AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business supplied products for a new long-distance tanker aircraft commissioned by the French Air Force. It is the French Air Force`s first A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) to be finished with an external water-based topcoat, namely Aerowave 5001. “We’re extremely proud of this substantial achievement, which [...]
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e. Luterbach installs new aircraft paint shop in the United Arab Emirates Dr. Astrid Günther Hot - more than 45°C are not uncommon here - and sandy these are oftentimes the first associations coming up in connection with Abu Dhabi. Economically, it is probably the oil industry that most people [...]
MIT -Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a completely passive, solar-powered way of combating ice buildup. Preventing the buildup, for instance on aircraft wings, usually requires energy-intensive heating systems or chemical sprays that are environmentally harmful. The new system offers another solution. It is remarkably simple, based on a [...]
From 14th – 15th May, the aircraft coating industry meets in Hamburg, Germany to discuss the latest innovations, techniques, materials and strategies. One higlight of the conference is the Guided Tour through the AIRBUS painting facilities on 13th May. Right now, we are working on the conference programme, that will [...]
Earlier this year GKN Aerospace announced the development of an hydrophobic coating for cockpit windows. The revolutionary coating was flight-triallied by Airbus and is currently assed by a major USA airline. The permanent surface treatment delivers in-flight/ground operation rain shedding and significantly enhances resistance to surface abrasion. Test results indicate [...]
Hardide Coatings has been awarded funding for two projects from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Program (“NATEP”), a 16,3 million Euro aerospace initiative program. The first project is the development of a grinding and super-finish technology for the Hardide-A coating. This project is supported by Airbus, Perfect Bore Manufacturing Ltd. [...]
Innovative approaches for world-class aircraft coating presented by experts Including a visit to the Airbus painting facilities in Hamburg on May 13th From 14-15 May 2019, the aircraft coating industry meets in Hamburg to discuss the latest innovations, techniques, materials and strategies. For the first time there will also be [...]
Recently a demonstration of the advanced capabilities of an A5 robotic system took place at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The system is the first multi-purpose robot designed for the use on the aerospace factory floor. The robot is anticipated to cut maintenance times for aircraft coating removal [...]
Recently PPG announced the appointment of Daniel G. Korte as global vice president-elect, aerospace products. Korte succeeds Barry N. Gillespie, current vice president, PPG aerospace products, who has announced his intent to retire, effective since Aug. 1, 2018. Korte joins PPG from LMI Aerospace, Inc., where he was chief executive [...]
Six month after the opening announcement of their third paint shop, Sabena technics have been selected by Airbus for the construction and operation of a fourth painting facility dedicated to Airbus wide body aircraft in Toulouse Blagnac airport. This new facility reinforces Sabena technics’ footprint in Toulouse and comes in [...]