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AkzoNobel Donates Paint to B-25, AirCam Restoration Project
July 22, 2018 - After months of meticulous work, two very special planes will make their debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018: the historic North American B-25 Berlin Express that is nearing the end of its complete restoration and a Lockwood AirCam, built from scratch by EAA volunteers to fly youth for EAA’s Young Eagles program. AkzoNobel — a leading global paints and coatings company — is a proud supporter of these two projects and donated the paint for each of them.
“This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our iconic Alumigrip brand, and what better way to mark this milestone than to support the projects for the Berlin Express and the AirCam,” said John Griffin, director of AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings business.
AkzoNobel’s Alumigrip coating system brand is well-known in the general aviation market for its high-gloss finish and ease of use. The new Alumigrip base coat/clear coat system drastically reduces downtime for customers, without compromising the result.
“Alumigrip was a natural choice for the two plane projects,” John said. “For the Berlin Express, we wanted to help preserve its historic status, so we chose a traditional military topcoat. The AirCam will ignite passion for flying among the Young Eagles, and what better way to do that than with a slick-looking plane.”