Atlanta Aviation to Distribute Mapaero Aircraft Paints
AAI will act as the French company’s interior coatings distributor for North America, with a focus on airlines, MRO and VIP completion markets.
“With our newly created partnership, we both look forward to offering unmatched service to our customers, with U.S. stock, short lead time and color matching capability.” Says Gaetan Guibert, North America director for Mapaero.
The announcement comes after a fruitful first half of 2018 for the company, during which it obtained Embraer qualifications for its cabin filler, primer and topcoat, and a triple OEM qualification by Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer for its new Di-Tex 50 interior topcoat.
Mapaero says AAI will have a full tint line in Atlanta, Georgia, to make topcoat colors on demand, including Mapaero’s FR2-55 water-based, fire-retardant topcoat for use on aircraft cabin interiors. AAI plans to have this tint line operational by November. In the meantime, orders placed with AAI will be shipped from the Mapaero corporate office located in Pamiers, France.
“With AAI setting up this tint line, we can achieve quicker turn-around times on custom colors and offer turnkey paint/application services. Airlines and MROs will also see cost savings by shipping from Atlanta” AAI Vice President Michael Thatch says.
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