Suppose an airline with 15-20 A320 wanted to change the paint for the entire fleet, how much would it cost approximately?

I need this for my thesis, but unfortunately, paint manufacturers I contacted (PPG, AkzoNobel, Mankiewicz) don't want to give any information, since I don't work for an airline.

I understand that for an Airbus airplane the basecoat most likely is 9008 or 9008B900D. Paint color should be white.

Note: Basecoat/Clearcoats reduce overall paint system weight, since they require fewer paint layers.

  • $\begingroup$ What's your thesis on? $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Aug 15, 2018 at 23:27
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    $\begingroup$ Different measures of fuel consumption reduction in airlines. For the final part I'm trying to make an estimation of the costs associated with the implementation of such measures for a specific airline and compare that to the expected fuel savings (and money) $\endgroup$
    – Sverg
    Aug 16, 2018 at 1:50
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    $\begingroup$ So you're thinking a lighter coat of paint for the weight savings? Might be something there. Be interesting to see how low long it takes to recoup the cost of a paint job in fuel savings. My ratty 30+ year old paint job is being stripped & repainted this fall. I'm hoping the drag reduction from the not very smooth paint (stored outdoors since 1996) will gain me a little speed. $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Aug 16, 2018 at 3:19
  • $\begingroup$ Related: aviation.stackexchange.com/q/13738/1379 $\endgroup$
    – Řídící
    Aug 20, 2018 at 16:38
  • $\begingroup$ Already answered: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/13738/… $\endgroup$ Sep 2, 2018 at 17:35


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