Environmentally friendly pretreatment and coating of aircraft landing gears

Cr(VI)-free coatings and pretreatments for the aerospace industry Dr. Stefanie Wunder, Dr. Ulrich Christ: Fraunhofer IPA Mark Seibold: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH As part of the Clean Sky 2 project of the Horizon 2020 research program, various commercial pretreatments, primers and top coats were analyzed at Fraunhofer IPA with regard to [...]

Shannon Group on target to deliver new aircraft hangar

Shannon Group plc is on target to complete a new €18 million, more than 8500 m2 specialist aircraft painting hangar at Shannon Airport capable of accommodating some of the world’s largest aircraft at the end of 2019. The construction of the wide-body hangar is Shannon Group’s largest construction project to-date [...]

NRL Develops Environmentally and Painter-Friendly Topcoat

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed a safer and user-friendly topcoat that was recently applied onto the exterior of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. The topcoat, which is a one-component (1K) polysiloxane based on organosilane polymers, is a new technology free of isocyanates and [...]