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Published by AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings, 2018-12-14 10:48:54

Reflections - December 2018

Reflections - December 2018

AEROSPACE COATINGS MAGAZINE
DECEMBER 2018

REFLECTIONS

2018

Our view of a sensational year

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WELCOME!
As we near the end of 2018, it is a natural time to reflect back on the past twelve months, give

thanks, and celebrate accomplishments. It’s with those elements in mind that we bring you this

special issue of Reflections, highlighting some of our favorite collaborations and stories of 2018.

Each year, the aerospace industry Sustainability remains at the heart of everything
continues its dynamic pace and keeps we do at AkzoNobel. It’s vital for the future success
evolving. 2018 was no exception. As of of our company, our society and our planet. We are
October, a new industry record was set for fortunate to have collaborated on unique liveries

aircraft deliveries. This year also saw a new for the Mirpuri foundation and Hi Fly: An A330
joint venture established between Airbus and supporting the ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ initiative

Bombardier for the CSeries, and Boeing and and an A380 highlighting the campaign to Save the
Embraer following suit. It was certainly not Coral Reefs (page 12). The former was launched

a quiet year, by any means. in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race, in John Griffin
which AkzoNobel was honored to be the exclusive
For AkzoNobel, it was also a busy year. Two coatings provider for all 7 racers. AkzoNobel’s Global Segment Director
months ago, on October 1st, AkzoNobel finalized team enjoyed a successful campaign winning one AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings
its sale of the Specialty Chemicals arm of our leg and also setting a 24 hour speed record on the
business. This was a very significant day for us as way to an overall fourth place finish. Thank you for being a part
we started to focus on our stated aim of becoming of our journey, and here’s to
the world’s leading paints and coatings company. Continuing with the sustainability theme, an even more exciting 2019!
It was also an emotional day as we said goodbye we are thrilled that Airbus Defence & Space has
to long-standing friends and colleagues. We wish adopted our waterborne technology for military
them every success. transport and tanker aircraft (page 14). In the
commercial segment, our base coat/clear coat
Now focused solely on paints and coatings, products have been widely adopted, providing
one of the guiding principles of our strategy is customers with unsurpassed durability and
our passion for paint. We are especially proud extending repaint intervals. New customers
to have shared this passion with our customers like Southwest, Qantas and British Airways join
and partners on so many interesting projects long-time AkzoNobel partners American Airlines,
this year: the Embraer animal planes (page 4), China Southern and SAS taking advantage of our
airBaltic’s livery to celebrate Latvia’s 100th BC/CC technology.
anniversary (page 8), Wizz Air’s 100th aircraft
(page 10), Icelandair’s new livery (page 11), In a recent discussion with some younger

and Boeing’s 787th 787 (page 17). colleagues, I reminded them that we started
in this business 86 years ago when we began

supplying coatings for fabric and wood aircraft

(and no, I was not around back then!). From the

beginning in 1932 until today, we have grown to

be the leader in the Aerospace Coatings market

and this has only been possible with the focus

and support of our exceptionally committed

employees, loyal customers, and our worldwide

distributors and suppliers.

