Video: How a Jumbo Jet Gets Painted
The Airbus A380, a double-decker airplane with four engines, is the world’s largest passenger airliner, seating up to 615 travelers on a single flight. Unsurprisingly, giving it a new paint job is an elaborate process. As highlighted by Laughing Squid, Emirates Airline posted this timelapse view of a makeover for one of its A380s, a process that took 6000 man-hours spread over 15 days, making a weathered plane look shiny and new again. It got seven coats of paint in a process that looks similar to a giant Easter egg decorating contest. The airline repaints its planes every seven or eight years. Check out the technique above.
[h/t Laughing Squid]
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