filipinoavgeek wrote:One thing I noticed about the A380s that have been scrapped so far (the two ex-SQ frames and one AF frame) is that they were all painted white before being torn apart. Was this simply because their leases expired, or is there something about the A380 where they don't want to see A380s still in livery being broken down? Isn't repainting an airframe that won't operate again a waste of time and money? Other airliners when they are retired and scrapped seem to usually still keep their liveries to the end.
Dalmd88 wrote:For a trip to the scrapper the plane is not getting repainted.
Many airlines do not like seeing their logo featured in scrapyards.
Now for a lease return it may be a condition of lease turn back that the plane is painted solid white.
mmo wrote:I think you will find the aircraft aren't necessarily painted but the decals for the logo and stripes are removed. In the case of SQ, all the artwork on the 380 is decals.
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