AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings Used on KLM Dreamliner

The system offers additional benefits, including UV protection for colors, reduced drying times and potential weight reduction, with lower fuel costs.

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KLM's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

 

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has chosen AkzoNobel’s (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) aerospace coatings for its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. KLM reports that the finish required 15 percent less paint than previously used systems. The base coat/clear coat system is designed to be lighter than conventional systems with less dirt adhesion. The system offers additional benefits, including UV protection for colors, reduced drying times and potential weight reduction, with lower fuel costs.

“We are very pleased to be chosen by KLM as a supplier for the Dreamliner,” says Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel executive committee member. “It’s a natural fit, as both companies are leaders in sustainability in their respective industries.”

The Dreamliners include a revamped cabin, updated full flat seats, Wi-Fi. This aircraft is engineered to be about 20 percent more fuel efficient, contributing to KLM's climate action plan, which aims for a 20 percent further reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020.  The relationship with KLM reflects AkzoNobel's Planet Possible approach to sustainability, which is aimed at developing leading innovations that create more value from fewer resources.