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Airlines Address Boeing Paint Peeling Issue

Global airline Uzbekistan Airways recently released a report on the issue of paint peeling on composite parts of Boeing's B787 airplanes.


Toyota Faces Potential Coatings Lawsuit

Automaker Toyota is reportedly facing a potential class-action lawsuit over allegations of peeling white paint on Corolla models built between 2010 and 2014.


Fans Cry Foul at Footprints in Jets’ Field Paint

National Football League fans called out the paint job on the field at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, which got progressively messier as the New York Jets took on the New England Patriots in t...


Injuries Prompt Paint Removal at EU Water Park

According to reports, a fresh coat of paint has been stripped off of a water park floor in Malta, Europe, after a reported increase of children getting injured.


Dragon Painting Peels Off Japan Temple Ceiling

A famed painting of a dragon in the main hall of the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo partially came off the ceiling over tourists earlier this week.


‘Exploded’ Paint Chips Plague ME Bridge

According to reports, the Maine Department of Transportation is examining the Westport Island-Wiscasset Bridge after a “catastrophic failure” of the paint on the bridge earlier this year.


Flaking Surface Shuts Down NV Airport Runway

A runway at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada was recently shut down due to surface scaling, where a portion of the surface was "flaking off” on the concrete.


Qatar, Airbus Settle Paint Defect Legal Case

Preventing a lengthy, $2 billion trial later this year, Qatar Airways and Airbus have recently settled a dispute over peeling paint and other concerns on A350 jets.


AUV Inspects Underwater Pipeline Coating Defects

Last week, industrial machinery manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the successful completion of its joint offshore verification test for close-range inspections using an ...


Judge Rules Qatar, Airbus Trial Will Be Split

A United Kingdom High Court Judge recently ordered for the $2 billion Qatar Airways and Airbus trial scheduled for June to be split into two parts.


Boeing Asks FAA to Approve Peeling Paint Fix

Aircraft industry company The Boeing Company recently outlined paint peeling issues on its 787 Dreamliner jetliners, asking United States regulators to approve its plan for a potential fix.


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

Evonik's Coating Additives business line has recently launched a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples.


Painter Ordered to Pay Homeowners $41K

Justice Cheryl Gwyn of the Napier District Court in New Zealand recently ordered a painter to pay homeowners in Hawke’s Bay $41,000 for a “blotchy” paint job.


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

According to recent reports, Airbus is engaged in talks with Qatar Airways to resolve a dispute of paint degradation, just days after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency defended its s...


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


Judge Denies Qatar Request in Airbus Dispute

In the ongoing legal saga between Qatar Airways and Airbus over paint defects and contracts, a British judge recently denied Qatar’s request to reinstate a jet contract canceled by the plane...


Qatar Claims Airbus Paint Defects Risk Fuel Tanks

As the court hearing between Qatar Airways and Airbus over A350 paint defects approaches, the airline now claims that the “defective” design of the aircraft poses a potential risk of the fue...


New Airline Announces Airbus Coating Defects

Earlier this week, the owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group, reported that it has experienced surface degradation on its Airbus A350 jets, similar to paint defects Qatar Ai...


Airbus Cancels $6B Contract with Qatar Airways

Late last month, Airbus confirmed that it has canceled its $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways in the midst of an ongoing legal dispute regarding coating defects on its jets.


Qatar, Airbus Paint Defect Dispute Continues

Qatar Airways and Airbus have both taken legal action last month in the ongoing dispute over reports of coating defects on the company’s A350 jets.


Report: Paint Peeling, Cracking on Airbus Jets

Multiple airlines, most recently Qatar Airways, have reported coating problems and “early surface wear” with Airbus 350 jets.


Quality Control Issues Plague Silver Line

According to the Washington Metro inspector general, new quality control concerns have been identified with the second phase work on Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line project.


Free Webinar to Investigate Coating Failure

Using premature coating failure on a security barrier at an electrical power station as a case study, PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar (Dec. 5) will take a look at the customary steps for cond...


Free Webinar Explores Coating Failures

The focus will be on failure—and preventing it—during a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 16, on PaintSquare.com, part of the 2017 SSPC-JPCL Webinar Education Series.


DeFelsko Reveals New Detector

A new instrument designed to detect holidays and pinholes in coatings on metal and concrete is available from DeFelsko.


Pinhole Detector Made for Metal or Concrete

A new instrument from manufacturer DeFelsko is designed to alert the user of holidays and pinholes in coatings on metal or concrete substrates.


Trunk Show: Lucy Gets a Paint Job

The New Jersey beachfront stomping ground has not been kind to "Lucy the Elephant."


A NJ Icon Gets a Makeover

A 134-year-old American icon is in need of more than a bit of restoration, as rust and years of exposure to sand and salt air have eaten away at its layers of protective coatings.


TQC Rolls Out 2 Defect Detector Models

Coatings inspection instrument maker TQC has introduced two versions of a Low-Voltage Pinhole Detector that uses the "wet sponge technique."


Pinhole Detector Offers 2 Models

TQC's new Low-Voltage Pinhole Detector allows users to inspect various coatings on conductive substrates for holidays, pinholes and other small defects using the "wet sponge technique."


Sherwin-Williams OKs $50K Settlement

The Sherwin-Williams Co. has agreed to pay $50,000 to a Florida school district to resolve a 2011 lawsuit alleging paint defects at three schools, under a newly approved settlement agreement...


Best Practices:
2 Painting Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

There’s a rule that paint inspectors live by: When you look at the exterior concrete walls of a high-rise condo or apartment building, don’t assume that the paint is planning to stay there.


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Drywall

Question: Can an ASTM Level 5 Drywall Finish produce a satisfactory painted finish in critical lighting areas and/or when using higher-sheen paints? Answer: It depends.


Best Practices:
What Lurks Above—
Tips for Finishing Ceilings

Back in the day, ceilings were often finished with spray textured surfaces consisting of polymeric binders or modified plaster and aggregate that created a “spatter” effect.


Fischer Overhauls Poroscope Line

Fischer Technology has completely redesigned its line of Poroscope portable holiday detectors, the company announced.


The Un-touch-upables:
Tips for Effective Touch-up

Here’s a painter’s nightmare: He’s just finished applying the topcoats in a shiny new office complex. One of the guys moving in the mahogany conference-room table slips, and—SMASH!—what had ...


Nuclear Plant Finds Blister, Corrosion

A Pennsylvania nuclear plant is again reporting a coating defect and corrosion in one of its units, near the site of decayed wood left in the structure.


Fischer Porosity Tester Offers Variety

A new porosity tester from Fischer Technology offers a way to test enamel coatings of various thicknesses on a variety of substrates, the company announced.


 
 
   

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