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Paint on a new airliner is usually applied in two stages: first, a coat of primer, and then a top coat. A new process requires no primer, but instead uses two layers of the same newly developed coating, with each layer of the new coating having the same thickness and weight as a traditional top coat. Using the new process instead of the old process increases the price of a new aircraft considerably.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly indicates that it is in an airline's long-term economic interest to purchase new airliners painted using
the new process rather than the old process?

(A) Although most new airliners are still painted using the old process, aircraft manufacturers now offer a purchaser of any new airliner the option of having it painted using the new process instead.
(B) A layer of primer on an airliner weighs more than a layer of the new coating would by an amount large enough to make a difference to that airliner's load-bearing capacity.
(C) A single layer of the new coating provides the aluminum skin of the airliner with less protection against corrosion than does a layer of primer of the usual thickness.
(D) Unlike the old process, the new process was originally invented for use on spacecraft, which are subject to extremes of temperature to which airliners are never exposed.
(E) Because the new coating has a viscosity similar to that of a traditional top coat, aircraft manufacturers can apply it using the same equipment as is used for a traditional top coat.
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Must find out why it is better to paint the new airline with the new method although it is more expensive.

A. There is no benefit to for using the new method.
B. Correct provides a reason why we want to switch even though its more expensive.
C. Actually tells us why we would not want to use the new method.
D. No benefit because this extreme temperature is never experience by airliners.
E. No benefit using the same equipment is still going to make the paint cost more.
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(A) Although most new airliners are still painted using the old process, aircraft manufacturers now offer a purchaser of any new airliner the option of having it painted using the new process instead. - Irrelevant - Incorrect
(B) A layer of primer on an airliner weighs more than a layer of the new coating would by an amount large enough to make a difference to that airliner's load-bearing capacity. - Since primer weighs more than a layer of new coating, hence the total weight of the aircraft is decreases with new paint on. Cost of the paint compensates for additional load bearing capacity on the airplane which can be used for cargo. - Correct
(C) A single layer of the new coating provides the aluminum skin of the airliner with less protection against corrosion than does a layer of primer of the usual thickness. - Out of scope - Incorrect
(D) Unlike the old process, the new process was originally invented for use on spacecraft, which are subject to extremes of temperature to which airliners are never exposed. - Irrelevant - Incorrect
(E) Because the new coating has a viscosity similar to that of a traditional top coat, aircraft manufacturers can apply it using the same equipment as is used for a traditional top coat. - Irrelavant - Incorrect
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Paint on a new airliner is usually applied in two stages: first, a coat of primer, and then a top coat. A new process requires no primer, but instead uses two layers of the same newly developed coating, with each layer of the new coating having the same thickness and weight as a traditional top coat. Using the new process instead of the old process increases the price of a new aircraft considerably.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly indicates that it is in an airline's long-term economic interest to purchase new airliners painted using
the new process rather than the old process?

(A) Although most new airliners are still painted using the old process, aircraft manufacturers now offer a purchaser of any new airliner the option of having it painted using the new process instead.
(B) A layer of primer on an airliner weighs more than a layer of the new coating would by an amount large enough to make a difference to that airliner's load-bearing capacity.
(C) A single layer of the new coating provides the aluminum skin of the airliner with less protection against corrosion than does a layer of primer of the usual thickness.
(D) Unlike the old process, the new process was originally invented for use on spacecraft, which are subject to extremes of temperature to which airliners are never exposed.
(E) Because the new coating has a viscosity similar to that of a traditional top coat, aircraft manufacturers can apply it using the same equipment as is used for a traditional top coat.

Well, if I were to buy airlines, there must be a good reason to buy the new ones despite being expensive than the older airlines.

(A) Although most new airliners are still painted using the old process, aircraft manufacturers now offer a purchaser of any new airliner the option of having it painted using the new process instead.I am interested in the reason for buying new airlines and not having the option.
(B) A layer of primer on an airliner weighs more than a layer of the new coating would by an amount large enough to make a difference to that airliner's load-bearing capacity. Sounds convincing
(C) A single layer of the new coating provides the aluminum skin of the airliner with less protection against corrosion than does a layer of primer of the usual thickness. How about two layers? this statement doesn't give this answer.
(D) Unlike the old process, the new process was originally invented for use on spacecraft, which are subject to extremes of temperature to which airliners are never exposed. If airlines are never exposed to extreme temperatures, why do I need new airlines then?
(E) Because the new coating has a viscosity similar to that of a traditional top coat, aircraft manufacturers can apply it using the same equipment as is used for a traditional top coat. Even if I use the same equipment, the total cost will increase. In the presence of 'B' this option sounds less convincing
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17 Nov 2016, 02:05
Airline Paints -
usual process - 1st coat of primer and then a top coat.
new process - double coating of the same .
Using the new process increases the price of an aircraft.

why should the companies prefer the new coat rather than old coat??
Reasons could be-

It protects the aircraft better than the old one.
It does not have any recurring cost or something.

Lets check the OA -

(A) Although most new airliners are still painted using the old process, aircraft manufacturers now offer a purchaser of any new airliner the option of having it painted using the new process instead.
wow , Free paint. But , not a reason

(B) A layer of primer on an airliner weighs more than a layer of the new coating would by an amount large enough to make a difference to that airliner's load-bearing capacity.
Airline's load bearing capacity is affected while we paint by a primer ,and the effect is large enough to make difference.- Option is shouting out loud that I am the reason

(C) A single layer of the new coating provides the aluminum skin of the airliner with less protection against corrosion than does a layer of primer of the usual thickness.
Nope , It gives the reason to choose Primer over new coat rather than vice-versa.

(D) Unlike the old process, the new process was originally invented for use on spacecraft, which are subject to extremes of temperature to which airliners are never exposed.
Why the new coat invented , who cares ? Do you ?

(E) Because the new coating has a viscosity similar to that of a traditional top coat, aircraft manufacturers can apply it using the same equipment as is used for a traditional top coat.
Just because it can be used with the same Paint brush to paint . Are you kidding ?
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03 Jan 2017, 07:33
If the load bearing capacity increases because of the new paint, it would be possible to carry more passengers (or cargo), thereby generating more revenue from the same flight. Therefore selecting the new paint may have long-term economic benefit. Thus option B is correct.
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