Recent UA peeling paint livery sightings

Old Jun 1, 22, 1:51 pm
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They're working hard to make the livery match the service.
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Old Jun 1, 22, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by rotnkornkid View Post
A friend posted this on Instagram... anyone have a guess for what the heck is up with this plane's paint job?
Several guesses here: Recent UA peeling paint livery sightings
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Old Jun 1, 22, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by rotnkornkid View Post
A friend posted this on Instagram... anyone have a guess for what the heck is up with this plane's paint job?
Ironically, that is registration# N787UA ... which happens to be a 777-200.

Unfortunately with over 50x 777's parked in the desert for the last year and a half, getting them in for paint has been less of a priority. Now that they're coming back into service, hopefully these'll be painted soon.

As mentioned above by jhayes_1780 - there's a whole separate thread for it.
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Old Jun 1, 22, 3:17 pm
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Appears to be one of the newly returned to service PW772s from VCV. N787UA. Been in desert storage for nearly 15 months. Needs to be scheduled for the paint shop, suspect many of the stored 772 will have paint issues.

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Old Jun 1, 22, 4:04 pm
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Baking in the desert sun for a year plus clearly is not good for airplane paint!
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Old Jun 2, 22, 11:37 am
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The engine cowling (cover) is also borrowed from the one with new livery
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Old Jul 1, 22, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by onthesam View Post
N75853 back at SFO


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new livery on her:

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRRjKy39/?k=1
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Old Jul 12, 22, 10:16 am
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Oof hows this tho, blue tape on the leading edge
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Old Jul 12, 22, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by evol View Post
Oof hows this tho, blue tape on the leading edge
That's in the area of the HF radio antenna. I'm guessing that they replaced the antenna and the tape is to keep it sealed while the sealant cures.
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Old Jul 12, 22, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by sgtbalski View Post
I kinda like it.
That's incredible. Was there a fire in the tail?

No one should board that machine. This reeks of corner cutting.
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Old Jul 12, 22, 4:10 pm
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Is that Duct tape?
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Old Jul 12, 22, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by DENflyer3 View Post
Is that Duct tape?
What youre actually seeing is a heavy-duty aluminum bonding tape known as speed tape, explains airline pilot Patrick Smith on his Ask The Pilot website. Its a temporary fix and its used only on superficial or noncritical components, until more substantive repairs are made later on.


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Old Jul 12, 22, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by UAFAM View Post
“What you’re actually seeing is a heavy-duty aluminum bonding tape known as ‘speed tape,’” explains airline pilot Patrick Smith on his Ask The Pilot website. “It’s a temporary fix and it’s used only on superficial or noncritical components, until more substantive repairs are made later on.”


It also, at least IIRC from a conversation I had with a MD-10 owning client a while back, is really expensive, even for aviation where things already cost insane amounts compared to the "real world" due to the testing/certification/flammability/etc. requirements

ETA: Just Googled it to check my memory. Grainger has a case of 36 rolls of 1" wide by 36 yard long 3M 363 tape (confirming to FAR 25.853(a) and MIL-T-83284) for $7,126.20 = $197.95/roll or $1.83/foot
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Old Jul 13, 22, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by correction View Post
That's incredible. Was there a fire in the tail?

No one should board that machine. This reeks of corner cutting.
The notion that this is "corner cutting" in the sense of failure to follow required maintenance safety standards is beyond absurd.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by physioprof View Post
The notion that this is "corner cutting" in the sense of failure to follow required maintenance safety standards is beyond absurd.

Why should you assume that a company that cuts corners is selective with its corner cutting? "Yes, we cut corners but only with the unimportant stuff," said the spokesperson in the cut-corner PR department which is understaffed and under paid. Cancer affects the whole organism. You mustn't forget that.

To suggest that those planes with their peeling paint, bare skin, and 100s of yards of speed tape are "just fine," really speaks volumes about the state of things.
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