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Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:05 am UTC
by wst
"Kulula (South Africa’s favourite low fare airline), have recently released this fantastic new aircraft livery entitled “Flying 101”.Kulula are well known for their fun marketing exploits and this one lives up to their high standards. Each part of the aircraft is labelled with humorous captions such as “Loo (or mile-high initiation chamber)” and “Landing gear (comes standard with super-fly mags)”."

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This is rather cute, it's nice to see a company being entertaining. And while the title is a pun, it might be interesting to note that the paint, despite adding over 3 tonnes of weight, improves fuel efficiency in the long-term by preventing the aircraft corroding ;) Well... discuss.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:22 am UTC
by Roĝer
Awesome!

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:58 am UTC
by Princess Marzipan
I approve.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:03 am UTC
by Levi
I love what they decided to label the pilot. I wish more companies were less serious.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:22 am UTC
by psychosomaticism
Levi wrote:I love what they decided to label the pilot. I wish more companies were less serious.


When I read this, I thought you meant that the pilot had to wear a green uniform with little arrows on it. "hand (good at pushing buttons and the like)."

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:24 am UTC
by IggyJack
That's a great way to get customers. Too bad the U.S. is hell bent on killing the aviation industry for the sake of "catching" a terrorist.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:34 am UTC
by boring bore
I don't have any sense of how much paint should weigh, but I was astounded and astonished upon hearing it added 3 tonnes (even better than tons!) to the plane. I know it's a rather light weight compared to the plane itself, but still--3 tonnes? That's more than I weigh!

...OK, that might not have been the best comparison. I also happen to not know anything about how corrosion hinders fuel efficiency, making things even worse.

Love the livery, though.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:55 am UTC
by masher
Win!

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:18 am UTC
by The Utilitarian
boring bore wrote:I don't have any sense of how much paint should weigh, but I was astounded and astonished upon hearing it added 3 tonnes (even better than tons!) to the plane. I know it's a rather light weight compared to the plane itself, but still--3 tonnes? That's more than I weigh!

...OK, that might not have been the best comparison. I also happen to not know anything about how corrosion hinders fuel efficiency, making things even worse.

Love the livery, though.

Oh paint on weight sensitive vehicals like planes and ships is huge. I was stunned to hear how much weight was saved on something like an aircraft carrier by not painting most of the interior. It's not hard to imagine when you get around to it though. You think about how much an average can of paint weighs and then think about how many cans it would take to paint something that massive, and then double the weight of each can to represent the super heavy duty paint job that would be neccissary. Madness.

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:52 am UTC
by SummerGlauFan
The Utilitarian wrote:
boring bore wrote:I don't have any sense of how much paint should weigh, but I was astounded and astonished upon hearing it added 3 tonnes (even better than tons!) to the plane. I know it's a rather light weight compared to the plane itself, but still--3 tonnes? That's more than I weigh!

...OK, that might not have been the best comparison. I also happen to not know anything about how corrosion hinders fuel efficiency, making things even worse.

Love the livery, though.

Oh paint on weight sensitive vehicals like planes and ships is huge. I was stunned to hear how much weight was saved on something like an aircraft carrier by not painting most of the interior. It's not hard to imagine when you get around to it though. You think about how much an average can of paint weighs and then think about how many cans it would take to paint something that massive, and then double the weight of each can to represent the super heavy duty paint job that would be neccissary.


I remember when I used to build miniature racecars and zipline racers. The paint job often determined who won or lost.

Also, couldn't resist:

The Utilitarian wrote:Madness.


Madness? This. Is. KULULA! *kicks out of airplane door.*

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:58 am UTC
by Wolf
SummerGlauFan wrote:Also, couldn't resist:

The Utilitarian wrote:Madness.


Madness? This. Is. KULULA! *kicks out of airplane door.*

New label on the plane: "The door, for kicking people out of. Mid-flight."

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:11 am UTC
by Gelsamel
They need a huge ass label saying "PITOT TUBE MOTHERFUCKERS! ---->".

Re: Airline goes green while educating passengers

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:04 am UTC
by Outchanter
Ja, Kulula has brilliant ads ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf_5nb3D8KQ

IMO the only other contender is Nando's.