Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


PPG Teams Up to Restore Aircraft

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Comment | More

PPG recently announced that it has partnered up with Australia’s AMDA Foundation Limited and Aviat Global to revamp a piece of a Canberra Bomber aircraft (A84-232) in preparation for the 2021 Australian International Airshow.

“The upcoming 2021 Australian International Airshow coincides with the 100th anniversary of RAAF,” said Mick Jennings, AMDA Foundation Limited head of aviation services.

“Given the significance of this event, coupled with the important role that the Canberra Bomber played throughout RAAF’s history, we decided to complete a professional refurbishment of A84-232 with the help of companies like PPG, which supplies paints and coatings to Aviat Global.”

PPG

PPG recently announced that it has partnered up with Australia’s AMDA Foundation Limited and Aviat Global to revamp a piece of a Canberra Bomber aircraft (A84-232) in preparation for the 2021 Australian International Airshow.

Built at the Government Aircraft Factory in 1956, A84-232 served with the No. 2 RAAF Squadron as part of the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron, U.S. 7th Air Force, from August 1967 to June 1971.

From 1971 to 1972, the aircraft was one of six Canberra Bombers to be modified for aerial survey work, carrying on this role until it was retired from service in 1982. The aircraft was later issued back to the GAF for restoration and eventual display.

In June 1985, A84-232 was placed on display in the main entrance of the GAF factory at Avalon Airport, where it remained for the next 35 years. Since 2010, the aircraft has undergone a number of restorations and requires continuous upkeep.

The restoration project began in December 2019. Jennings provided Aviat Global with the original drawings and color references for the aircraft and PPG supplied a combined 120 liters of Desoprime HS CA7700 primer with "B" Activator and Desothane HS CA8000 polyurethane topcoats in a color palette of extra dark sea grey, olive drab and black.

“Having the opportunity to partner with AMDA Foundation Limited, Aviat Global and others to restore this priceless piece of Australian history is truly an honor,” said Andrew Arena, PPG commercial account manager, Australia and New Zealand, aerospace. “We are thrilled that PPG’s aerospace coatings will protect and beautify A84-232 for years to come.”

   

Tagged categories: aircraft; AS; Asia Pacific; Maintenance + Renovation; PPG; Restoration

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


Advertisements
 
Strategic Materials Inc.

 
DeFelsko Corporation

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.

 
Sauereisen, Inc.

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us