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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.

PPG receives EASA approval for windshield for HAWKER 800 series aircraft
PPG has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new-design glass-faced acrylic windshields for HAWKER® 800 series business jets, including the Hawker 750, 800, 800XP, 800 (U-125A), 850XP, 900XP and 1000 aircraft. With approval under an EASA Supplemental Type Certificate, PPG has begun selling the windshields directly to aircraft owners and operators in Europe.

PPG names Hood California transparencies plant manager, Kight market director
PPG has named Mark Hood plant manager of its Sylmar, California, aerospace transparencies facility and Steve Kight to succeed him as global market director for general aviation transparencies.

PPG names Millikin global business director, aerospace sealants and packaging
PPG today announced that it has named Sam Millikin global platform business director for aerospace sealants and packaging and a member of PPG’s aerospace business leadership team. Millikin succeeds John Sands, who retired after a 32-year career.

PPG Central Europe aerospace center approved for Airbus sealants packaging
The Central Europe application support center (ASC) operated by PPG in Hamburg, Germany, has been approved by Airbus for repackaging aerospace sealants from bulk containers into customer-friendly point-of-use packages.

PPG video describes benefits of premixed and frozen sealant for aerospace uses
A new video by PPG describes the cost-saving, quality and efficiency benefits of premixed and frozen PRC® and PRO-SEAL™ aerospace sealants over mixing two-part sealants.

PPG introduces heavy-duty, high volume mixers for high viscosity chemicals
PPG has expanded its SEMCO® high volume automated mixer line with two new heavy-duty mixers for precision mixing of higher viscosity, multicomponent adhesives, sealants and other chemicals in SEMKIT® packages. The Semco model 1088HD mixer and Semco 1188HD mixer are equipped with robust motors to thoroughly mix high viscosity aerospace adhesives, while the Semco 1188HD mixer has added capability for use in potentially volatile and corrosive environments, like those encountered by aircraft carrier maintenance operations.

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