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New Paint Job...??

#1 Post by Airbusfan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:10 am

Seems Air Canada isn't painting any more...? What's up with that...?
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#2 Post by delta1 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:50 am

Airbusfan wrote:Seems Air Canada isn't painting any more...? What's up with that...?


Ummmm what makes you think that??
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#3 Post by Alcoholism » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:03 am

The new livery is now old. Stay tuned for a major announcement and a new-new livery.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#4 Post by mato » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:51 am

Maybe just busy keeping the summer rush going with max aircraft utilization.

Probably be about 5 more years until the last aircraft with the sea foam paint is either repainted or retired.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#5 Post by Mach1 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:16 am

I thought they only repainted when in times of financial crisis?
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#6 Post by Blue42 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:32 pm

Airbusfan wrote:Seems Air Canada isn't painting any more...? What's up with that...?
Summer! Should start up again in the next month or two.....heard an A330 is next to go...
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#7 Post by PostmasterGeneral » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:50 am

What a lot of people don't realize is, a plane needs to be completely stripped every few years anyways in order to check the fuselage skin for cracks. It's always repainted back into the same scheme, so really, nobody is the wiser.

Reprinting a fleet on that schedule doesn't add any additional cost to an airline.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#8 Post by mbav8r » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:41 am

PostmasterGeneral wrote:What a lot of people don't realize is, a plane needs to be completely stripped every few years anyways in order to check the fuselage skin for cracks. It's always repainted back into the same scheme, so really, nobody is the wiser.

Reprinting a fleet on that schedule doesn't add any additional cost to an airline.
Not sure where you're getting your information but that is not true, aircraft are X-rayed to check for stress cracks, can't even imagine relying on the naked eye for something as important as that. I've flown the same aircraft with the same paint and flaws in that paint for several years. I've also seen the process for the X-ray.
However, it is true that every so often aircraft will need to be repainted and I doubt many of ACs aircraft will go in ahead of that schedule but I could be wrong.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#9 Post by JBI » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:35 am

Airbusfan wrote:Seems Air Canada isn't painting any more...? What's up with that...?
According to @contrailaviationphotography an A330 will be going in for painting next week. Not sure where they get their info from.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#10 Post by Mircea7378 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:37 am

Was told they do painting when an aircraft is scheduled for maintenance work but I could be wrong.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#11 Post by FADEC » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:23 am

Some aircraft require stripping on a schedule; some don't depends on the type certificate and approved maintenance schedule.
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Re: New Paint Job...??

#12 Post by aV1aTOr » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:01 am

Alcoholism wrote:The new livery is now old. Stay tuned for a major announcement and a new-new livery.
The current AC toothpaste livery is over 11 years old.
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