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Features

On the cover... 4 Embraer goes wild 12 Working together
2018: Our view of with animal designs to ‘Save the Coral
a sensational year Reefs’
The ever-increasing versatility of our aerospace
Publisher coatings means that the designers of aircraft One of our proudest moments of 2018 was our
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings livery can really let their imaginations run wild, collaboration with The Mirpuri Foundation on the
Rijksstraatweg 31, 2171 AJ Sassenheim quite literally in the case of our long-standing campaign to save the coral reefs through a unique
Tel: +31 71 308 2030 customer, aircraft maker Embraer. livery on an A380 operated by Hi Fly.
14 Airbus Defence & Space adopts
Editor 5 Alumigrip turns 50 years old
Jasmin Franik 7 Our collaboration with EAA AkzoNobel’s Aerowave 5001
15 Airbus names AkzoNobel
Designer 8 AkzoNobel helps
Simon Tripcony Latvian airline ‘Best Performer’
fly the flag 16 AkzoNobel employee brings
Production Coordinator
Stuart Melville Working closely with airBaltic and Magnetic MRO, aerospace industry together
AkzoNobel are delighted to have been involved in as Chair of prestigious ACPC
Follow us online: the creation of a stylish new livery celebrating the
100th anniversary of Latvia. 17 Boeing and
aerospace.akzonobel.com 10 AkzoNobel and Wizz Air AkzoNobel
11 Icelandair celebrated with reach coatings
How do you like the new AkzoNobel partnership
Aerospace Coatings magazine? If you wish to a stunning new livery milestone
provide feedback and suggestions or would
simply like to be added to our mailing list, How about this for an impressive statistic: this
please email: [email protected] year, our long-standing customer Boeing delivered
its 787th 787 Dreamliner aircraft, a feat it has
The AkzoNobel logo is a trademark of AkzoNobel. © AkzoNobel 2018 accomplished in just 11 years of production.

18 Colorful interiors – Intura
enters the cabin coatings
market

19 Thank you!

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Embraer goes wild
with animal designs

The ever-increasing versatility of our aerospace coatings means that the designers of aircraft
livery can really let their imaginations run wild, quite literally in the case of our long-standing
customer, aircraft maker Embraer.

Earlier this year, using Alumigrip and
Aerodur coatings produced in their
dedicated AkzoNobel color mixing centre
at their facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil,
Embraer designed and applied these three eye-
catching new liveries to three of their latest
commercial airliner, the E190-E2.

Working closely with Embraer’s design team
and artist Clodoaldo Quintana, AkzoNobel were
delighted to supply our industry-leading exterior
paint system, which was applied to amazing

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Our renowned base coat/clear coat system was used on the
exterior of the three aircraft, giving the long-lasting color
performance and protection necessary to match the long
range capabilities of the E2.

effect by the talented Embraer painters. This year the jets have toured the USA, Africa, renowned base coat/clear coat system was used
The three designs depict an eagle, a tiger and Europe and Asia Pacific, the latest trip being to on the exterior of the three aircraft, giving the
a shark, each the most formidable predator in China, making stops at some of the country’s long-lasting color performance and protection
their own environment and guaranteed to create more challenging high-elevation airports. At each necessary to match the long range capabilities
a memorable impact when taking off, landing or destination, airlines, aviation community guests of the E2.
standing on the runway. and members of the press learned about the
E2’s new interior, avionics, wing, geared turbofan Working with Embraer on this project has been
The aircraft are being used to promote engines, performance, and exceptional operating an absolute pleasure and we are very proud not
Embraer’s global Profit Hunter project, flying to economics. only of these incredible animal-inspired liveries,
various cities around the world, demonstrating but also of the ongoing successful relationship
the efficiency and performance capabilities of the Not only were AkzoNobel products used between our two companies.
latest line of their E2 aircraft. to create the stunning animal designs, our

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Alumigrip turns
50 years old

In 1968, man still had not walked on the Moon, the

Beatles were still going strong and the first Big Mac

went on sale, costing 49 cents.

It seems like a very long time ago, but that Alumigrip was ground-breaking at the time and know that there are still products that can live up
was the year Alumigrip was launched, the through continuous development has remained to their reputations. Few can boast the heritage
general aviation coating that 50 years on, at the forefront of aerospace coatings innovation, and track record of Alumigrip, a situation we at
AkzoNobel are working constantly to maintain.
is still the market-leading brand. introducing its base coat/clear coat system,
See the page opposite to read about how we
chrome-free solutions and color-matching celebrated 50 years of Alumigrip with two terrific
projects that were seen at AirVenture in Oshkosh,
technologies. Wisconsin in July this year.

