Easyjet paint job makes fuel bills less of a drag

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  1. Nigelinoz

    Nigelinoz Established Member

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    Interesting article from the BBC website,wonder if the likes of Tiger,DJ,JQ will do it.
    BBC News - Easyjet paint job makes fuel bills less of a drag
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  3. Nigelinoz

    Nigelinoz Established Member

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    Yeah the article mentions that the US military have been using it for years,the question that comes to my mind is if drag effects fuel consumption by the amount claimed then what sort of effect would sticking decals on an aircraft,as DJ and Jetstar have done recently have on their fuel bill,expecially in times of increased fuel costs?.
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    The short answer is LOTS.

    I guess they consider the PR value outweighs the extra fuel used.
     
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    Apparently the extra paint used on Wunulla Dreaming reduces its range from that of a standard 747-400ER to more like a standard 747-400. I think that has more to do with the extra weight than increased drag though. Still, it shows that airlines are prepared to cop extra fuel burn for promotional purposes.
     
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