S7 Technics paints S7 Airlines’ aircraft

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 7, 2018 12:02

S7 Technics paints S7 Airlines’ aircraft

S7 Technic’s painting shop in Mineralnye Vody, Southern Russia, is challenged with painting 17 of S7 Airlines Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft into its new brand livery. The first aircraft of the batch were redelivered to S7 Airlines from Mineralnye Vody at the end of last year.

The S7 Technics’ painting experts are using a new enamel on the S7 Airlines’s aircraft, which was not used in the previous livery.

“In terms of material, the main difference between the new livery and the previous one is that the new S7 Airlines’ livery requires application of an enamel with MICA effect,” Danil Naumenko, deputy director of S7 Technics’ Mineralnye Vody facility comments. “This material is more demanding in terms of the quality of its application and the painting team’s qualification. It also takes more time to dry between applying different layers. But its advantage is that this new enamel with MICA effect retains all of its features – for instance, a very beautiful play of colors – up to 7-8 years, not 5-6 years in case of finish enamel or the basecoat / clearcoat system”.

In early February S7 Technic’s painting shop redelivered 11 freshly painted into the new livery aircraft to S7 Airlines.

Image: S7 Technics
Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 7, 2018 12:02