSM [ No damage in that zone],The larger ones are for Ground Equipment alignment.
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