Aircraft-maker Embraer Goes Wild with AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings
Animal attraction draws AkzoNobel and Embraer together to develop stunning livery for three of the aircraft-maker’s latest line of E2 business jets.
The eye-catching trio of designs—depicting an eagle, a tiger and a shark—was created using aerospace coatings from the company’s Alumigrip and Aerodur ranges. The artwork was applied at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, which houses a dedicated AkzoNobel color-mixture center.
“We were thrilled to see our industry-leading exterior-paint system used by the amazing Embraer painters to such brilliant effect,” says John Griffin, director of AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business. “We pride ourselves on supplying fit-for-purpose, lasting color-performance and protection, and the new animal prints on Embraer’s line of E2 business jets are a fantastic example of this expertise.”
As well as supplying products to create the animal designs, the company’s base-coat/clear-coat system was also applied to the exterior of the three aircraft. The jets are being used to promote Embraer’s global Profit Hunter project, continuing the long-standing relationship between AkzoNobel and the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer.
The Embraer artwork is the latest in a series of striking aircraft designs created using AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings. Recent examples include a colorful livery developed for Wizz Air’s 100th aircraft, as well as a save-the-coral-reefs message for the Mirpuri Foundation, which was applied to Hi Fly-owned Airbus A380.
Meanwhile, AkzoNobel’s Alumigrip aerospace brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It recently marked the milestone by helping to restore the Berlin Express 410V, an historic B-25 Mitchell bomber used in the filming of the classic 1970 war film, Catch 22.
To learn more about AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, visit https://aerospace.akzonobel.com/.