In an ever-changing world, where performance

and consistency can be fleeting, it is good to

Alumigrip has become the
‘go to’ coating in the general
aviation sector, becoming
well-known for its unrivalled
high-gloss finish and ease
of use.

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Our collaboration with EAA

At AkzoNobel, we like to get involved with people and events where the passion for flying

matches our passion for paint. This year, the 50th anniversary of the launch of Alumigrip

gave us a wonderful opportunity to do just that.

To mark Alumigrip’s 50th anniversary, The Berlin Express saw service in World The Young Eagles’ Lockwood AirCam
AkzoNobel teamed up with the EAA and War II and the restoration returned the aircraft celebrated its 25th year with a brand new blue
contributed to two amazing projects to its original paint scheme, using AkzoNobel’s and yellow Alumigrip livery, making it easy to

that were being highlighted at the show: 58-Series military topcoat. The protection spot as it carried excited youngsters on their

the restoration of the Berlin Express 410V benefits of the AkzoNobel coatings will help first flights over the Oshkosh fairgrounds.

and the ongoing Young Eagles program. the aeroplane to stay in the air longer in Even better, in recognition of the fact that

Alumigrip was responsible for many of order to give pleasure to many more aviation AkzoNobel donated the paint to assist the

the vibrant liveries on display at AirVenture enthusiasts in years to come. Young Eagles program, the Alumigrip 50th

2018, but the Berlin Express 410V, a historic Meanwhile, the Young Eagles is a program anniversary logo is proudly carried on

B-25 Mitchell bomber owned by the EAA, dedicated to inspiring new generations of the AirCam.

was guaranteed to stand out. This very aviation enthusiasts. Launched in 1992, the Two very enjoyable and worthwhile projects:

special aircraft achieved its iconic status by program has spent more than 25 years giving helping to get young people up in the air and

being used in the 1970 filming of the movie youths aged 8–17 their first free ride in an keeping an old aircraft up there with them.

version of Joseph Heller’s classic war novel aeroplane. To date, over 2 million young

‘Catch-22’. AkzoNobel were proud to be people have enjoyed an introductory free

involved in the restoration process. flight through the Young Eagles program.

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AkzoNobel helps
Latvian airline fly the flag

Working closely with Magnetic MRO and airBaltic, AkzoNobel are delighted to have
been involved in the creation of a new livery celebrating the 100th anniversary of Latvia.

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Photo: airBaltic

“AkzoNobel are proud to have worked in

co-operation with Magentic MRO on such

”a high-profile and prestigious project.

Being a long-established global business, applying over 250 litres of AkzoNobel coatings to reputation as a highly-respected global provider
we understand that heritage and the fuselage of one of airBaltic’s latest A220-300 of integrated MRO services, the painting of the
history are important, and that a 100th aircraft. When completed, the aircraft was gifted airBaltic A220 being just one of many projects
anniversary is a very special occasion and to the nation at an official handover ceremony to emerge from Magnetic’s dedicated paint
should be marked accordingly. airBaltic agree in the capital, Riga, attended by the president of hangar in its first year of service.
with this notion and when Latvia reached Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis and the CEO of airBaltic,
100 this year, the national airline turned to Martin Gauss. The message of Latvia’s centenary AkzoNobel are proud to have worked in
AkzoNobel and Magnetic MRO for assistance will now be seen by people all over Europe and co-operation with Magnetic MRO on such a
in creating an eye-catching design for one of Asia as this aircraft takes to the air as the literal high-profile and prestigious project and look
its flagship aircraft. flagship of airBaltic’s fleet. forward to continuing our partnership in the
future.
Working in secret, 15 painters spent 1000 Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Magnetic MRO has
hours in Magnetic MRO’s paint hangar in Tallinn spent two decades establishing an enviable

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AkzoNobel and Wizz Air

Taking delivery of your 100th aircraft is a milestone for any airline, but to achieve this figure in

just 14 years is quite an achievement.

