Re: Why are all airliners white?

Date:         29 Aug 97 08:10:42 
From:         gfoley@freenet.columbus.oh.us (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote:
: >Is there a reason why airliners are dominantly painted in white,
: >or is it simply that white paint is cheaper?!!
[snip]

: As a side benefit, the mostly white schemes are easier to see, so
: there is a safety factor, though the existence of many non-white
: schemes suggests this is not a significant consideration.

    White or unpainted aircraft will be easier to see from above,
against dark ground or sea.  They are more difficult to see
from below against blue sky or light cloud in bright sunlight.
And so on....

K8EF

--
Gerry