AkzoNobel and Boeing reach coatings partnership milestone and celebrate with the 787th 787
AkzoNobel has reached a huge milestone with its Boeing partnership and coated its 787th 787 aircraft. A China Southern Airlines aeroplane has been specially coated in livery to celebrate the milestone. The company’s industry-leading base coat/clear coatsystem was used for the job.
Boeing also delivered its 1,000th AkzoNobel coated aircraft using its unrivalled Aerodur 3001/3002 paint system. Its most widely-used aerospace paint system in the industry. AkzoNobel has been supplying it to Boeing since 2010. It has also been supplying basecoat/clearcoat to the aircraft maker since 2014.
“Our partnership with Boeing stands out in the industry and is a great source of pride for AkzoNobel,” said John Griffin, aerospace segment director for AkzoNobel. “As we celebrate these major milestones together, we are thankful for the longstanding trust Boeing has put in our products and services and congratulate Boeing on the delivery of the 787th 787.
“AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-art Aerodur 3001/3002 remains the only basecoat/clearcoat paint system qualified to meet Boeing’s paint specifications and this is one of the reasons propelling AkzoNobel to the leadership position in the aerospace coatings market. We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to work with Boeing and our other airline customers to advance our state-of-the-art paint systems to ensure superior performance now and into the future.”
The Aerodur 3001/3002 paint system features reduced application time and improved durability. According to AkzoNobel this results in drastically reduced downtime, which is an important factor in the aviation industry. It’s superior chemical and stain resistance, flexibility and weathering performance make it the best choice for such applications.
Outstanding gloss and colour retention is also another key feature. This explains why it has become a trend-setter in the aerospace industry. Airlines that once requested mono-coat systems now specify base coat/clear coat system.
Continued Griffin: “We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to work with Boeing and our other airline customers to advance our state-of-the-art paint systems to ensure superior performance now and into the future.”