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AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings to Provide Paint System & Technical Expertise to American Airlines

Published on 2013-03-01. Author : SpecialChem

American Airlines is undertaking a modernization and complete rebrand of their aircraft fleet. AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, with a dedication to providing innovative and reliable solutions to customers worldwide, is providing the paint system and technical expertise to assist with the new look for the iconic and most recognized brand in the aviation industry.

The fleet makeover shall incorporate the painting of over 600 aircraft with Aerodur 3001/3002 Base Coat/Clear Coat, widely recognized for an impressive high gloss finish with easy coverage and fast turnaround capabilities.

American Airlines' re-invented livery features proud stripes and a timeless silver body, expressing the airline's origins and the spirit of modern America. The new look and feel is enhanced by a full body mica topcoat. The depth and radiance of this special effect coating creates a unique luster effect reminding passengers of the classical metallic look.

American Airlines partnered with FutureBrand to create the modern look and livery for the iconic brand. Built on a multi-year successful partnership, they engaged AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings to work on color development, advice on the chosen paint system and to provide technical support.

Three aircraft; a 737-800 and two 777-300's; have already been painted, with a schedule of works stretching into the coming year, foreseeing a completion of 10 aircraft per month, by the beginning of March.

This rebranding program marks a milestone for American Airlines and a significant change regarding worldwide airline brand identity.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. AkzoNobel supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for their customers. Their portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, they 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, their 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

About AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

At AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, the Company strives to develop, manufacture and supply high-quality coating solutions to serve the current and future needs of the aviation industry worldwide. They are always finding ways to improve their 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.

Forward looking statements

This press release contains statements which address such key issues as AkzoNobel's growth strategy, future financial results, market positions, product development, products in the pipeline, and product approvals. Such statements should be carefully considered, and it should be understood that many factors could cause forecasted and actual results to differ from these statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, developments in raw material and personnel costs, pensions, physical and environmental risks, legal issues, and legislative, fiscal, and other regulatory measures. Stated competitive positions are based on management estimates supported by information provided by specialized external agencies.

Source: AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings

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