Praxair’s airframe coatings deal with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in Asia

Praxair’s airframe coatings deal with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in Asia

6:25 AM, 21st November 2012
Praxair’s airframe coatings deal with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty in Asia
Henri Koffel, Vice President, Purchasing, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

INDIANAPOLIS, US: Praxair Surface Technologies Inc, wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair Inc, has entered into a 10-year agreement with Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group) for thermal spray coating services to replace chrome plating on major airframe component programmes.

Praxair will commission an airframe production line in its Changzhou, China facility for thermal spray coating and finishing services as well as a coating production cell in Changwon, South Korea for applying automated thermal spray coatings and metallic slurries. Production is expected to commence in 2013.

“Praxair’s participation in this project is essential for Messier-Bugatti-Dowty to produce high-quality, environmentally-responsible airframe components with complex geometry for leading aircraft major programmes,” said Henri Koffel, Vice President, Purchasing, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

“Praxair is pleased to expand production in Asia for Messier-Bugatti-Dowty. Through our advanced coating technologies, broad range capabilities in Asia and global production excellence, we’re uniquely positioned to support Messier-Bugatti-Dowty’s production of more environmentally-friendly aircraft components,” said Mark Murphy, President, Praxair Surface Technologies.

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