To celebrate reaching this impressive
landmark earlier this year, Wizz Air
decided to celebrate by applying an eye-
catching ‘100th’ livery to this special Airbus

A321 using Aerobase and Aviox Clearcoat UVR,

the latest base coat/clear coat system from

AkzoNobel.

The newly-painted aircraft was unveiled in

Wizz Air’s home city of Budapest and, reflecting

the ever-increasing importance of Wizz Air to

the communities it serves, the Wizz Foundation Wizz Air specifies AkzoNobel coatings systems looking forward to our fruitful collaboration.”

was announced, focusing on four different areas: not only for new Airbus deliveries but also for We would like to congratulate Wizz Air on

health, education, child care and emergency aid. maintenance and repaint projects. reaching this enviable milestone and look forward

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost carrier in Wizz Air’s Acting Head of Corporate to working alongside them as they continue to

Central and Eastern Europe and has been an Communications, Sorina Ratz said: “Reaching a grow.

AkzoNobel customer since its inception in fleet of 100 aircraft is a remarkable achievement Here’s to aircraft number 200 and further

2003. We are very proud of this long-standing for us and we are happy to have AkzoNobel as our success!

relationship and are delighted to play long-term valued partner alongside. As we aim

a part in the airline’s success. to double our fleet in the coming years, we are

“We are happy to have

AkzoNobel as our long-term

”valued partner.

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Icelandair
celebrated with a
stunning new livery

This summer, we were excited to help Icelandair introduce

a brand new livery for its Boeing 757-300.

Alittle over 330,000 people live in Iceland Icelandair’s Jón Skafti Kristjánsson, Director 66,000 Icelanders applied for tickets to the
and in 2018, it became the smallest of Marketing commented: “We wanted to do World Cup finals and one of the aircraft’s first
country by population ever to qualify something remarkable to celebrate these tasks was to begin flying some of them to Russia.
The team did not make it to the knockout stages
for the World Cup finals. milestones in Iceland’s history: Iceland’s but the fans made their presence felt and they
definitely landed in Russia in style.
Reason enough to celebrate, but when that sovereignty and the Icelandic national team’s
We thought the design looked stunning,
sporting feat coincided with the anniversary debut at the World Cup, and are thrilled with the and we were proud to be a part of helping the
Icelandic culture and heritage thrive through this
of the country’s independence from their result. AkzoNobel products are used on the entire beautiful livery. Special thanks to Icelandair for
our partnership, which is built on trust, service,
Nordic neighbours, the national airline took Icelandair fleet and we couldn’t be happier with quality, and reliability.

the opportunity to celebrate these important the quality and efficiency of the solutions the “AkzoNobel products are

milestones. company supplies. It’s a winning partnership in used on the entire Icelandair
fleet and we couldn’t be
Icelandair and AkzoNobel have been partners every sense.” happier with the quality and

for many years, so it was only natural for the Icelandair’s Boeing 757-300 is the third aircraft ”efficiency of the solutions.

carrier to turn to AkzoNobel again to handle this in the fleet to feature a custom livery. One aircraft

prestigious task, using the company’s latest boasts a design based on the Northern Lights

generation base coat/clear coat system and and the other features Europe’s second largest

Aerodur 3001/3002 range, as well as Aeroflex glacier, Vatnajokull. All three were created with

for the wing coatings and Aerofine for the cabin AkzoNobel products.

interiors.

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Working together with
the Mirpuri Foundation
and Hi Fly to ‘Save the
Coral Reefs’

One of our proudest moments of 2018 was our collaboration

with The Mirpuri Foundation on the campaign to save the coral

reefs and care for the environment through a unique livery on

an A380 operated by Hi Fly.

