Coatings

June 30, 2008 - 7:08am

High Tech Finishing, a Houston-based provider of decorative metal plating for customer aircraft interiors, has developed a new maintenance kit designed to preserve the appearance of metal plating. It is offering the kit free to show visitors at its NBAA booth (No. 5251). The package comes with nonabrasive materials and a special polishing pad. For easy stowage, it measures just 6.25 by 6.25 by 0.5 inches.

May 5, 2008 - 6:29am

Last year Swedish composites technology specialist Lamera introduced Hybrix, a stainless-steel “fiber-filled sandwich” that looks and behaves like a regular stainless-steel solid sheet that can be processed and formed with the same tools but weighs half as much. This year, in partnership with Sandvik Decorex, it has re-introduced Hybrix in permanent colors and surface textures under the DecoBrix brand.

March 19, 2008 - 5:55am

“When you paint an airplane, seven things happen, and six of them are bad.” So says Frank DeNisio, and he ought to know the potential pitfalls that can come between bare metal and a gleaming, durable paint job. DeNisio is operations manager of modifications for Dassault Falcon Jet Wilmington, the relatively new owner of the paint shop he has worked in for 27 years. Dassault Falcon Jet bought the Wilmington, Del.

March 19, 2008 - 5:52am

There are those unsung workers whose skills are underrated and whose work may go unappreciated, or at best is taken for granted. So it is with those who paint business airplanes. It’s a sometimes nasty, often physically demanding, always labor-intensive job that requires a knowledge of chemistry and the soul of an artist.

January 17, 2008 - 8:15am

Aircraft Belts of Kemah, Texas, long a provider of aircraft occupant restraint systems, is branching into the corporate aircraft decorative plating business with the opening of subsidiary Signature Plating. The new company will occupy a 12,500-sq-ft facility in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

January 17, 2008 - 8:15am

Aircraft Belts of Kemah, Texas, long a provider of aircraft occupant restraint systems, is branching into the corporate aircraft decorative plating business with the opening of subsidiary Signature Plating. The new company will occupy a 12,500-sq-ft facility in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.

November 30, 2007 - 11:24am

An exterior paint job on a Gulfstream G550 will typically cost in the neighborhood of $150,000 and, with proper care and maintenance, will last about five years. CareJet Services president Matt Weisman says it doesn’t have to be that way, and his recently launched company offers as proof a new polymer coating that both extends the life of the paint and enhances its appearance.

October 4, 2007 - 5:58am

Oxford Aviation of Oxford, Maine, introduced a three-in-one boot treatment called Tri-Guard. It is a silicone-free treatment that rejuvenates and conditions de-icing boots with a high gloss finish, offers protection from ozone degradation and UV rays, enhances the flexibility and durability of the boot and helps the actual ice-shedding process.

September 25, 2007 - 8:16am

Atlanta-based CareJet Services International has debuted an appearance-enhancing polymer paint protection system that was developed by Dow Corning and Proguard Plus. Applied to new or older aircraft paint, it provides higher luster, easier washing and enhanced UV and contaminant protection. According to the company, the system eliminates the need for regular use of detergents, waxes and abrasives.

July 24, 2007 - 11:03am

BizJet International of Tulsa, Okla., has announced the operation of its new plasma spray machine. “The new plasma spray system lets us restore engine components damaged by corrosion and worn by normal engine operation,” said Robert Peters, vice president of engine maintenance. The company is using the new process on Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell and General Electric engine parts.

 
X