June 2020

March 2020

PPG completes investment in research and technology center

PPG recently finalized a $15.5 million investment at its aerospace research and technology center in Burbank, California. Upgrades to the 3.700 m² facility include increased laboratory and testing space with climate-control capabilities, updated equipment to enhance PPG’s resources for the development of aerospace sealants and coatings, as well as an [...]

New presentation videos from the IntAIRCOAT 2019

We released the first videos from the IntAIRCOAT conference in 2019 for you: Anti-microbial coating strategies for aircrafts and airports Hecosol GmbH The topics LED, digitization, automation, prints, seamless cabins are currently on everyone’s minds. Will there still be room for paint in future aircraft? Mankiewicz Gebr. & CO. (GmbH [...]

Demonstration of a new technology to prevent icing

Invercon Inc. and NEI Corporation announced in January that their newly developed de-icing system was tested successfully at the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Icing Research Tunnel. The test was witnessed by engineers and scientists at the Research Center, as well as from the industry. The Invercon-NEI team met the objective [...]

Southwest Airlines opens new hangar facility in Houston

Southwest Airlines Co. recently opened a new maintenance facility at William P. Hobby International Airport. The 22.000 m2 maintenance complex, now the largest in the airline's network, includes offices, training facilities, warehouse space, and a 13.000 m² hangar. This allows for the nearly 400 Houston based Technical Operations Employees to [...]

December 2019

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 [...]