The Mirpuri Foundation was established The Airbus A380, owned by Hi Fly, the Lisbon-
by Portuguese entrepreneur and based charter airline, was coated in AkzoNobel’s
philanthropist Paulo Mirpuri with the products, with many of the 19 total colors used

aim of contributing to a better world for being custom made specially for the ‘Save the

future generations. The Foundation allocates Coral Reefs’ project. The striking livery depicts

its resources and intelligence where they coral reefs, with one side of the aircraft displaying

are most needed and by fostering a spirit of a pristine ocean with healthy marine life, while

collaboration between global authorities, the other shows a destroyed coral environment.

companies, communities and individuals, it The impactful and complex design highlights

aims to positively impact the most pressing AkzoNobel’s color expertise and technical ability

issues threatening our planet. while also demonstrating our knowledge of color

Our planet’s coral reef ecosystems will trends and the creation of relevant color palettes.

disappear by 2050 if no action is taken and when It’s the second time that AkzoNobel products

the Foundation wanted to paint an A380 to carry have been used on a Mirpuri Foundation aircraft.

this global message to people around the world, We also supplied high performance aerospace

we were delighted to get involved and to help coatings for the livery on their ‘Turn the Tide on

make a difference. Plastic’ Airbus A330-200, which depicts a healthy

The ‘Save the Coral Reefs’ campaign aligns ocean on one side and a polluted one on the

perfectly with AkzoNobel’s own plans to continue other.

lowering their environmental impact and to help

create a sustainable future.

We would like to thank the
Mirpuri Foundation and
Hi Fly for working together
on this wonderful initiative.

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Airbus Defence & Space adopts
AkzoNobel’s Aerowave 5001

High-performance water-based topcoat to be used with the French Air Force’s
first A330 MRTT aircraft.

Since 2015, we have been collaborating with Airbus’ Defence & Space division to meet the The French Air Force’s A330 MRTT is the first
specific demands of their military program. Based on the very successful A330-200 airliner, aircraft of its size to be finished with an external
the new-generation Airbus A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) is considered to be the water-based topcoat, amply illustrating the
benchmark in its class of new-generation multi-role tankers. 29 A330 MRTTs are in operation, with confidence that Airbus places in the performance
another 28 on order. of our products.

We were therefore delighted that when the Aerowave 5001 is a water-based polyurethane Airbus is among the top 10 defence companies
French Air Force commissioned its first A330 finish, designed to provide all the benefits of a worldwide and the largest defence supplier in
MRTT, they specified that it be coated with our solvent-borne coating but with vastly lower VOC Europe. We are proud that our coatings are used
Aerowave 5001 water-based topcoat. emissions. Of particular interest to the French on Airbus aircraft operated by air forces on every
Air Force when commissioning their first A330 continent. We look forward to continuing to
Already used by Airbus for their Eurofighter MRTT was the fact that Aerowave 5001 offers work hand in hand with them to complete their
aircraft, we have worked in close partnership chemical agent resistance on top of the expected qualification process for Aerowave 5001, planned
with them to extend the use of Aerowave 5001 to specification requirements. for all Airbus programs in early 2019.
other Airbus programs including light and medium
aircraft, as well as the A400M and now the A330
MRTT, too.

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Left to right:
Cedric Thibout (Airbus), Mathieu Bregegiere (AkzoNobel), Mirentxu Delmas (Airbus),
Estelle Gally (Airbus), Maud Khelstovsky (AkzoNobel), Marc Sumner (Airbus)

Airbus names AkzoNobel ‘Best Performer’

The journey from paint manufacture right through to the

point of application is a complex one involving teams working

in supply, operations, quality control, logistics, complaints

and customer services as well as account managers and

technicians. AkzoNobel has been an Airbus supplier
since their aircraft production began, and our
Strong partnerships, built on trust and partnership has grown steadily over the last
loyalty between supplier and customer,
are more critical than ever. 10 years. We supply multiple Airbus sites and
We are very proud to supply our coatings to

Airbus, one of our largest and most demanding the majority of subcontractor sites worldwide,

customers, and our pride levels went off the scale and also to Airbus Helicopter and Airbus Defence

when we won Airbus’ prestigious ‘Best Performer’ & Space.

award at a ceremony in Toulouse earlier this As Airbus has indicated that they will be

year. This award reflects 12 continuous months investing next year to improve forecast accuracy,

of outstanding supply chain performance in 2017, it will be essential for us to continue to improve

as well as key milestones successfully achieved our own processes to ensure that they hit their

for continuous improvement projects. production targets.

