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AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Aircraft Restoration

Friday, February 22, 2019

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In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 aircraft that has flown more than 18 million miles in 14 years.

The aircraft—known as The City of Los Angeles—was donated by the airline to the California Science Center, located in Los Angeles, in 1984, where it now sits on display.

Aircraft Restoration

According to AkzoNobel, the recently restored aircraft was retired in 1980, having carried over 1 million passengers over its lifespan. When it was moved to the museum, the aircraft’s wings were removed, and the aircraft was towed through the streets to its new home, where it was reassembled. The Douglas DC-8 was mounted on a pedestal in 2002.

AkzoNobel

In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 aircraft that has flown more than 18 million miles in 14 years.

Given that the aircraft is located outdoors, the coating—a low-emission Eclipse system—was rolled on, rather than sprayed, and was applied by International Aerospace Coatings.

“We are proud to be part of this project and had no hesitation in donating our Eclipse coatings for such an incredible aircraft,” said Robert Mather, Strategic Account Manager of AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business. “The DC-8 has a remarkable history, which can’t fail to inspire the young people who see this one every day.”

Only a few DC-8s remain in service as cargo carriers. This type of aircraft is also known for being one of two types—the other being the Soviet Tu-144—to have flown supersonic before Concorde.

   

Tagged categories: Aerospace; AkzoNobel; Coating Materials; Coating Materials; NA; North America

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