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

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 29, 2018 00:20

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

Boeing has flown past a major milestone in its paint partnership with AkzoNobel following the delivery of its 787th 787 aircraft. The landmark plane was painted in a special livery for China Southern Airlines, using the company’s base coat/clear coat system.

At the same time, Boeing recently delivered its 1,000th new aircraft to have been painted with AkzoNobel’s Aerodur 3001/3002 paint system.

AkzoNobel has been supplying Aerodur 3001/3002 to Boeing since 2010, and has been supplying base coat/clear coat 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, the company’s Aerospace Segment Director. “As we celebrate these major milestones together, we are thankful for the long-standing trust Boeing has put in our products and services and congratulate Boeing on the delivery of the 787th 787.”

He added that “AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-art Aerodur 3001/3002 remains the only base coat/clear coat 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.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 29, 2018 00:20