Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by garnett, Jun 18, 2020.
That took 15 minutes .
I believe planes need repainting anyway every five years
'Money that had to be spent anyway is going to be spent' scandal.
I know of other military paint contracts where the term is payed upfront.
If you don't use up your moneys worth, you don't get a refund.
That's how fancy painted fast jets often don't cost anything extra to the tax payer.
Spot on. This is likely just a regular airframe inspection with some bits thrown in whilst they’re at it.
Shame the press suck at being the press nowadays.
Couldn't agree more. I think people expect the leader of the country to fly around in an old DC-10 with "Pan Am" still painted on the side.
Don't let facts get the way of a good story
No one mentioned how much it costs to renew the grey paintjob. Which will need redoing anyway. Next to the cost of a new plane its peanuts.
As soon as it's a government project, especially like this one where the workmen on site will have to get background checks, all the contractors bump up their prices.
LOL. First post.
Those blinkers probably obscured it.
It might very well be at extra cost, but we won't know until the full figures come out
"Labour questioned why the government was spending nearly a million pounds "redecorating a plane which in all likelihood has been grounded for months because of the coronavirus".
Unlikely to be grounded as it is also a tanker, which are regularly used to support military operations.
It surely can't be used in it's actual role when repainted? Don't think I've ever heard of Union Jack camo.
I don't see any reason it couldn't continue it's role if taking off from non hostile countries.
Doing circles high in the air with a union Jack is a lot less conspicuous than landing in foreign nations with one.
Hahaha yeah you got him there! Someone posting on an internet forum after googling "paint plane cost", prefacing with "apparently" is a reliable way of estimating a non comparable, bespoke job!
Because it's grounded and it's a good time to complete these tasks. If it were flying not only would they have the cost of the repaint and refitting they would have the cost of uber777 on top.
Do you every put 2 & 2 together?
I don't know what have inferred from my post, but I'm sure you've got it wrong
I feel a name change coming on
Bearing in mind it's a Govt procurement from what I assume is a private company, are you really trying to say they would have got 'value for money'?
I thought it was standard practice for private firms to fleece any Govt contract
I feel you are making no sense
They should paint a big hand with a middle finger pointing up in EU colours lol
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