AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings joined industry partners in congratulating Airbus on the handover of the first A350 XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways.
The A350 XWB is designed to redefine the way people fly by opening up a new era in comfortable, efficient long haul air travel using the most advanced technologies and breakthrough innovations in aerodynamics, light-weight materials and aircraft systems.
We are celebrating the commercial launch of the Airbus A350 as supplier of the coatings solution and the vibrant colors that give the aircraft the distinctive Qatar Airways’ identity. We are extremely proud to be present from nose to tail on this history-making aircraft of launch customer Qatar Airways.
Airbus selected our Aerobase Base Coat/Clear Coat paint system for the A350 as it requires less paint and reduces the amount of solvents released. The system offers much quicker and simpler application for complex liveries with different colors. The eco-efficient painting process also means that less detergent will be needed when washing the aircraft. These savings are a great endorsement of our continued commitment to delivering sustainable solutions to customers worldwide.
To date, the A350 XWB has already won 778 firm orders from 41 customers worldwide. By the end of next year Airbus plans to build five a month and to hit 10 a month by mid-2018.
To watch the movie of the Airbus A350 XWB receiving her livery – click here.