PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project
Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced at the beginning of the month that aviation maintenance company, Magnetic MRO had selected a variety of PPG aerospace coatings to complete a recent VIP aircraft repaint project for a private charter flights management company.
The VIP aircraft repaint project was completed in just 16 days at Magnetic MRO’s Tallinn facility in Estonia.
“PPG’s application support center (ASC) in Hamburg, Germany, worked closely with Magnetic MRO to provide technical support, paint samples and the blended coatings,” said Ralf Maubach, PPG Sales Manager, Aerospace, Central and Eastern Europe. “With five colors needed in a short time period, our ASC-Hamburg team worked quickly with team members from our Mojave, California, facility to provide the samples and blended paints in specific package sizes.”
For the project, Magnetic MRO selected Embraer-approved PPG Desoprim HS CA7755BE epoxy primer, which was used in combination with PPG Desothane CA8000 system and was finished with Desothane HD 9008B0900D buffable clearcoat. PPG reports that the coatings system provides airlines with greater flexibility and choice for exterior livery systems.
“We selected PPG’s aerospace coatings for this project, as they are a perfect fit when it comes to the VIP market,” said Rihards Priedkalns, Magnetic MRO aircraft paint shop manager. “This is especially true of the high-gloss, buffable clearcoat, which has outstanding color and gloss retention. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with PPG.”