Ever Wondered Why Commercial Aeroplanes Are Pretty Much Always White? There's A Clever Reason Behind It

Ever Wondered Why Commercial Aeroplanes Are Pretty Much Always White? There's A Clever Reason Behind It

 There’s a good reason for it…

You’ve undoubtedly already asked yourself this question when you’re going on holiday. Why are all planes white? In a time where marketing takes up more and more space in our lives, it’s surprising that the majority of companies don’t make the most of their aircrafts to promote themselves a bit.

In reality, there’s multiple reasons why they don’t. The first is down to monetary sanctions. White paint actually costs less and doesn’t dull as quickly as other colours. The weather and atmosphere conditions really put the aircraft body to the test when in the air, and white just so happens to be the colour that endures these conditions the best.

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Other reasons are slightly more technical. White reflects sunlight, which means the planes don’t overheat, both in the air and on the ground. This colour also makes the planes easier to spot in the sky in comparison to other colours and finally, cracks and bumps are easier to spot and stand out more if the planes are white.

• Anna Wilkins
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