AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is extremely proud to be the supplier of the paint system and vibrant colors that decorate the first Airbus A350 XWB.
For AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings it’s becoming an increasingly regular occurrence for their Base Coat/Clear Coat systems to be selected to paint first editions of customer aircraft.
Airbus, focusing largely on sustainability, has made the decision to utilize the new paint system as it requires less paint and less solvent. These savings are a great endorsement of AkzoNobel’s continued commitment to delivering sustainable solutions to customers worldwide.
“Our colors decorate the first flying A350,” says Jérôme Mancy, EADS Global Key Account Manager. “The aircraft was painted in Toulouse – it’s the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of composites. We have a very good relationship with Airbus – and many of their aircraft are painted with AkzoNobel coatings.”
AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings
At AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings we strive to develop, manufacture and supply high-quality coating solutions to serve the current and future needs of the aviation industry worldwide. We are always finding ways to improve our products and provide new practical answers to customer’s needs including reduced process times, technical support, enhanced protection to aircraft, and unique colors with brilliance.
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The fleet makeover shall incorporate the painting of over 600 aircraft with AkzoNobel Aerospace Aerodur 3001/3002 Base Coat/Clear Coat.