Ever Wondered Why Planes Are Usually White? The Answer Is Really Clever.
White planes are less likely to fade.
When you're doing laundry, you'll notice that darker colors fade more easily than the light colors and whites. The same goes for dark paint. It is also much more noticeable if the paint flakes off of a dark colored plane.
Depending on the company, a plane can run on a 5 year paint schedule, earlier if the situation is dire.
White planes cool down faster.
White paint reflects sunlight, which helps keep the interiors cool, while other colors can absorb it. It is best to avoid heating up the body of a plane.
A standard white plane has a higher resale value than a colored plane.
This is because more work would have to be done with a colored plane. With decorative planes, they'll be using more paint, which increases fuel consumption.
Companies who purchase brand new planes want to maintain the quality, especially if the planes are purchased on loans, so white is usually a safe way to go.
Have you ever seen how a plane is painted? It's a truly impressive process, and you can check it out in the video below.
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