why are the airplanes white?

airplanes are white why???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A lot (not all) of them are white because it reflects the sun's rays and keeps things cooler inside while the plane is on the ground. At the same time the paint is a major player in corrosion protection for the aluminum skin.

    Except for a few hot spots around the engine, the exterior of a plane is NOT stainless steel. The reflective finish seen on umpainted planes is a thin layer of pure aluminum applied to the surface of the aluminum sheet used for the skin itself. This type of sheet is callled alclad aluminum and has a high resistance to corrosion even when unpainted.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because if they were yellow people would say look at the size of that canary

  • 1 decade ago

    hmmmm, there are alot of planes that are NOT white

    i.e. southwest, northwest, some of the united planes, mesaba

    Source(s): watching the sky
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    to reflect sun light and heat

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