Today I saw a picture of the “Landshut” (named after a German city, pronounced lund's hoot, not Land shut). The aircraft was hijacked in 1977 and now rusts at the airport of Fortaleza (Brazil) since 2008. German enthusiasts wanted to transfer the plane back to Germany as it somehow and sadly became part of German history, and the German government intends to do so as well.
I noticed the windows are blind. In an answer to an other question here I can also see a “retired” plane and Peter K. mentions the blind windows in a comment. This gave me the impression that all “retired” planes have blind windows.
Do the windows get blind simply because the planes are left on their own for years and wind, sun, etc. make them blind or are they made blind on purpose? If so, which purpose?
After reading the good answers, I reviewed the video I already linked. This screenshot:
(Source: tagesthemen from Feb 23, 2017, 22:15h (German TV news magazine))
shows the cabin of the “Landshut” and it's clearly visible that the interior is removed and the windows are blanked from the inside and covered with grey foil. I just wanted to share this image.
Landshut!) than English, I'd use the term
blindfor the window coverings - even if they simply pulled down the built in blinds to cover them. /English.SE discussion $\endgroup$