Date: 05 Sep 97 17:27:24 From: "john r." <email@example.com> Organization: silence References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.1886@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> writes >>Is there a reason why airliners are dominantly painted in white, >>or is it simply that white paint is cheaper?!! > > >The reason why most airliners are predominantly white is mostly >because darker colors absorb more heat, meaning more work must be >done by the air conditioning systems while sitting on the ground >on a hot, sunny day. (At cruise altitudes, the outside air is >plenty cold.) The white top idea to keep cool does not work too well. I went on one of our new 777s (BA) with a white top which had been powered all day in the sun with only one door open and it was 50c 122f in the cabin. I went for a walk down to see what it felt like, first your ears burn, then your eyes dry out. I dont recomend it. Maybe it would be worse with a dark colour. -- john r.