Primer for special tasks

New primer from Mankiewicz passes Fraunhofer IFAM's characteristic suitability test for aircraft coatings Astrid Günther In the recently completed BMWi project "Low Drag Aircraft in Operation - LDAinOP" the Fraunhofer IFAM from Bremen in cooperation with Airbus and Lufthansa Technik has developed an optimized test method for aircraft coatings. This [...]

Sustainable coatings for landmark tanker aircraft

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 [...]

Coating extreme

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 [...]

Hydrophobic coating

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 [...]

Sabena responsible for another Airbus painting facility

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 [...]

Darkside Scientific and Airbus create electroluminiscent exterior markings for aircraft

’LumiLor’ is the world`s first and only patented electroluminescent paint. The product allows manufacturers to design with light in ways previously impossible. It produces a single-color light that is visible at long distances and shines through many types of atmospheric conditions such as fog, snow and smoke. Unlike many light [...]