jetblastdubai wrote:jetmatt777 wrote:I think it looks terrific at night too, against a dark sky. Unfortunately it seems a lot of pilots don't turn the logo lights on. Or the bulbs are burned out.
Years ago we (ORD ATC) were told that UA had decided to disconnect the logo lights on the entire fleet because they were actually an MEL item if INOP but if they were purposely disconnected it wasn't an issue. We had questioned UA ops with it because the Battleship gray liver absolutely sucked for tower controllers to visually identify UA planes at night or in low vis conditions. We used to joke that the official color of the planes was "wet concrete".
Can someone confirm if this fact/urban legend is still valid?
IIRC, it was a cost saving measure. Even 'purposely disconnected' would require a MEL/Placard stating so. They just wouldn't be turned on. Looks like subUAL all have LOGO lights. IIRC, American actually removed them to save money years ago......
Logo Lights IPC
Airbus A-319/-320, ALL Effectivity 001999
Boeing 747-222 ALL Effectivity 001999
Boeing 757-222 ALL Effectivity 501557 101500 548999
Boeing 767-322 ALL Effectivity 641663 051149 157640 664999 684999 001999
Boeing 777-222/-222ER Effectivity 001999
Further Airbus Effectivity
LOGO LIGHT INSTL Effectivity