This was a key achievement for AkzoNobel, We thank Airbus for their continued support

especially true in a year in which the industry and partnership. We will be making every effort

faced major supply issues. This builds upon to add to our trophy cabinet next year.

the previous year, in which AkzoNobel received

the ‘Best Improver’ award, and represents our

commitment to continuous improvement.

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“This level playing field is

really what sets the ACPC
apart and makes it such a

”productive event.

AkzoNobel employee brings Chris continued: “Although AkzoNobel is one of
aerospace industry together the leading suppliers to the aerospace sector and
as Chair of prestigious ACPC Boeing’s only approved supplier for its Base Coat
Clear Coat System, we’re treated exactly the same
Hundreds of suppliers to the This year’s prestigious Air Carriers as a family-run supplier with just ten employees.
aerospace industry have had Purchasing Conference (ACPC), held in Everyone has the same opportunities here at the
the chance to meet existing Florida, United States, August 18-21, ACPC event.
and potential customers gave more than 700 supplier companies the
face-to-face thanks to opportunity to network with representatives “The roundtable meetings are the main
a unique conference from 60 airlines around the world. networking opportunity. They’re a bit like airline
exclusively run and speed dating – you get ten minutes to talk to
managed by its members, The ACPC’s egalitarian approach to networking your chosen airline representative and ask them
and chaired by AkzoNobel’s makes it a highly popular event. All suppliers have questions.
OEM/MRO sales specialist the same uniform exhibition space and all enjoy
Chris Schroh. at least five roundtable meetings with airline “We used these meetings to emphasise the
attendees of their choice. “This level playing field high performance and sustainability of AkzoNobel’s
is what really sets the ACPC apart and makes it solutions. For example, we made the point that
such a productive event,” says Chris, who has been when you use our paint, you only have to repaint
helping to organise the ACPC for the last 18 years your aircraft once or twice in its lifetime instead
as a volunteer, coordinator and more recently as a of every five to seven years. That’s a significant
Board Member. saving for airlines as it costs a lot of money to
take an aircraft out of operation, and moreso when
Chris described the honour of being invited to be you consider scaling this up across a whole fleet
Supplier Chair for 2018 as a highlight in his career of aircraft. It proved to be a compelling message,
in aerospace spanning over 20 years. During his enabling us to further develop existing relationships
keynote speech at the event, he was keen to thank and open up new opportunities.”
his supportive management team and colleagues
at AkzoNobel who have fully supported him in this AkzoNobel would like to congratulate Chris on
role. chairing the event and his excellent contributions
to the industry. We are proud of the role our
employees take in collaborating with other
suppliers in the aerospace industry.

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Boeing and AkzoNobel reach
coatings partnership milestone
and color the 787th 787

How about this for an impressive statistic: this year, our long-standing
customer Boeing delivered its 787th 787 Dreamliner aircraft,
a feat it has accomplished in just 11 years of production.

