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The first A350-900 in Lufthansa colours

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The Lufthansa Airbus was in the so-called “paint shop” in the Airbus plant in Toulouse for eleven days, and then the moment arrived – the first A350-900 with white Lufthansa paint and blue lettering was ready to go. 30 people worked on the task, painting a total surface area of around 2,100 square meters (www.lufthansagroup.com) More...

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MH370
MH370 2
More pictures: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1344453
linbb
linbb 1
A so called paint shop?
heimlinn
I don't think the photo link is working properly. Can't see any of the painted aircraft.
heimlinn
MH370, Thanks for the link. Question? How do they keep the nose down with no engines mounted?
AABABY
AABABY 1
2,100 square meters of paint must be pretty heavy even when dry. Anybody know what that would be?
Old time airlines used as little paint as possible to save weight and gain revenue. Plus there is less maintenance with less paint.
Is there some reason why that practice was abandoned?
8c8g8r8
8c8g8r8 2
for one, carbon fiber requires a coating of some sort. plus how else is one supposed to keep up with the joneses?
AABABY
AABABY 1
Thanks. That makes sense.
peterlmaas2
Peter Maas 1
AABABY achtung bitte, more paint, more advertising
AABABY
AABABY 1
True.

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