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Boeing Colors On 773

Mon May 06, 2002 2:15 pm

How come the Boeing 777-300 was never painted in the white Boeing color scheme (unlike all the other models)? It was presented in the silver scheme.

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RE: Boeing Colors On 773

Mon May 06, 2002 7:17 pm

Because Boeing wanted to save money. They did it with the 747-400 too.
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RE: Boeing Colors On 773

Tue May 07, 2002 1:08 pm

Why would they want to save their money. I think it would be better to paint it matches...


p.s. anyone got any ideas?

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RE: Boeing Colors On 773

Tue May 07, 2002 1:13 pm

to save money? Is that based on fact? It seems to me it would have been done for a "retro" look.
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RE: Boeing Colors On 773

Tue May 07, 2002 1:49 pm

Bare-metal livery on a Boeing "house color" plane usually indicates that particular airframe is destined for a customer. The house-color 773 went straight to Cathay after testing/certification was completed. Same thing with the first 744, which went to NW, and the first 763 (forgotten who it went to). With a bare metal livery, there's a whole lot less paint to scrape off prior to painting it in the colors of the customer.

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RE: Boeing Colors On 773

Wed May 08, 2002 2:34 am

The first 767-300 built was delivered to Japan Air Lines after the certification program. I seem to recall that it had the fuselage painted white above the window level. The first 737-400 and 737-500 were also in bare-metal Boeing colors during their test-flight period.
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