Why and how are planes washed?

Why and how are planes washed?

Very interesting. How does the aircraft cleaning process work around the world.

In different countries, the price for washing one airliner varies from $500 to $1,500.

According to data from Boeing and Airbus, regularly cleaning an aircraft every two weeks can bring significant savings.

It is capable of saving from 1 to 2% of fuel, which in monetary terms is from 70 to 100 thousand euros per year.

When an aircraft’s surface is clean, aerodynamic performance improves, which reduces fuel consumption.

Even a thin layer of dirt or ice can create additional drag, increasing fuel consumption.