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United Express (ExpressJet Airlines)
Embraer EMB-145LR
Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE/KCLE)
USA - Ohio, February 25, 2012
Cole Goldberg
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N16981 (cn 145208) Whats going on with the yellow paint near the tail? Seen at KCLE, parked at gate D21.


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Doug McElroy March 10, 2012 at 07:08PM Rating: 6
New procedure approved by the FAA this year for the 145, we have to get the full body treated with type 4. No longer just wings and tail.

MIKE JG March 8, 2012 at 04:26AM Rating: 6
The thing is that they're only supposed to hit the wings and the tail with Type IV since it's an anti-icing fluid, not a de-icing fluid. So it really shouldn't be on the aft fuselage like that. Airflow of the back of the wing would shed the fluid downward away from the fuselage. I've honestly never seen Type IV, if that's what this is, in that spot on an ERJ.

Cole Goldberg March 5, 2012 at 01:32AM Rating: 7
That is all new to me and is very interesting. Thanks for the comments I would have never guessed what it was!

707guy February 29, 2012 at 04:38PM Rating: 9
At least here in the states, Type I is orange or pink in color. Type 4 which is an anti-ice fluid is green.

MIKE JG February 27, 2012 at 11:11PM Rating: 7
IIRC, the Canadian airports use a 'brighter' deicing fluid than we see here in the states. I always remember being a bit amused when getting deiced in places like YYZ about how bright their deicing fluid was.rnrnGuessing this one just came from Canada, perhaps YYZ which would not give the fluid a lot of time to wear off.rnrnEither that or the aircraft did a gate return after getting deiced here.

wrench4fred February 27, 2012 at 11:27AM Rating: 10
Looks like Type IV that did not shear off.

Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. February 27, 2012 at 02:32AM Rating: 8
That would be de-icing fluid left over from wherever it came from. One of our Aeromag guys would be able to identify the type. I can't remember which color is which!