AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, the market leader in gloss and color retention,
is delighted to announce qualification at Airbus of its Aerobase base coat/clear
The Aerobase base coat and Aviox® clear coat UVR system has been qualified
successfully at Airbus, according to specification AIMS 04.04.033 and AIMS
In addition to the standard AIMS 04.04.033 base coat/clear coat system
specification, AIMS 04.04.037 includes a selectively removable system (SRS). SRS
incorporates an extra sealer coat between primer and base coat which allows the
selective removal of only the base coat/clear coat system in preparation for
repainting. This avoids the need to reapply the primer and so results in further
time and cost savings during maintenance of the aircraft.
With a focus on sustainable coatings, cutting drying times and saving costs
by shortening the application process, Aerobase not only offers a high quality
finish but reduces paint usage meaning it is an efficient and environmentally
progressive paint solution. The paint system has been developed in line with one
of Airbus’ key objectives to produce aircraft that are friendlier to the
environment and more eco-efficient.
The first to deliver reliable base coat/clear coat systems to the industry,
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings’ Aerobase system only requires one coat per color
and one layer of clear coat, resulting in reduced paint usage. This, coupled
with a dramatically reduced drying time, which helps to reduce energy
consumption and labor costs, allows the aircraft to leave the paint facility
with the best looking, most durable decorative finish available on the market.
Built on nearly a century of technical knowledge and experience, AkzoNobel
Aerospace Coatings’ new technology is expected to change the future of paint
application to external surfaces on aircraft. For airlines around the globe, the
Aerobase system offers the ultimate in decorative finishes and an opportunity to
strengthen brand identity with aircraft which look ‘factory new’ for longer.
The Aerobase base coat/clear coat system is ready for use in series
production and offered to Airbus customers as an option.