Eurowhite, whether you absolutely love it or you absolutely hate it we all know that by now it is becoming an industry trend when you take a look at airline liveries. With the plane a solid white and a little bit of color on the tail. But, is it a good thing? What are some of the benefits? Who started it?
Let’s have some background on Eurowhite. What is Eurowhite? Well, this is a type of livery which is now being commonly used by airlines, it usually consists of the following aspects: It consists almost entirely of a aircraft which is painted white with either a solid color or a company logo on the tail of the aircraft which wraps down the back of the fuselage.
You see, there are some reasons why Eurowhite is good for airlines. It revolves around this little unheard thing called money. The mostly white that is found on the plane helps to reflect heat off of it and helps with keeping the temperature cool and then the AC doesn’t need to run as much which save airlines money. Another thing with the white paint is that white paint is very light, this means that the weight from the paint on the aircraft is lower, this means the engines don’t mean to run at as high settings which saves fuel which saves…you guessed it, money.
Now to another question, who started it? Well, you see there was this airline called Union de Transports Aeriens (UTA) this french airline adopted a livery in the year 1973 when they received one of their first McDonnell Douglas DC-10’s. However, to show you how relatable it looks compared to today I’m going to take one from one of their Boeing 747-400’s, this is the same livery that they originally adopted back in 1973.
I mean just look at it! Except for the green doors and the little bit of a grey underbelly, that looks like if that flew in today to any airport it would fit in with the current trend of Eurowhite we see here in 2020.
However, in 1992 UTA merged into Air France and along with that so did possibly the first ever Eurowhite Livery.
Finally, I want to finish with a compilation of Eurowhite livery’s to show everyone how similar it has become. So let’s get started here with picture number 1, Lufthansa.
Next we have Aer Lingus
Here we have Qantas
Now this is Iberia’s livery
Next we have Aegean with a brand new livery
Now we have Aeroflot
Coming up we have SAS
Followed by Air France
Finally we have Air Transat
So that’s Eurowhite, after finishing this I have come up with some questions. How many more of these liveries will see in the future? Is this what we will see flying in our skies throughout the next decade? Will any change of the Eurowhite come? Who knows what the future holds for aircraft liveries.