The aircraft, which will be delivered to are moving away from mono-coat systems and around the world. A great success for our
China Southern Airlines, is a Boeing 787-9 are specifying our base coat/clear coat system for customer and one in which we are delighted
Dreamliner and rolled out of the paint their aircraft. to have played a part.
shop in November. The livery features a large
‘787th Boeing 787’ title in both English and Our partnership with Boeing is a great source Our partnership with Boeing
Chinese on each side of the fuselage near the of pride for us. We have been supplying Aerodur is a great source of pride for
start of the wings. 3001/3002 to Boeing since 2010 and we will us and we will continue to
continue to work with them and our other airline work with them to advance
We are very proud to have shared this customers to advance our state-of-the-art paint our state-of-the-art paint
milestone with Boeing, as our industry-leading systems even further. systems even further.
Aerodur 3001/3002 base coat/clear coat system
was used on the aircraft. We congratulate Boeing on the delivery of
their 787th 787 which is accompanied by another
This year, we also shared another landmark impressive statistic: to date, the 787 Dreamliner
moment with Boeing: the 1000th aircraft to have has carried 190 million passengers for airlines
been painted with Aerodur 3001/3002 rolled
off the Boeing production line. In fact, Aerodur
3001/3002 is the only base coat/clear coat system
that currently meets Boeing’s stringent paint
specifications.

Offering reduced application time and improved
durability, Aerodur 3001/3002 gives drastically
reduced down time meaning customers receive
much greater value from their asset. This has
turned Aerodur 3001/3002 into a pace-setter
within the industry; more airlines than ever before

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Colorful interiors – Intura
enters the cabin coatings market

For aircraft passengers, the time spent inside the cabin is such an important part of the flying
experience. Our airline customers are constantly updating the look and feel of their aircraft
interiors to create positive and long-lasting impressions for air travelers.

Interior coatings can make the difference
in making cabins more durable, modern,
and visually appealing.
Earlier this year, we launched Intura, our
new brand of flexible interior aircraft coating
solutions, with these factors in mind. Intura is
specifically designed to provide aircraft cabins
with hard-wearing, contemporary and visually
attractive surfaces.

The Intura brand was specifically designed
to help airlines with several crucial aspects,
including easier application, less maintenance
and better visual appearance.

So what does Intura offer? it simplicity itself to apply with no mixing Developing a system of products, including
■ Intura can enhance an airline’s brand, using ratios to calculate or potlife limitations to liquid and film coatings, with all of these qualities
consider. is no easy task. We have worked very hard to
our Intermix system which gives access to develop a system that designers, manufacturers
a huge range of colors and finishes for that ■ The cabin of an aircraft that is in service and applicators can use without having to
exclusive look. for an extended period soon becomes tired. compromise in any area.
A refresh with a quick-drying Intura topcoat
■ Intura has great color/gloss retention, and is is simple and efficient, getting an aircraft Special thanks to our customers who helped
compatible with a wide variety of surfaces. back in the air as soon as possible. trial our Intura system and collaborate on its
development!
■ Intura is practical and cost-effective, its ■ Intura has best-in-class burn performance
superior stain and abrasion resistance due to its self-extinguishing low heat release
allowing aircraft to stay in the air for longer fire-resisting technology.
periods before maintenance is needed, with
fewer replacement components required. ■ Free from isocyanates, Intura is safer for
people and the environment.
■ Intura is great news for applicators. It is
single-component and water-based, making

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Thank you!

Within the pages of this special issue of Reflections we can,

of course, only show a handful of the many instances where

our products have been used every day around the world

during 2018.

Whether you have launched a new No ‘thank you’ would be
livery for your long-haul fleet, complete without us also
refurbished an old aircraft from showing our gratitude to
scratch or refreshed the paintwork of a single our worldwide network of
seven-seater, we have been happy to be there distributors.
to advise and assist every step of the way,

wherever you are in the world. You are an absolutely vital part of our supply

We would like to say thank chain, meeting the needs of our customers and
you to our customers all ensuring that our products arrive with them on
over the world for their time. We value our distributor partnerships highly;
loyalty and ongoing support. they play a very important role in our business.

We look forward to continuing to strengthen our

We are very proud to be deeply involved in your relationships with you all and hope you enjoy the
businesses and with your people; your success is journey with us.

what drives us every day. We will keep on working

tirelessly to improve and refine our products,

introducing new technologies and game-changing

coatings along the way.

BEST WISHES FOR 2019 FROM ALL
AT AKZONOBEL AEROSPACE COATINGS.

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high performance products and services our customers expect.

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