And as anyone who did high school physics would tell you, white reflects heat, so a brighter outside coating helps keep the plane cooler.
The issue of psychology also plays a part. White paint doesn’t fade. Who’d want to fly on a plane with a weathered exterior and faded paint? Not many.
Another reasoning behind the white aerial fleets is that white paint is generally cheaper and more readily available than other colours, Gizmodo reports. It’s also slightly lighter and easier for companies to apply their logos to.
But mostly, it’s to keep you safe.
The more you know.