leleko747 wrote:Alsie Express ATR 72 is matte black!
andymartin wrote:Aisle Express ATRs look sinister, like a stealth aircraft, but stunning at the same time.
TWA772LR wrote:I just looked at the Alsie Express ATR, that thing looks mean!
jnev3289 wrote:Just looked them up too, daaaaaamn that's an awesome looking airplane
LAXPAX wrote:Came in here to post the NW example, and 777klm beat me to it! Always liked that livery though.
Oh well, here's another glamour shot:
26point2 wrote:Falcon 7X reg OY-FWO
caoimhin wrote:Rather than start a new thread for a subject that's been kicked around a number of times (read: beaten to death), maybe this is a good thread in which to ask.
The original discussions concerning the 787 engines (not sure if both Trent 1000 and GEnx) indicated that dark coloured paint was discouraged due to the possibility of heat causing increased wear to engine components. This was separate and apart from the laminar flow issue. I've read a number of threads on this issue earlier on in 787 production, but I haven't seen an explanation as to why BA stuck with their standard blue nacelle paint. Is the theoretical wear issue not supported by operational evidence? Or did BA simply decide to bite the bullet? In contrast, I notice that the renderings of Delta 787s all have white nacelles rather than their standard blue.
Boeing says it is evaluating customer requests to paint the nacelles on a "case by case basis".
"We need to evaluate each custom colour request because different colours may require different thicknesses to achieve the desired appearance," the airframer says.
"We need to ensure that the thickness required does not exceed the design tolerance."
...Boeing says that specific discussions with its customers regarding the colours are "considered confidential".
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