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Inside the Painting Hangars of Airbus

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Toulouse - The design and colors of an aircraft are the key aspects in the development of identity of a company that will operate it, and to ensure that they are applied correctly, Airbus has a center in Toulouse in which more than 400 people work. (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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baqwas
Matha Goram 1
How does it compare with the one in Everett? :)
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 3
Boeing does not have 1 central paint operation. Instead they have operations all over the US
PAE-3, PDX-2, RNI-1, BFI-3 (2 can handle a pair of 737'2 each and a larger 1 can handle a large craft and a 737 so is almost like 6 individual hangars) VCV-4 (although not all Boeing) CHS-2 (they can handle more than 1 in each), ARA-3 (1 large and 2 smaller) and another company, that paints for them, has 2 at GEG
baqwas
Matha Goram 1
Gone are the days when taking off from 34R/SEA, one could see on the right freshly painted 747s at BFI.
topgunnh
Peter McGrath 0
Amazing videos. How would you like to have the masking paper and tape franchise supplying Airbus?
lartac
Leon Artac 0
Since I retired from 3M after 25 years,I hope 3M is selling them the paper and tape. They need to in order to keep my retirement coming!!
metricbolt
How do the aircraft manufacturers dispose of the paper,tape etc.?
With some many airplanes being built there must be a lot of tape,paper used.
lartac
Leon Artac 1
Since it has paint on it, it goes with the other toxins, paints, etc. Big mess.
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 0
True artisans at work..I do not believe you can ever get robots to mimic the liquid flow of a humans arms or hands when it comes to painting these beasts.
I do feel sorry thou, for the people who have the job to remove, clean and replace the air filters in the "paint booth".
shrudini
shrudini -4
How many hangers do they have?
rebomar
rebomar 6
13 Paint hangars
rapidwolve
rapidwolve 12
A whole closet full
jacrowley48
jeff crowley 4
Now that's funny right there!

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