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Two-minute timelapse video shows Boeing aircraft being stripped down and repainted

If the mere thought of re-painting the windows or front door of your home fills you with dread, spare a thought for airlines who have to spruce up their planes.

But for them time really can fly.

For with the help of time-lapse photography, airline Emirates has compressed into just two minutes the near fortnight-long round-the-clock marathon required to strip and re-paint each of its Boeing 777 passenger aircraft.

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Huge: A timelapse video shows how Emirates workers in a hangar in Dubai repaint the airline's planes

Huge: A timelapse video shows how Emirates workers in a hangar in Dubai repaint the airline's planes

 

 
Job: The workers begin by stripping the plane's entire coat of paint off in preparation for repainting
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Job: The workers begin by stripping the plane's entire coat of paint off in preparation for repainting

 

 
Work in progress: The plane after the start of the process, with stripped paint on the floor
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Work in progress: The plane after the start of the process, with stripped paint on the floor

 

Emirates runs the world’s largest aircraft paint hangar owned by an airline.

Last year it completed 21 aircraft ‘make-overs’, each one averaging around 312 hours or about 13 days and nights.

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