12 Reasons Why Most Airplanes Are White

Posted on Jun 28, 2016

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's definitely a plane, and high up among the clouds, the aircraft would be almost invisible if it weren't for the contrails from the jet engines. So why is white used as the main color of all passenger airplanes?

If you're asking yourself why all airplanes are painted strictly in white, here are 12 reasons why no other color is a suitable match.

1. White Paint Will Never Fade, so No Money Is Lost on Repainting Every Year

White Paint Will Never Fade, so No Money Is Lost on Repainting Every Year
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2. Cracks and Any Other Surface Damages Are Much Easier to Spot

Cracks and Any Other Surface Damages Are Much Easier to Spot
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3. In Case of Resale, White Will Have More Value Because It Lasts Longer

In Case of Resale, White Will Have More Value Because It Lasts Longer
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4. White Is the Best When It Comes to Reflecting Light, Which Means Less Heat Gets Absorbed by the Plane

White Is the Best When It Comes to Reflecting Light, Which Means Less Heat Gets Absorbed by the Plane
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