Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer and the Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel have reportedly come together to develop stunning visual livery for three of Embraer’s latest E2 line business jets. Sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter confirmed that the incredible trio of designs depict a tiger, a shark and an eagle that were created using aerospace coatings from AkzoNobel’s Alumigrip and Aerodur ranges.
Further from the sources, Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, accommodates a dedicated AkzoNobel color mixture center where the animal designs were created and the company’s base and clear coat system were also applied to the exterior of the aircrafts. Apparently, the jets are being used to promote the global Profit Hunter project of Embraer.
Director of AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business, John Griffin claimed in a statement that the company appreciates its industry leading exterior paint system being used by the skillful Embraer painters to such spectacular effect. He added that the new animal prints on Embraer’s line of E2 business jets are a great example of the company’s expertise in providing fit-for-purpose lasting color performance and protection.
Records show that the Embraer project is the latest artwork in a series of impressive aircraft designs created using AkzoNobel’s aerospace coatings. For example, a colorful livery was developed for Wizz Air’s 100th aircraft and a Hi Fly-owned Airbus A380 was painted with a save the coral reefs message for the Mirpuri Foundation.
AkzoNobel recently helped to restore a historic B-25 Mitchell bomber, Berlin Express 410V, used in the filming of the war film Catch 22 while celebrating its Alumigrip aerospace brand’s 50th anniversary, company sources mentioned.
For the uninitiated, Netherland headquartered AkzoNobel operates in more than 80 countries and employs about 35,000 talented people passionate about delivering high performance products and services. The company has expertise in making paints and coatings, setting global standards in color and protection.