The Reason Why Most Non-Military Planes Are White

There are many reasons for these predominantly white paint jobs and they are as diverse as they are interesting.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Have you ever noticed that most non-military planes are white? If you had not noticed before, your curiosity must be piqued now. Why indeed are most commercial airplanes white?

There are many reasons for this and they are as diverse as they are interesting. Let's begin by citing the reasons we even paint planes in the first case.

After all, paint does add some weight to the planes causing a rise in fuel costs. So why is it so important that planes be painted?

The first reason is to protect the aircraft's fuselage. The second is that painting a plane also helps improve its structural integrity and makes it easier to clean and maintain.

But why choose white? The first reason is an economical one. The simpler the paint job the cheaper it is. Therefore choosing a primarily white scheme is economic in the long run.

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The next reason is that carriers often sell their planes to other carriers. A predominantly white paint allows the new carriers to put their logo on the old plane with more ease.

However, these are just a few of the reasons why commercial planes are painted white. The rest can all be seen in this video.

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