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Table 1

717-200 MD-80/-90 MD-11 737-700 757-200 767-300 777-200 747-400
Upper and lower half of fuselage and tail painted plus customer markings 119
(54.0)
155
(70.3)
427
(193.7)
179
(81.2)
239
(108.4)
299
(135.6)
475
(215.5)
555
(251.7)
Upper half of fuselage and tail painted plus customer markings 94
(42.6)
120
(54.4)
312
(141.5)
130
(59.0)
157
(71.2)
202
(91.6)
330
(149.7)
368
(166.9)
Polished skin and customer markings 23
(10.4)
25
(11.3)
45
(20.4)
25
(11.3)
30
(13.6)
40
(91.6)
50
(22.7)
55
(24.9)
Less paint reduces takeoff weight and fuel consumption considerably. The weight of paint for a typical decorative paint scheme varies among Boeing airplanes. Note that the paint weights given are representative of a typical paint scheme with a 4-mil* (0.1016-mm) paint thickness. Paint thickness varies between 3.5 to 5.5 mil (0.0889 to 0.1397 mm).

*mil=0.001 in



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