January 31, 2023
White doesn't fade, long term exposure to sunlight and other environmental conditions eventually makes darker colours fade.
White colour makes it very easy to detect bumps, cracks, bird strikes and even oil spills on the aircraft.
White exteriors can enhance aircraft visibility and potentially increase its detection and avoidance by birds.
It is much cheaper for a new airline to repaint a part of a white plane and put their own livery.
The light colour reflects sunlight and solar radiation while the plane is in flight and keeps the cabin cool.
White paint is the best way to minimise cabin heating and prevent potential damage from solar radiation.
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