Date: 13 Nov 96 02:41:22 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Coe) Organization: BEST Internet Communications References: 1 2 3
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"Damon Marcus Lewis" <email@example.com> writes: >Kim Hackett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in article ><airliners.1996.2199@ohare.Chicago.COM>... >> Airliners magazine recently had a photo of a Concorde painted up in a >> new Pepsi paint scheme for a 10 day promotional tour in Europe. The >> article said that the paint job cost $300,000. >I think the price varies a lot on the size of the plane. I know it costs >about $70,000 to paint a 737. Also, the Concorde is a much smaller plane >that the 747, so it would probably cost much more than the Concorde to >paint the 747. Just to correct a slight lack of information about Concorde. It may only take 100 passengers (and in not that much comfort either), but it is not a small aircraft. In size, it is 203 ft long, and 408,000 lbs maximum take off weight. For comparison, a 767-300 is about 180ft long, and 350,000lb take-off weight (747-200 - 820,000lbs, 231ft). Plus, I believe the Pepsi plane, had its wings painted, so the surface area painted, was probably more than the typical paint job on a 747.