Painting a Jumbo Jet in 3 Minutes

28 Jan

Last year Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines for $2.6 billion and inherited a hodgepodge of 436 planes which it then had to re-paint. Scope this rad time lapse vid of the painting of a Delta 747-400 getting re-badged.  According to Wired, “a decent paint job requires as many as six coats of paint, each requiring as long as 12 hours. All that paint weighs more than you might think. Doing the job right means laying on as many as 90 gallons of paint…and it adds between 330 and 550 pounds to the weight of the plane”.

And you thought painting a street piece took time.

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