Reason why airplanes are painted white

Reason why airplanes are painted white

Ever wondered why airplanes are painted white? Well, here are reasons why they are painted white;

1. It Keeps The Airplane Cool

You might be wondering how does it keep it cool?

It still the same way lighter colours affect our wardrobe. It simply just to reflect sunlight and to minimize damage from heat and solar radiation.

2. Visibility of Damage

Well if you must know the white colour make other colour visible on them, just like our white shirts at homes.

The white colours of aircraft makes it very easy for any cracks or oil spills and other faults to be identified and repaired.

3. Search and Rescue

If a plane falls or go down because it is white, it will be more easier to locate from the air.

4. It’s Cheap and it Also Reduces Weight

Do you know paints add between 500 to 1,200 lbs, that’s about 273-544kg of weight to an airplane.

5. Reduce Collision With Birds

Picture of a bird strike

A bird strike is strictly defined as a collision between a bird and an aircraft which is in flight or on a take off or landing roll.

It really bad for an aircraft to experience bird strikes because bird strikes are a significant threat to flight safety, and have caused a number of accidents with human casualties.

If an aircraft is white it will reduce the collision of birds. White is visible and definitely increase detection and birds will avoid.

Now, you see why there aren’t red and green planes up in the cloud. It has a lot of functions and advantages. Both for the plane, the pilot and the passengers.

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