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PPG awarded heated windshield contract for Bell 525 Relentless helicopter
PPG has been awarded the contract by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, to produce heated pilot and co-pilot windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless commercial helicopter. The PPG windshields will be available for customer specification on helicopters operating in mountainous areas and cold environments and for off-shore rescues.

PPG chrome-free integral fuel tank aerospace coating qualified to SAE standard
PPG has qualified PPG CA7088 integral fuel tank aerospace coating to SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification AMS-C-27725, Type 3, Grade 2.

PPG donates coatings for Air Heritage’s C-47B warplane restoration
PPG has donated aerospace coatings to Air Heritage in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, for restoring a C-47B Skytrain military transport aircraft known as Luck of the Irish. PPG provided DESOGEL™ EAP-9 adhesion promoter, DESOPRIME® HS 7233 high-solids military epoxy primer, and DESOTHANE® HS 8221 high-solids semi-gloss military and defense topcoat for Air Heritage volunteers to paint the aircraft as it looked when it flew its final World War II mission on May 28, 1945.

PPG Foundation invests $62,000 in 12 Alabama organizations
The PPG Foundation completed grants totaling $62,000 to 12 Alabama organizations in support of educational programs during 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s aerospace facility in Huntsville, Alabama. 

PPG Foundation invests more than $69,000 in 14 organizations on behalf of Aerospace business
The PPG Foundation completed grants totaling more than $69,000 to 14 organizations in support of educational programs during 2017. The grants were made on behalf of PPG’s aerospace business, which operates an administrative office and plant in Sylmar, California. 

PPG offering samples of new PPG PRO-SEAL 815M spray in advance of March launch
PPG is offering customers advance samples of its new PPG PRO-SEAL™ 815M aerospace sealant spray that will be launched this March. The innovative clear liquid is sprayed onto freshly applied polysulfide aerospace sealant to improve aesthetics and cut surface cure time to as little as two hours.

PPG, Air Tractor announce first e-coat system for aerospace industry
PPG and Air Tractor announced the first electrocoat primer system for full-scale original-equipment aircraft parts manufacturing in the aerospace industry. The two companies recently hosted aerospace industry representatives, elected officials, Air Tractor dealers, and PPG executives to celebrate the launch and showcase a first look at the system at the Air Tractor agricultural manufacturing facilities in Olney, Texas.

PPG donates coatings to help U.S. Space & Rocket Center restore A-12 spy plane
When the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama, began restoring an A-12 Oxcart, it took only a local telephone call to obtain the aerospace coatings required to paint the legendary spy plane. Tom Meyer, PPG (NYSE:PPG) plant manager, aerospace transparencies facility in Huntsville, arranged for PPG to donate military aerospace coatings for repainting the Cold War reconnaissance plane operated by the CIA.

PPG launches US webstore for aerospace sealant and adhesive application products
PPG has launched a webstore for customers in the continental U.S. to purchase PPG SEMCO® products used for aerospace sealant and adhesive applications. Orders can be placed online by credit card for more than 130 items that will be shipped for free within two business days from one of PPG’s six U.S. application support centers.

PPG receives Parts Manufacturer Approval for BEECHJET 400 jet windshield
PPG has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for its aftermarket glass-faced acrylic windshields for BEECHJET® 400 business jets and their variants. The PPG windshields have been selected by Nextant Aerospace for NEXTANT 400XTI® remanufactured business jets, and they are available for direct sale to owners of Beechjet 400 jets and variants.

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