Some operators wait until they’re ready to sell an aircraft before they give it a good paint job. Then once they see it looking all shiny and new, they change their minds about selling it. There’s something about a slick, glossy electro-pearlescent skin on even a senior company shuttle that makes it look young again. And it’s written somewhere that a professionally designed and applied livery featuring lots of speed stripes can add five knots — or maybe it just feels that way. Today’s ...

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